9 Tips For Using a Fake ID to Get into a Show

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​As an underage concertgoer, there are always a handful of shows I wish I could legitimately get into... or at least illegitimately get into with a fake ID.

When I was 17, someone made me a fake high school ID that said I was 18 so I could get into a gig in New York City... Oh, the desperately low standards of youth.

Now that my days of getting into trouble with fake IDs are over, it's time I spread the good word to help out others. Hopefully these tips will help you gain entry to your favorite shows so you can rock your face off.

9. If you're buying a custom fake, assure accuracy above all else. Make sure the shady shmoe who's making your ID doesn't make your name Michael Jones and have the signature say Brian Michael Jones. No dice.

8. Likewise, make the photo look believable. That is, wear what you'd wear to the DMV in the picture. Guys, spare the venue bouncers and don't wear any eyeliner in the photo you have on your fake ID. I'm sure they're not interested in
knowing how truly emo you are. Girls, don't wear a tube top when you get your photo taken for your fake ID. Everyone knows you wouldn't show up to the DMV wearing that.

7. Make it clean. For goodness sake, don't let your older brother just glue your picture on top of his picture on the ID he used to use. Uneven textures and glue smudges won't do you any good. If your height and weight don't match up with that of your sibling, you're out of luck as far as borrowing a sibling's ID goes. It's also a good idea to use your real name in case you're asked for a second form of identification. If you're paying between $100 and $150 -- that's the going rate -- then you should guarantee that
your ID will turn out better than the one your brother could make for you anyway.

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6. Buy from an appropriately disreputable source. Wanna find someone who'll sell you a fake? Ask friends who have good fakes. Or check out local head shops, which is a great place to find someone who produces fakes on the DL. Then, know what you want. Do a little reading about which states actually have flimsy driver's license cards. I used to know an 18-year-old who had a fake New York ID that was an actual plastic card, and all I could say was, "You've got to be kidding me, man." California's got the flimsy kind too, so if you get a fake California driver's license that's as stiff as a credit card, you've been duped.

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5starfakes5
5starfakes5

josecuervo766@yahoo.com Each ID is encoded with PDF417 scannable barcodes and or 3 track mag data with proper jurisdiction codes for each state. Also all ID's are created 100% dead on with production materials like 24-34 Mil Teslin/ Soft Crystal/ Lam glossy/ matte or PVC. Other security features included are UV ink, color shifting ink, retro reflective acrylic, bubble print, holograms/ kinegrams and microtext printed with an ALPS MD 5000 Thermal

kellypagefrost
kellypagefrost

I've done security with some of the biggest bands in the world. Treat the backstage bouncer with respect, and you'll be surprised how far it will take you.

SeedyWard
SeedyWard

Assumed identities are way cool. In this police state day and age everyone should have a couple. Underage drinking is about the silliest reason to have alternate ID, though. 


maxonepercent
maxonepercent

This article seems very irresponsible.  What happens when some underage kid uses your tips to gain entry to a bar, gets drunk and kills some innocent people driving home?  Is the New Times going to accept responsibility?  I doubt it very much.

Izz
Izz

fuck u, jeremx. thats ridiculous. 18 can go to war n kill themselves serving the country but cant get a beer from the country.

hailtothekingbaby
hailtothekingbaby

"As an underage concertgoer, there are always a handful of shows I wish I could legitimately get into... or at least illegitimately get into with a fake ID" Lenni are you a still underage, or you can now legally get into shows? The beginning of your article sounds as if you are underage and the rest of the article sounds like you are of age or you are illegally getting into shows.

Luis2dope
Luis2dope

illegals always have a hook on fakes

Shadowman
Shadowman

And you call this journalism. This is something I'd expect from a cheap newsletter from some pissed off student organization. Congrats to the New Times for publishing information on how to break the law and become a criminal.

Whats next? Information on how to steal someone's identity so you don't have to pay taxes. What a joke this paper is...

jeremx
jeremx

martin, lenni is right.. here's what i found:

"Arizona Law (ARS 28-3476) makes it illegal to alter or forge a driver's licenses issued by Arizona, other U.S. states, Mexico or Canada. It is against the law to make an identification that is 'similar to or in the likeness of' the official identification from Arizona or the other states and countries. The law also requires that an 'non-official' identification have the words 'Not an official license' printed on the front if it might be confused as an official identification. Violating this law is class 1 misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 dollars.

Keep in mind that it is also illegal for a person attempt to use a fake identification. Arizona Law (ARS 28-3478) makes is a crime to use or 'have in the person's possession a canceled, revoked, suspended, fictitious or fraudulently altered driver license.' It is also illegal to lend a driver license to another person or permit the use of the person's driver license by another person. All of these crimes are class 2 misdemeanors, which are punishable by fines of up to $750."

*taken from a "law for kids" site though so...

Joe Distort
Joe Distort

before i was 21 i would get in to over-age shows by x-ing my hands like i was straight edge...when it would work they wouldnt even card me since i wasnt gonna be drinking anyway. i couldnt see actually paying for a fake though. carry band equipment or something and you can usually swing it (unless things have gotten drastically worse in the past 9 years)

jeremx
jeremx

or don't take the risk. ie; don't risk the legal action that follows if you're caught. and don't risk putting the venue in harm's way because you weren't patient enough to wait until you're the appropriate age to get in somewhere. putting other people's livelihood in danger because you were selfish is pretty shitty. live music isn't going away. sure, venues are shutting down all the time but new ones are always cropping up. and that band that you absolutely can't live without seeing will be gone and done likely in less than a couple years and there will be 377 there to takes it's place.

iancontardi
iancontardi

@maxonepercent well gee, maybe its not the person who made this article - but the person who does these things themselves who should be responsible for their own actions. ever think of that, you dumbfuck?

Joe Distort
Joe Distort

yeah, but cmon. you know people are still gonna do it, and the worst that USUALLY happens is getting it confiscated. saying 'dont risk it blahblahblah' makes you seem like you dont like fun or (slightly) tongue in cheek blog posts, DAD.

Phoenix New Times
Phoenix New Times

Is there really legal action that follows from getting busted before you get in? I thought they just took the ID? What can they charge you with, exactly?

When I'm from no one gets carded for anything -- you can get a newborn baby served a beer on The Zip Strip -- so the AZ ways are weird to me, but I had no idea there was some sort of punishment for getting caught...

jeremx
jeremx

i know people are likely still going to do it.. my point is that it's shitty and shouldn't be encourage because of the potential for harm to the venue, SON. ;-p

Lenni Rosenblum
Lenni Rosenblum

Depending on how strict the venue is about underage drinking, if you get caught using a fake ID, chances are they'll probably take you to the venue's security office and make a copy of your real and fake IDs, and then obviously confiscate your fake one. Then, if you give them a reason to take you back to the office (if they see you drinking), you'll probably leave in handcuffs and get fined somewhere around $2,500 and get taken to the police station.

iancontardi
iancontardi

@maxonepercent I would be glad to tell any family member of a person stupid enough to get drunk, dirve, and kill themselves that it was their own fault and wasn't someone else, lol.

why do these people with double digit IQs have to blame other people and skip the real reason and cause of all bad things that happen? don't you ever take a minute to think that it might be their own fault they got drunk, and probably would be drinking even if they didn't have a fake ID? im going to say this again because it's important: WHY DO RETARDS ALWAYS TRY TO BLAME SOMETHING BESIDES THE REAL REASON, UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

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