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Genius changes Wikipedia page to get backstage with favourite band

We've all tried to blag our way to meet our heroes: pretending you work for a magazine, pretending you're on the guestlist ("whose list you on then?" "erm...Tim's?") or just going for the classic: bribing the security guard.

But one genius decided one something far cleverer than those.

David Spargo, fan of Aussie electronic duo Peking Duk, wanted to meet his favourite band when they played a show in Melbourne and, upon being stopped by a security guard, had to think fast. When asked to prove he had a connection to the band, he managed to quickly edit the band's Wikipedia page to show himself listed under 'family'.

Duly satisfied, he was let through by the guard and proceeded to hang out with the band who, far from being annoyed, thought his move was brilliant.

Bandmember Adam Hyde said afterwards, “It was probably the most genius, mastermind move that I’ve ever witnessed… 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… It goes to show never trust Wikipedia.”

He continued: "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.”

They later revealed the scam on their Twitter and Facebook page, with Spargo thanking them for his night of fun.

It's a matter of time before a fan changes their name by deed poll to that of a famous person's sibling to get in to a gig isn't it?

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