This can be look at several different ways. Either you can find this man to be a genius or you can find him to an idiot for snitching on himself.
Whatever the reason may be, Warriors fan Trevor Laub decided to record every single move he made to show fans how he got into Oracle Arena for cheap and ended up sitting courtside for multiple games without ever getting caught.
It all started with him purchasing tickets for standing room only, where you’re not even getting a seat to watch the actual the game.
“Before the games, Laub checked Ticketmaster to see which courtside seats were still for sale. He then used some rudimentary image editing to modify that ticket so that it listed that vacant courtside seat instead of the actual depressing seat in the club area. A screenshot of that fake ticket was all he needed for the second phase of his scam.
To get in the building, he used the barcode from the actual ticket he purchased; once inside, he walked down to the courtside section, presented a screenshot of the completely made-up ticket that listed a vacant seat, and then sat down to enjoy the games. (As Laub tells it, there was no second round of barcode scanning at the actual seat. Maybe wealthy ticket holders find the practice offensive.)
Laub’s video diary provides a more detailed explanation of the scheme, along with footage from several home games he attended. In sum, he said he attended 32 games last season, 29 of them courtside. In the description of the video, he pays tribute to the mystery person who made it all possible: “shout out to the REAL MVP the rich mf’er who had season tickets to the 2 seats i sat in every game and only showed up to like 4 games the entire season I APPRECIATE YOU!”
Warriors will now be taking their talents to Chase Center next season and for many years to come. I’m sure security there will be much tighter.
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