Trust me when I say this: There’s always more than one way to get into a music festival. Paying money for a ticket? That’s for chumps, kids. CHUMPS, I tell you.
When you’re young, footloose, fancy free – and perhaps more importantly, completely broke as shit – you’ve got to be resourceful if you want to join in all the summer festival fun. Sometimes you feel real clever hopping a fence and hot stepping it out of security’s reach. And then sometimes a kid like this comes along and puts all your best efforts to shame.
Over the past five years, Marcus Haney has bluffed his way into just about every festival imaginable, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, and even the Grammys. All without spending a single dime on admission.
Throughout his travels he filmed as much as he could – including being taken on tour with Mumford & Sons and The Naked & Famous after they caught wind of his antics – and the resulting documentary film looks about as uplifting as it is entertaining.
Far from being a collation of images of a snot-nosed brat sneaking past fences, what’s resulted is a coming-of-age story in the vein of Cameron Crowe‘s semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous as Haney sneaks into Coachella via a portaloo, forms unlikely relationships with his musical idols, and documents the true uniting experience of a sea of heads all on the cusp of adulthood; enjoying everything that’s happening right now, but not quite ready to grow up just yet.
The film, No Cameras Allowed, is expecting an official release “soon”. You can check out the trailer below.