I go to festivals sometimes, like the big ones when they're close and I can sneak in
mini brag: one time I went to this festival on beacon st in boston, 2/5 of us had tickets, the other 2 went managed to read names off the willcall list. I wandered around the back of the street to this bar which had a door outside and a door inside the festival. I was gonna walk through but I wound up chatting with the bouncer. I asked him if he'd care if I snuck through and he was just like "I got a pass for working, I can't use it - here you go"
So, i start walking all the way around the whole fest trying to get back to the front gates, and going around the back a lady was like, hey - you can come through here, that's a backstage pass
sweet right?! I wound up meeting the descendents and actually hung out for a while on the bus with presidents of the USA and the violent femmes. Chatted for long time with their vedic guru who i guess leads them in meditations before shows. odd dudes.
When I met back up with my friends I was telling them about it, and the lead for presidents walked by and was like "hey will - mober on, keep it up!"
I also met the femmes again and NY Dolls in pittsburgh on some passes I got with a friend who was a red bull guy, i just went along with him, they let you go anywhere when you're handing out free shit. Another time ceelo green rode my skateboard while i was hanging out behind a ceelo/black-eyed peas show
Anyway, definitely interesting when you take the less obvious path and just go with whatever adventure presents itself.