Man Gets Backstage At Wireless Festival Without A Ticket And Gives Chris Brown His Phone
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A man has gone viral on TikTok after explaining how he managed to blag his way backstage at Wireless Festival and give singer Chris Brown his phone.
TikTok user husnain_asif was able to walk straight in despite not having a ticket to the festival, which ran its first of three weekends from Crystal Palace in south London and featured A$AP Rocky headlining alongside Chris Brown.
Tickets for the event were around £100 per day, but this guy didn't pay a penny - and got himself some viral fame into the bargain.
Starting his video with the caption 'Watch me get into wireless without tickets', Asif films himself outside the festival site walking purposefully towards the entrance. He claims wearing 'sunglasses and all black to look important' was key, and incredibly he's allowed to walk backstage.
The man isn't done there, though, and quickly turns off the path through a gap in the fence before finding himself coming up to a gate guarded by two security men.
Biding his time, he waits until the coast is clear before sprinting through the open gate and towards the main stage.
He's already done plenty - and by sharing this has surely alerted some kind of authority to his crime - but Asif doesn't stop there, either.
He chucks his phone on stage where Chris Brown happens to be performing, and the artist picks it up before filming himself for a few seconds.
It's a pretty mad video, although not something we'd suggest trying to do yourself.
Naturally, people on TikTok were stunned and the video has been viewed more than six million times.
Commenters were aghast, with one writing: "Omg how do you do all this so easily"
Another asked a question we were all thinking: "I’m just wondering how you got your phone back".
A third offered a more cautionary voice, writing: "This isn’t really safe to do. How many tickets they sell and scan is how they know how many people are in the venue."
However, a fourth wrote: "i wouldn’t even know how to act if breezy picked up my phone".
LADbible has contacted Wireless Festival for comment.
The performance that the TikTok user managed to sneak in to see was Chris Brown's first in the UK since being banned from the country following his assault on former girlfriend Rihanna.
The 33-year-old received a great deal of criticism online for his appearance at the festival, with many people unhappy that the performer had been allowed back into the country to perform.
In 2010, Brown was publicly banned from stepping on British soil after he was arrested for assaulting fellow singer Rihanna following the Grammys.
The pair got into an argument while driving in Brown's Lamborghini, which led to her suffering from a split lip, bruised eye and other injuries.
Brown was charged with a felony assault and for making criminal threats.
He pleaded guilty to a felony and accepted a plea deal of community labour, five years' probation and domestic violence counselling.