Pretty much true. Past barricades, secure areas, treated themselves to a couple of 'sold-out' concerts. Pics to prove it.
I think the only thing better is to also carry a clipboard.
In high school, an enterprising fellow student (side note: one of three from my 45 person 8th grade class that was born on the same day in the same hospital ward as me) put on gray overalls, grabbed a hard-hat, a clip board, and a long power cord over his shoulder and got back stage into Bruce Springsteen's dressing room a few hours before the show. He had painted a 24" square painting of Bruce. During the show, Bruce pulled it out, held it up, and said "thank you" to "whoever left this in my dressing room." Pretty neat.