Those who sneak into high-profile events such as the Super Bowl earn their 15 minutes of fame, and sometimes more. Here are five notable gatecrashers. Barry Bremen: A Michigan marketing executive who dressed as the San Diego Chicken, an umpire and a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader to sneak into big events. Bremen ended up in the third row at the 1985 Emmy Awards and jumped on stage to accept the supporting actress trophy for Betty Thomas. Bremen usually got caught and arrested, but he once said he didn't mind paying bail. Michael Fagan: His infamy centers on a 1982 escapade of breaking into Buckingham Palace and finding his way to the bedroom of Queen Elizabeth II, who woke up with Fagan sitting at the foot of her bed. Fagan, a painter who had recently been released from prison, scaled a wall to get inside the palace. David Hampton: He became famous after getting into disco Studio 54 in New York in the 1980s by telling a bouncer that he was the son of actor Sidney Poitier. The con artist used the ruse to get food and money from the rich and famous in New York. Hampton was the inspiration for the movie and play "Six Degrees of Separation." Charlotte Laws: She authored "Meet the Stars" and "Rebel in High Heels," which describes her successful exploits in gatecrashing. If one door is closed, try another, said the woman who has crashed every Los Angeles awards show. As a teen, she circumvented security to meet her childhood idol, Tom Jones, whom Laws dated for three years.
The Los Angeles actress got a bona fide ticket to her only Super Bowl in 1985 at Stanford Stadium. But the woman who spent her college years sneaking into Miami Dolphins' games never sat in the seat.
She made a beeline for the field area to spend the game hanging out with her beloved Dolphins. Football games were easier to enter surreptitiously because stadiums have so many access points, she said.
Michaele and Tareq Salahi: In 2009, the couple eluded security checkpoints to attend a White House state dinner for the Indian prime minister. Although a Washington Post reporter recognized Michaele, who was part of the reality show The Real Housewives of DC, officials didn't question her or her husband. They met President Barack Obama and vice president Joe Biden. The couple left the premises before the dinner and posted photos of their exploits on Facebook. The breach embarrassed the Secret Service and led to an investigation.