Sky-high drink prices at music festivals have driven attendees to develop creative tricks for sneaking in booze—from hiding drinks in secret flasks to smuggling a bottle inside a sandwich—but one savvy techno lover has devised a noteworthy new strategy by taking note from rum-swigging pirates of yore: He buried his booze. According to Munchies, three weeks before Electric Zoo in New York City, Alex Diamond waltzed into the empty festival site with a water bottle full of vodka, wrapped it in a plastic bag, and buried it on-site. Diamond then dropped a pin on Google Maps, so he could find his stash when returned during the festival.
Modern Day Pirate Buries Booze to Sneak It Into Music Festival
Diamond isn’t the only one to follow in the footsteps of rowdy, shovel-happy buccaneers. On a Reddit thread dedicated to clandestine festival beverages, multiple users claim to have achieved the same feat, one even repeating a rumor that someone had buried a keg at a past festival. Now that Diamond’s crafty hack is gaining him some notoriety, though, he may have ruined this tactic for all future would-be booze buriers. Guess it’s back to incognito flasks and vodka sandwiches for the rest of us.