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Jon Hamm Gave His Bonnaroo Artist Wristband to a Local Waitress

Jon Hamm performs onstage at the Comedy Theatre during Day 3 of the 2015 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival
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Jon Hamm performs onstage at the Comedy Theatre during Day 3 of the 2015 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival on June 13, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee.

Between surprise performances of "We Are The World," tossing gummy bears at Belle & Sebastian and more, Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis had a pretty incredible Bonnaroo. But they didn't stop there. The Mad Men star also made sure someone else really did too. 

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After visiting a Chattanooga, Tenn., diner and hitting it off with their waitress, the local news site Nooga.com reports that Hamm gave Abby Swartz his all-access artists wristband. 

He said, "Take this wristband and go to Bonnaroo. This will get you anywhere you need to go."

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When she asked if he was serious, he replied, "Yeah, go to Bonnaroo and have a great time."

After seeing sets by Brandi Carlile, Florence and the Machine and Billy Joel, among others, Abby Swartz told Nooga.com, "It was the highlight of my life. Throughout the night, I kept thinking about how lucky I was. I'm not a very outgoing person, so I didn't talk to too many people in the artists' hospitality area. I mostly kept to myself. But there were times when I would just smile and think, 'There are thousands of people here, and I am the only one who is, basically, Jon Hamm's stand-in.'"