There's nothing more annoying at a festival than when you can't take booze through into the main arena. You either have to try to sneak it in - and let's face it, a can in each welly isn't really going to last you for the day - or you have to accept being ripped off for pints of lager that taste like piss.

An American man named Alex, however, had another solution: bury his booze on site, weeks ahead of the festival taking place, and then dig it up once it had begun.

Three weeks before Electric Zoo 2017, the New Yorker travelled to Randall's Island, where he buried a water bottle full of vodka for consumption after the event had been set up.

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He told LADbible that he drew his inspiration from pirates, with his five-strong festival crew wanting to see if they could 'bury treasure without it being disturbed'.

Describing how he did it, Alex said: "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."

When the group turned up at the festival though, it wasn't quite as easy as they might have hoped. Although pinpointing the vodka was simple, the next problem was digging it up without attracting the attention of the festival CCTV cameras and security.

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"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. The hardest part was trying not to raise any suspicions because there's quite a lot of cameras and festival staff around.

"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.

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"All in all, it took us about 10 minutes."

Once they had got through that then all was left was to pass to bottle around and enjoy the show.

After uploading images of his successful excavation to Facebook the post went viral, and Alex is now working on a book of other festival secrets and money-saving tips.

It should be available in 2018 - if this effort is anything to go by, it should be well worth checking out.

LADbible has contacted Electric Zoo for comment.

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James Dawson

James Dawson is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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