Instagrammer Tricks His Followers Into Thinking He Went To Coachella

It's something that's on the top of a lot of bucket lists, but not all of us are lucky enough to be able to afford to go to California music festival Coachella.

But if you can't make it, you might as well make your Instagram following think you can.

Instagrammer Byron Denton managed to convince people that he was at the American music festival after posting a load of faked photos to his account, tricking his 80,000 followers - for a while anyway.

Byron's Instagram convinced most of his followers that he was in the US. Credit: Instagram/tbhbyron
Byron's Instagram convinced most of his followers that he was in the US. Credit: Instagram/tbhbyron

Although most people probably wouldn't have the time or inclination, Byron went full force with his pretend trip stateside, ordering a load of clothes that would only be suitable at a festival like Coachella.

Pictures show him dressed in his new outfits as he sits in his local park - but one painfully difficult Photoshop later (as explained via some handy before-and-after snaps) he appears to be living it up in America.

Byron also made a video for his YouTube channel showing the process of faking his attendance at the world-famous music festival and the reactions of his fans.

He explained: "When it came to faking it, I started off by searching the internet for other people's Coachella photos and trying to find one I could use to super impose myself into.

"This took many failed attempts but with the help of an app called PicsArt and a little bit of Facetune I managed to make them look somewhat realistic to post on my social media pages, specifically Instagram.

"At first the reaction was very positive with a lot of people thinking I was actually at the 'celeb fuelled' festival however, once a few people suggested it was fake in the comments a lot of others started questioning it also.

"Once I posted the final video and admitted to 'faking it' I was surprised by the amount of people that actually came forward and said they were fooled by it - this even included close family and friends."

Byron talked us through the process on his YouTube channel. Credit: YouTube/tbhbyron
Byron talked us through the process on his YouTube channel. Credit: YouTube/tbhbyron

Byron is no stranger to pulling pranks on his followers. Just a few weeks ago, he tricked his followers into thinking he was one of those rich people who mainly just post about how rich they are all the time.

He Photoshopped himself onto private jets and into designer shops, gaining around 10,000 more likes per post, just due to the fact he looked wealthy. I suppose it serves as another healthy reminder to make sure you don't take social media too seriously.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/tbhbyron

Amelia Ward

Amelia Ward is a journalist at LADbible. She studied Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, before going on to work in music PR. She has also written for the M.E.N Group and various other publications.

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