This Guy Walked Around A Music Festival Pretending To Be Steve Aoki And People Lost Their Minds (Video)
Inspired by the viral catcalling video in which a woman walked around New York City for 10 hours while being constantly harassed, Australia-based photographer Jarrad Seng decided to make a video of his own showing what happens when people think you’re a famous musician, so he walked through the crowd at Australia’s Stereosonic festival for three hours wearing a fake beard and pretending to be musician Steve Aoki just to see what people would do.
I get mistaken for Steve Aoki a LOT,” he stated on YouTube. “It’s been a weekly thing for the past five years… at music festivals, bars, on Instagram… it even happened on the streets of Barcelona once. So the other day when I saw that New York catcall video I wondered what would happen if I did the same thing… but as Steve. At Stereosonic. Where he was headlining.”
As you can see from the video, being a fake famous person involves a lot of backslapping, shrieking, requests for photos and having your name yelled at you. Seng admits that he feels bad about all the selfies he was asked to be in, but everyone at the festival seems to be having a pretty great time regardless of whether they saw the real Steve Aoki or the fake one.