Former Duke golfer Kevin Streelman talks here about camping out to get into Cameron and how he found a way around it: he bribed the line monitor (let the unmasking begin).
“I did that one night,” Streelman says here, referring to tenting. “I was trying to play golf, pledge a fraternity and camp out for tickets. One had to go and it was the basketball tickets...Fortunately, the line monitor, who’s like the most powerful dude at Duke, ended up being a big golfer. We found that out. So we would slide him to the golf course, get him out on the back nine, give him a quick round. And then he’d slide us into the game.”
This is pretty funny in retrospect, but the last guy to miss the cutoff? He’s not laughing. He may be doing his vengeful research right now.
At Duke, it’ll probably end up with some earnest discussion on how to make the experience better but what it also does is to underscore the point a lot of people have been making: when you have a valuable commodity and try to restrict access or markets, human nature will always win out.
There’s really no way around that.