A fan managed to convince security staff into allowing him backstage access after showing them an edit of a band’s Wikipedia page he made, reports say.
David Spargo managed to gain access to the green room of a gig by dance duo Peking Duk in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday night (December 2) after amending the group’s Wikipedia page to list himself as a family relation to the band.
“It was probably the most genius, mastermind move that I’ve ever witnessed,” the band’s Adam Hyde told The Guardian. “It’s crazy. He just did it on the spot, in a second on his phone.”
“He told the security guard he was our stepbrother or something, and showed them the Wikipedia page and his ID.”
Upon arriving at the band’s dressing room, the fan introduced himself to the band, who immediately warmed to him, despite his daring stunt.
“We ended up having a bunch of beers with him and he was an absolute legend. He wasn’t a creep or anything. He was like the most normal dude we’ve ever met. That’s what makes it more hilarious,” Hyde added.
The band later uploaded a screenshot from the Wikipedia page, along with a quote from the film Anchorman that said: “Actually, I’m not even mad. That’s amazing.”
som1 edited our wiki 2 say he was our family. showed security, got in2 the green room and had a beer with the boys.. pic.twitter.com/DUZfki9hFS
— peking duk (@pekingduk) December 3, 2015
As The Guardian reports, Spargo himself commented on the band’s Facebook status, saying: “Thanks for the evening lads.”
Hyde said that his bandmate Styles took Spargo’s number and that “We might end up having a couple of beers with him”.
“I’ve got to tip my hat to that guy’s kahunas… He’s probably still drinking, the dirty dog. That, or trying to infiltrate someone else’s green room.”
Hyde said that the incident proves that you can “never trust Wikipedia”.