Awesome kid snuck into 50 music festivals to make this super fun movie

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Coachella. Glastonbury. Bonnaroo. The Grammys. You name the music festival, Marcus Haney has somehow snuck into it. He makes fake passes, pretends to be the press, jump fences and does anything he can to get in and has somehow made friends with famous bands and shot their album covers. Here's the movie trailer for his story, No Cameras Allowed.


Noisey interviewed Haney who explained how he first started sneaking into festivals with Coachella in 2010:

It was me and my friend Adam. We had no money for gas—we met a guy called Acid Chris on Craigslist to help put gas in our car. We snuck in at about 4AM on Friday morning, dressed in all black, jumped the fence, and slept underneath the trailers and porta-potties until the festival opened at noon.


This guy is the best.

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As someone who loves the music festival and concert experience, I'm kinda jelly that this dude just sneaks in and gets to enjoy the experiences I pay out the ass for. On the other hand, I'd like to join him, and join some of these bands doing all the stuff the old man in the trailer said.

On a semi-related note, this kinda brings up my feelings on downloading music; I usually go the pirate route on albums, but I always end up seeing the show and buying merch/Tshirt/poster etc when the band is in town. It's how I've reconciled the pirating. There are just some experiences you HAVE to pay for that you can't get on the album, whether it's the limited edition poster or the live rendition of your favorite songs being energetically performed by the artists. This guy sneaking in to concerts kinda undermines my whole belief system on that, but C'est la Vie.

Also for discussion: what music festivals/concerts have you guys been to and how was it?

Most recent for me was this years Governors Ball music Festival. Amazing experience, seeing Interpol, Phoenix and a bunch of other bands I love perform live, pure bliss.

I'm going to Made In America, end of August. Super excited for that.

I'm still not down with the festivals where you have to sleep there overnight.