Gate crasher in White House. Have you committed this sin before....be honest.

  • zakariahzol

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    Nov 30, 2009 2:36 PM GMT
    Not in White House, but I have done that before. Here is the list..

    I have run without registering during marathon. Running illegaly mean the organizer are not responsible if anything happen to me during the run.
    I was technically disqualify even before the race begin

    I have go to lunch for a lunch buffet , mean for another department.

    I have bring my housemate to a party , eventhough the invitation was for me alone.

    I have go for a company sponsor lunch , eventhough I am not working that day.

    Frankly, I have no ideas why I do this things. It not like I cant afford to pay for it. But it just a very bad habit. How about you guys...



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    Nov 30, 2009 3:00 PM GMT
    I don't crash parties, but I had a BF who did all the time, mostly for the free food. He's gone back to spending most of his time in NYC where he's a bit actor, and also has a cable TV show, and where he continues to appear at things uninvited.

    Among his craziest stunts was to crash an office party for Martha Stewart in the late '90s, taking a video cameraman with him. I've seen the tape, and it's hysterical. Martha initially has this deer in the headlights look as he literally corners her near a window and begins to interview her.

    She barely managed to keep her composure, but you could see she was puzzled and perhaps a bit frightened. I'm not sure why she didn't have her staff eject him, but maybe she thought it was they who'd arranged it as a surprise. Anyway, funny as hell, and proving my ex-BF's got a big pair (well, I already knew that from personal experience... icon_wink.gif )

    Other things he crashes include the daytime Emmy awards (he's a member of AFTRA but doesn't rate enough to earn his own invitation), where he'll have his photo taken with lots of the soap opera stars, who actually do know him from his extra work on their programs.

    He also sneaks into Broadway shows without a ticket. He crashes gallery exhibits and receptions, too, basically anywhere there's a free buffet. And oddly, he's actually quite wealthy, owns a co-op on the Upper West Side and 2 homes back in his native state. Eccentric guy.
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    Nov 30, 2009 3:09 PM GMT
    I don't go any where unless I'm invited. That's just crazy! I hope it was worth to that couple and I also hope they get arrested and the those who let them get past the security check point...well I'm sure they are soooo fired.

    As many death threats that a sitting president gets. This is a serious breach in security. It's scary. I can just imagine the shock and horror of the President and the First Lady when they found this out. Heads are rollin down Penn Ave.

    All of the heads of state were there.
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    Nov 30, 2009 3:12 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidI don't crash parties, but I had a BF who did all the time, mostly for the free food. He's gone back to spending most of his time in NYC where he's a bit actor, and also has a cable TV show, and where he continues to appear at things uninvited.

    Among his craziest stunts was to crash an office party for Martha Stewart in the late '90s, taking a video cameraman with him. I've seen the tape, and it's hysterical. Martha initially has this deer in the headlights look as he literally corners her near a window and begins to interview her.

    She barely managed to keep her composure, but you could see she was puzzled and perhaps a bit frightened. I'm not sure why she didn't have her staff eject him, but maybe she thought it was they who'd arranged it as a surprise. Anyway, funny as hell, and proving my ex-BF's got a big pair (well, I already knew that from personal experience... icon_wink.gif )

    Other things he crashes include the daytime Emmy awards (he's a member of AFTRA but doesn't rate enough to earn his own invitation), where he'll have his photo taken with lots of the soap opera stars, who actually do know him from his extra work on their programs.

    He also sneaks into Broadway shows without a ticket. He crashes gallery exhibits and receptions, too, basically anywhere there's a free buffet. And oddly, he's actually quite wealthy, owns a co-op on the Upper West Side and 2 homes back in his native state. Eccentric guy.


    Sounds to me as if he's living quite the interesting, adventurous life. At least with exception to the cheap part. Although maybe he does it for the taboo thrill vs the free food?
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    Nov 30, 2009 5:14 PM GMT
    Well, as far as that State Dinner goes, the Secret Service really dropped the ball.

    As to me, let's see... I always thought I was too well-raised to crash anything but that went out the window when I crashed my first party in 1974... at Flip Wilson's house!
    Yes, THE Flip Wilson. I was 16, I was hanging out with this stunningly gorgeous boy I had a crush on (also 16, American Indian, thick dark brown hair down to his muscular ass, rich family living in the hills in Arcadia, most popular boy in his high school, and all that) and we were out one night driving around the Hollywood Hills with a couple of hell-raiser friends of his. Well, we see a party going on in one of the fancy hill-homes, and we stop and go in. The first shock: this house is filled with nothing but Black folks. These kids I was with (Native American notwithstanding) were from Arcadia for God's sake, and were about as White as could be in attitude if not in looks. I, on the other hand, went to schools that were 80% Black, and generally hung out with Black and Latino people from my church's Gay youth group, so for me it was no big deal. Well, there were a few joints passed around, lots of food, and it was mostly music industry-types. Everyone was very friendly, and nobody seemed put-off at us suburban party crashers. We were polite and didn't cause trouble, saw Flip Wilson mingling among the group, and left after about 30 minutes.

    One time I crashed a low-budget movie and wound up being put in as an extra! It was called FULL MOON HIGH. I was hanging out on the location shoot at a local high school after hours, and was so visible even the director chatted me up (I was about 20 years old) and put me in the film after inviting me back for several nights.

    Did the same on a location shoot once for TODAY'S FBI, which starred Mike Connors. I was walking home one day, I saw them shooting, then they broke for lunch which was served from a large roach-coach. I just slipped into line RIGHT NEXT TO MIKE CONNORS, grabbed a plate and utensils, and walked away with a free lunch!

    That's even how I gave my journalism career a boost: I was new to the Reston, VA area and had started to solicit assignments with the local large-circulation newspaper (The Reston Times) as a freelance photographer. Well, I found the newsroom so inviting and intriguing that I started showing up and hanging around uninvited, usually after I had finished an assignment and was done in the darkroom. Finally, after about a week or so, the Editor In Chief saw me in the bullpen chatting with the Sports staff, and said to the Photo Editor, "Well, your man Pony there has been hanging around the newsroom for the last week trying to endear himself to us. Maybe we should give him a story assignment! See if he can be useful."
    And that's just what happened. The story I wrote on that assignment went on to win a First Place Virginia Press Association Journalism Award!
  • metta

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    Nov 30, 2009 10:05 PM GMT
    Nope, I was not really a crasher in anything. The closest that I ever got with that is going to parties and clubs with friends that got us in clubs without waiting in lines, or we went to a few parties for MTV and some soap opera magazine. They were there to entertain but I was there just to have fun. I don't really consider that crashing though. icon_smile.gif

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    Nov 30, 2009 10:13 PM GMT
    Never have crashed any party or function. HATE bloody gate crashers! Ever since I was a child, when ever Mother or father would host and event on the grounds or host an event in the city (NYC), there were always low-renters that would get in despite the security!! Crashers are like rats. You have to hunt them down, and toss them out.
    Best do it in front of everyone so that they will be recognised in the future!
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    Nov 30, 2009 10:29 PM GMT
    Oh yeah all the time....

    in University, they know free food and or alcohol will attract bodies to fill seats and look good for what ever they are recruiting for.

    I especially like to con religious organizations and societies out of food.

    "Jesus huh? He sounds interesting, tell me more, but first pass me a coke would you? No I do not already have 6 and a plate of shrimp in my bag" icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 30, 2009 10:32 PM GMT
    Never have and never will - Last thing I want to do is have my ass wooped by Miss Manners! She's one mean looking broad.
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    Nov 30, 2009 10:33 PM GMT
    I've stumbled upon a few house parties and even more private events at art galleries.
  • Celticmusl

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    Nov 30, 2009 10:35 PM GMT
    I'm never anywhere that I am not wanted. Even if someone invites me to a party I need to find out if guests like myself are allowed or I will not go. I don't crash private parties. In college we used to call a guy "Leech" because he would always invite himself to a party or an event.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 30, 2009 10:51 PM GMT
    Back in the '90s, my friends and I trespassed in the US Army Ranger training facility and swam in their locked, fenced in swimming pool. The water was perfect. We swam for nearly an hour and left. We found out Monday morning that later that night, two people, not from our group, got caught swimming in the Ranger pool and were in big trouble for it.



    There were some wedding crashers at my brother's wedding years back. Normally, crashers crash the reception for the free food and beer and the chicks. But these duds attended the wedding from the back of the church and tried to crash the wedding reception until everyone asked them questions and escorted them away without food or beer. It's rather funny that they only got to enjoy the religious service.
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    Dec 02, 2009 6:25 AM GMT
    But in fact, security experts are suggesting that potentially catastrophic quantities of anthrax, or other WMD-type biotoxins, could have been been secretly introduced at the gala: White House officials maintained that even though the pair got into the state dinner without an invitation, they did have to go through all the metal detectors that everyone passes through when entering the White House.JN0-400 Other security experts described the episode as very serious.
    “It’s crazy to say that, because there’s a reason they do background checks and there’s a reason they make sure to only let in people who have been pre-approved,” said Ronald Kessler, 642-973 author of “In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect” (Crown).
    Indeed, he said, an intruder could have sneaked something dangerous into the crowd. A serial killer or terrorist or agent of Iran or North Korea could come in and release anthrax, for instance, E20-340 and that’s not going to show up in a metal detectors,” Mr. Kessler said. He added that the Secret Service, in particular, should have been extra vigilant because threats against the president have increased by 400 percent since George W. Bush was in power.





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    Dec 02, 2009 12:45 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidSounds to me as if he's living quite the interesting, adventurous life. At least with exception to the cheap part. Although maybe he does it for the taboo thrill vs the free food?

    Perhaps a bit of the thrill, but mostly it's his cheapness. Last time I stayed with him in NYC, with my current BF along, it was winter. And behind the door to the enclosed fire escape from his co-op, a spiraling metal staircase, he had about a dozen gloves drying, some of them single orphans, that he found in snow piles along the Manhattan sidewalks. And he had lots more gloves stored away already dried. I was shocked.

    But then he asked us to contribute to his collection, during our walks around the city for our 2 weeks there. And my BF actually did, a very wealthy guy himself! I couldn't believe it. Nor the revelation that there really were lots of lost gloves to be found along the Manhattan streets if you bothered to look, I have no idea how or why.

    Another thing this ex-BF did when we were together in another state, living with him in his house for nearly a year, was to obsessively collect restaurant coupons. And whenever we went out to eat, it could only be at places and for meals for which he had a coupon, as he'd flip through his huge collection of promotionals before we'd go out. I'd get so frustrated I'd offer to pay for the whole dinner myself, if we could just go to someplace I liked for once.

    But his miserliness paid off. At one point he left for NYC for 6 weeks, to take some acting offers, and I remained behind. He mailed his paychecks home, and asked me to deposit them in his bank. So when I went there with the first check they unexpectedly ushered me in to see a Vice President.

    After the VP took the check and personally typed in the deposit, sitting across from me at his desk, he suddenly swung his computer screen around so I could see that the credit had occurred. And my mouth fell open at the amount of cash my BF had on deposit, more than I thought anybody kept in a simple savings account. Plus I knew he also had an extensive stock portfolio, and owned 2 houses and his Manhattan co-op outright, no mortgages. I guess collecting meal coupons and lost gloves pays well. LOL!
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    Dec 02, 2009 1:41 PM GMT
    I used to crash parties all the time... always got caught and kicked out.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 02, 2009 1:44 PM GMT
    Only went to a few parties with somewhat open invitations, so technically I didn't crash. I think in those instances the hosts were happy I showed up.

    It would be interesting just to crash a party, but never have.
  • zakariahzol

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    Dec 02, 2009 2:52 PM GMT
    Yes, I almost forget. I use to love going to some product launching, like travelling agency, housing development...just for the food. Of course , I have no interest at all, to buy whatever they are selling.