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Man Smuggles Vodka Into Festival in Unique Way

Concessions at concerts and music festivals are notoriously expensive which gave rise to tailing-gating and “pre-gaming” as concert goers booze it up before a show. Sometimes people try to sneak booze in, but that can be confiscated by security.

Alex Diamond of Port Jefferson, New York is a man with a plan. According to Lad Bible, three weeks before the Electric Zoo 2017 music festival, Alex went to Randall’s Island in New York City where the event was scheduled to take place. Once there, he buried a water bottle full of vodka.

Alex said he was inspired by pirates, burying his treasure and used a high tech way to mark his spot.

“I’ve been going to Electric Zoo for over four years now so I know the layout very well. The planning of the burial was simple. We used Google maps and marked our spot on GPS so we knew where it would be. Then we waited.”

Weeks later at the festival, Alex and his pals dug up the treasure. His only problem was digging it up without drawing the attention of the security.

“It was a bit of an operation but in the end we got through it,” he said. “The objective once we got into the festival was to remove the bottle without attracting attention. Once we got to the GPS spot, we all huddled around it. I did a double take to make sure we were in the clear and then one of us dug up the vodka. All in all, it took us about 10 minutes.”

After his Facebook post about his clever idea went viral, Alex is planning on a writing book of other festival secrets and money-saving tips.

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