If you've long lusted after the Holy Gail of the gig VIP section where beers flow and groupies gather, here's an idea mad enough it just might work.
Adam Boyd arrived to see The Sherlocks at the Albert Hall in Manchester last weekend and realised his view was, to put it frankly, "shite". Undeterred by this minor hiccup Boyd decided to try his hand at getting into the VIP section by editing himself into the band's Wikipedia entry saying that The Sherlocks first single had been influenced by him.
You couldn't make it up. Well, he did, and it seemed to work.
Boyd spoke to Daily Mail about how he couldn't believe his luck: "I cannot believe it worked. I was expecting to be kicked out for trying. The Wikipedia idea came about due to my frustration of not being able to see any of the supporting band and worrying if I'd have the same problem with The Sherlocks when they came on. Because we were next to the bar downstairs, I looked up and saw the VIP entrance and told my friends "I'm going to try and get up there" but they were calling me an idiot and saying I wouldn't get in."
"Regardless I went up, made my way to the area, and realised I had no way of actually getting in. I needed an excuse, a reason to be let in. I don't know how the idea climbed to the top of all the other drunken ones I was probably having then, but it came to me to change their wiki page so I was included in it."
"From what I can remember," Boyd recalls, "he had the rope going across the door, and refused to let me in, until I explained I was one of the band members' cousins, and obviously he didn't believe that, either."
"I was trying to find some way to 'prove' I was family. That's when I 'remembered' about being credited on Wikipedia, although I had changed it minutes beforehand, and showed him he and said 'Fair enough' and let me past. I guess luck was on my side, either that or a gullible bouncer?"
We must say, given the unmovable bouncers we've encountered in our time, we think Adam got extremely lucky.