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Festival Goer Hailed As Hero After Digging Up Buckfast Buried Days Ago

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Festival Goer Hailed As Hero After Digging Up Buckfast Buried Days Ago

A man who attended Glasgow's TRNSMT festival was hailed a 'hero' after burying a bottle of Buckfast days before the event pitched up and uncovering it once the festival started.

Rory Barraclough, 33, revealed his elaborate plan, which was to sneak the bottle in a few days before the event so security wouldn't bother him afterwards.

Rory - who works as a producer for Scotland's Pure Radio - told the Scottish Sun: "We went on the Wednesday, just before TRNSMT, thinking it would be completely empty - but it was crawling with security because of Biffy Clyro's gig on Thursday.

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"So we went to Glasgow Green and we had to pretend to be sunbathing, because we were getting some weird looks.

"We were trying to sneakily dig a big enough hole under a jacket, but I feel like we got rumbled as security guys kept walking past and checking on us.

"We ended up leaving on the Wednesday after digging most of the hole and then came back on Thursday to finish it off and actually bury the bottle.

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"So it took two days to get it buried and it had to get through the Biffy Clyro gig and the Friday of TRNSMT - but it did!"

Credit: Twitter/PureRadioScot
Credit: Twitter/PureRadioScot

He added: "When we were planning to hide it, I counted the steps from a hand sanitiser station to the spot for digging, but then on Saturday, they'd moved the station, so it was a bit of a search.

"To dig it in the first place we had a gardening tool, which made it a bit easier, but you can't take anything like that in - so we had to dig it up with our hands.

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"We thought we'd made it perfect, looking like normal grass and no sign that anything was buried. And when we went to dig it up, it all looked like perfect grass, so it was hard to find it."

The producer ended up hiding it so well that he couldn't locate it.

Credit: Instagram/rorybarra
Credit: Instagram/rorybarra
Credit: Instagram/rorybarra
Credit: Instagram/rorybarra
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Rory continued: "It took a good few hours to get it out, we couldn't find it at first and people were looking suspiciously, so we had to find the right moment when security were away.

"We went and saw a couple of acts and then came back, digging it up just at the end of another act - so the focus was on the stages.

"People were loving it, it's a bottle of Bucky - a Scottish institution.

"The first thing we did was pour it into pint glasses, then we got the photo - that's why the bottle is empty - and then we ditched the bottle."

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People were loving Rory's act of subterfuge, with one commenting on Facebook: "Not all heroes wear capes."

Another said: "That's my kinda guy. People make Glasgow."

While a third boasted: "Could easily sneak that in +5 more, party trick of mine."

LADbible has contacted TRNSMT Festival for a comment.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/rorybarra

Topics: Festival, Scotland

Anish Vij
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