Donald Glover used AirDrop to give people free shoes at Coachella

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="It turns out that AirDrop might be good for something other than unsolicited dick pics after all.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”27″>It turns out that AirDrop might be good for something other than unsolicited dick pics after all. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Random attendees at the annual (and extremely Instagram-friendly) Coachella festival were surprised April 12 with an AirDrop request to accept a photo from an account claiming to be Donald Glover. As in the actor and musician also known as Childish Gambino. Those who took the leap of faith and welcomed a picture share from a random stranger were treated to a new pair of shoes.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”28″>Random attendees at the annual (and extremely Instagram-friendly) Coachella festival were surprised April 12 with an AirDrop request to accept a photo from an account claiming to be Donald Glover. As in the actor and musician also known as Childish Gambino. Those who took the leap of faith and welcomed a picture share from a random stranger were treated to a new pair of shoes. 

Yes, Donald Glover was giving away sneakers at Coachella.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="SEE ALSO: YouTube to livestream Coachella performances by Childish Gambino, Pusha T and more” data-reactid=”30″>SEE ALSO: YouTube to livestream Coachella performances by Childish Gambino, Pusha T and more

More specifically, the giveaway was a marketing stunt for a pair of shoes Glover created in collaboration with Adidas. Fans who clicked “Accept” on the AirDrop request had 60 minutes to pick up the free kicks from a nearby location.

It’s unclear how many people actually received the offer, but frankly even if it was just one person it’s still weird as hell. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Bizarrely, Complex reports that the shoes came with some stipulations. Adidas asked recipients to sign a "contract" stating they would "wear the shoes," "come to the show," and "keep them on all weekend."” data-reactid=”34″>Bizarrely, Complex reports that the shoes came with some stipulations. Adidas asked recipients to sign a “contract” stating they would “wear the shoes,” “come to the show,” and “keep them on all weekend.”

Wearing brand news shoes at a festival all weekend sounds like a recipe for blisters from hell, but hey, at least those blessed with a pair got to serve as a marketing tool for Adidas in the process.

Ain’t technology grand?

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