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gatecrasher

One who attends an event, such as a concert, sports match, or party, without being invited or paying to get in. I don't mind gatecrashers coming to my parties, so long as they behave themselves. Due to the popularity of the show—and the limited amount of tickets—extra security was hired to keep any gatecrashers out of the concert.
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"One can only hope that in future our gate-crashers will have the courtesy to buy tickets, but in the meantime we will learn from our mistakes.
The happenings were full of piquant images that transcended the "stuff" being made on the main floor: the strident glissandi of (an often naked) Schuyler Maehl, who each day played piano accompaniment; a gaggle of trussed-up gate-crashers who improvised a slipshod burlesque audition on one of the bleachers; a couple of children, with a toddler in tow, who used scissors and power drills to bore holes into a large slab of foamcore board just outside the main arena.
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): The US secret service has confirmed that another uninvited guest apart from gate-crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi made it into the White House state dinner hosted in honour of Indian Prime Minister Dr.
Cartoon character Marge Simpson made it on the cover of Playboy magazine, two White House gate-crashers celebrated their triumph on Facebook, and the world was fooled into believing a 6-year-old boy was caught in a runaway home-made helium balloon.
Berry, who says he will be one of about 12 off-duty police officers paid by China Care to provide security for the show, says that in years past, 'we've had people try to walk in, swim in--but there will be a number of police officers there on the perimeter' to keep out gate-crashers and see to it that the people who pay 'several thousand dollars' for tickets enjoy the show undisturbed.
But England, this England, have never looked so much like ragged gate-crashers at a society wedding than they do this morning.
She watches the techniques used by more experienced gate-crashers, like pretending to be blind, but at the last moment her courage fails and she's caught.
BANGOR City's end-of-season festivities were ruined by party gate-crashers, Carmarthen Town.
Like a tornado or an earthquake, death is one of the last big remaining gate-crashers of a scheduled life.
Tara becomes a billionaire's wife, living in a gated community in Silicon Valley (gates and gate-crashers are a leitmotif of the novel).
The epic absurdity of Woodstock II, the way stage announcements from the original were repeated, the Gestapo-into-Keystone Kops security system, the garishly displayed sponsor pods and the cosmic similarities (the rain, the gate-crashers, the births, the bad acid, the tower climbers) managed to leave a grotesquely mutated imprint.
However, we still caught a number of gate-crashers who tried their best--or worst, since we caught them--to duplicate credentials.
'We're the gate-crashers right now in the Final Four.
HUNDREDS of drunken gate-crashers wrecked a PS1million home after a teenager's party was advertised on the internet.