Some people have all the luck
What’s worse than finally seeing that concert, movie, or show you’ve been looking forward to, only to get stuck in a terrible seat with no view?
This happens to pretty much all of us at least once. From stadium columns totally blocking your view at a baseball game to getting seated in the balcony and only being able to see half a stage, to simply being stuck behind tall people (the worst), being at a live event isn’t nearly as fun when you can’t even see what you paid to see.
But what can you do about it? Sure, you can always get closer to the field in between innings, sneak into better seats at intermission, or maybe even push your way through the crowd towards the front, but one kid went above and beyond: He made himself VIP.
Adam is your typical British teenager, interested in partying, music, and concerts. His ingenuity wasn’t about to let him down when he showed up late to see The Sherlocks performing in Manchester last month.
If you don’t know them, The Sherlocks are a four-piece indie rock band from Northern England who released their first single in 2014. As they release more music, they continue to grow in popularity, but Adam was already a fan.
Unfortunately, he and his friends showed up late to the show. Not surprisingly, they ended up in an awful spot where they could hardly even see the band on stage. That’s when Adam had an idea.
Getting There Early
If you’re going to a concert with general admission, you know the importance of being familiar with the venue and getting there early.
After you arrive, get comfortable, because you’re going to need to defend your spot quite possibly with force, especially as the hall gets crowded and people start to push other people around. You’ve been waiting months or more for this show, and nothing is going to ruin it for you.
Yet no matter how hard we plan, a number of things can mess up your night. One of the most common is simply getting stuck in the back of the crowd or ending up behind somebody so tall that you can’t even see the show. We’ve all been there.
What to do?
As you can see from the picture, these seats Adam later shared on Snapchat are anything but bad. In fact, they’re incredible.
Look closer and you’ll see that Adam and his friends ended up in the VIP section of the show. We’re talking roped-off, onstage VIP section.
How did Adam get from the back of the venue to the best seats in the house? Really, it was pretty simple…
He edited the band’s Wikipedia page.