File this one under "brilliant ideas I really wish I'd thought of."
David Spargo, a huge fan of Australian electronic music duo Peking Duk, recently used the band's own Wikipedia page as his personal backstage pass. And all it took was one tiny edit. Can you spot it?
According to an interview with the Guardian, Spargo listed himself as a "family member" at the end of the page's first paragraph. (You can see it clearly in the screen shot from the page's edit history, above.)
Then, he went to a Peking Duk show, and headed toward the backstage entrance. When asked for credentials, he simply explained that he was a relative of the band. The show's skeptical security guard asked for proof, Spargo pulled up the band's Wikipedia page on his phone...
AND IT TOTALLY WORKED.
Spargo spent the rest of the night drinking beer and rubbing elbows with the band, who was beyond impressed (and totally not pissed) by his digital trickery.
“It was probably the most genius, mastermind move that I’ve ever witnessed,” said Adam Hyde, one half of Peking Duk, told the Guardian. “It’s crazy. He just did it on the spot, in a second on his phone."
They even shared the stunt with their fans on social media.
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 Wikipedia page has since been edited to remove Spargo's name as a family member, but it's not completely erased. For having the giant balls to try a stunt like that, the band gave him an entire paragraph towards the bottom of the page, where Spargo is referred to as "the definition of a legend."
And that, my friends, is why you can't believe everything you read on Wikipedia.
Distractify reached out to Spargo to learn more about how he thought up this amazing scheme. We'll update it here if and when we hear back from him!