It should be common knowledge by now not to believe everything you see on the Internet. Hoaxes and scams run wild, Photoshop alters images to make the unbelievable seem real, and with just a few clicks a Wikipedia page can be edited and change the course of history in your favor.
Case in point? One very clever concertgoer was able to fool a security guard into getting backstage with a quick edit of a band's Wikipedia page.
After Peking Duk's set ended, fan David Spargo's quick thinking sent him over to a bouncer guarding backstage. There, Spargo was able to convince the security guard that he is the stepbrother of Reuben Styles, one of the band members, by showing the guard his ID and the band's Wikipedia page that listed Spargo as family. Spargo said:
“... I was about to head home, then I just had a lightbulb-above-the-head kind of moment and thought, yeah, I’ll give it a crack. No harm in trying, is there?”
Just like that, Spargo was backstage and having a beer with the band. And for the icing on the cake, the band wasn't mad or upset about the security breach. In fact, they gave him serious praise and even sent out a Tweet with a fitting "Anchorman" meme:
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
The band also told The Guardian: “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."