Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Don't Post Images Of Your Laminate / Crew Passes On Social Media - EVER

Yes, it's tempting.

You're lucky enough to be at a big show, working in some capacity and you want to show off, tell all your friends - it's what Social Media is for, right?

Er no. You are likely to be fired.

I know several that have been. I know some that have been taken to court. Just don't do it.

Watch how easily these two make fake working passes from this Instagram post, a wristband (like this one), then simply walk into the secret "we're-playing-Glastonbury-2017" Foo Fighters show in Frome.

Fortunately, these two just wanted to see the show, they didn't try and get backstage / onstage.

But, following the awful events at the Ariana Grande concert on the 22nd May, this message needs to be repeated.


Imagine if Salman Abedi had also created a pass from a social media post, walked past security and detonated his device inside the arena?

Yes, he could've bought a ticket, but the pass would've allowed him to roam anywhere.

So if you see a friend or contact posting images of passes on social media, tell them off. Please. Let's make this something you just don't do on social media.

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To see how they made fake passes, skip to 1:30.

It's not about the promoter losing money. The last thing you want at a show is a nutjob with a pass; ask Noel

Or Robbie

But don't mess with Keith.

Here's the image they photoshopped - it's still on Instagram;

H/t UK Touring Crew **Updated Friday 1st June**

1 comment:

  1. These posers who make dummy passes are clueless boneheads. Some of us--myself included--have gotten real laminates handed to us personally by band members. Now THAT is an adrenaline high you can't make in Photoshop!!