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I wish I was a journalist

Have you ever noticed that journalists get special access to trade shows? They get to swan round earlier and have a good look before us plebs get in, if we get in at all.

I just got sent an invite to a bike trade show in France (how?), but I'm not a journalist, so I can't get accreditation. Well unless someone wants to send me as their roving reporter. I promise I'd write it all up.
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try to just blag it as a freelancer?

i used to years ago for arcade machine shows. 3 days playing all the newest games for free cost about £10 for a ticket if i remember right. was about 12-13 years ago now but i just wrote in with a fake company name & back came the passes.
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Getting In!

We have a huge convention center called La Rual in Buenos Aires. At the Book Fair, last year, I found myself on the outside waiting while others, probably the authors, publishers and press glided passed and were admitted early.

I did not have time to wait around for the public opening, and wanted to do some promoting myself, so I waited until a group of "VIPs" were exiting, and as they exited I WALKED BACKWARDS through the group and through the entrance.

A Security Guard could not help but see me, but was laughing so hard that she couldn't get to me before I turned around and ran behind the nearest display, grabbed a book and buried my nose in it.

Not sure if this might help you Aleslebrit, maybe you could just fancy up your bike and enter through the exhibitor's entrance?

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You just need to be a tech...

Dress in black, have at least a torch, multitool and phone on your belt, carry a cable and a roll of gaffer tape, and look rushed.

High-profile VIP-style events have started issuing crew T-shirts on the day of the gig in a random bright colour so people can't sneak in like that. Some of them even refuse to reveal the location to anyone not high-up in production until the last minute, which makes booking transport a highly entertaining task!!

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Laura I can do all that but it's a bit over the top just to sneak into a professionals' bike show don't you think?

Maybe I should just thell them "I'm from the HUBB"
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