During check in on Tuesday night I had these two girls come up to me with their shift sheets that each had one shift on it doing VIP check in. They weren't at the same time so they asked me if it was ok to flake on their shifts and forfit their money.
Post by myscatterheart on Jun 29, 2009 11:36:29 GMT -5
^Nah man, if you do volunteer with CV, they will put you two together as long as you go to check in together. I was in a group of three and we got in together, I'm sure it's not a problem at all unless you check in late or something.
It may be interesting and maybe impossible for inforooers who are also volunteers to have a place to connect. I will wear a backward swastika made of blood on my forehead so you will know me. Anyway thanks for the list.
Were you the one that beat the living crap out of a hippy?
Does it really matter if you are working with someone you know?
I went there by myself. Met one of my campmates at the bus station and another one when we got to volunteer camping and he was already at the tree. Then I met great neighbors and worked with different people every day. I had a blast.
Next year I'm taking the fiance with me and we are both going to sign up to volunteer. I have no intention of requesting to work together. I like meeting new people.
Just for company and ensuring each others safety and the like... I understand very well that you can make your own fun being alone, but we want to do this completely together, and if we can't, we'll just spend the money and go GA.
Bishop, before this year, I would have felt the same way. In fact, I was separated from my fiance in 06 and it ended in me melting down in a huge cryfest next to the Kids Jam. However, this year I did Roo completely alone. I met more people, did more of the things I wanted to do, and I never felt unsafe or at risk from anything. It was a very satisfying experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat. The next time my fiance and I go together, I will feel totally comfortable separating for a while. That's my 2 cents. Think of it like summer camp, you go alone and make friends there and that's almost always better than going with people you know.
no offense, but if you cant handle being apart for 6-8 hrs at a time i dont see why you would go to a music fest.
I came alone, and almost everyone I hung out with was alone. There was a few couples, but i dont believe that any of them got to work together. And on the shifts I worked it was usually 5-6 people assigned to do a one-person job. So most of the time was spent bullshitting. As for making sure each other is safe, I think that you have been mis-informed somewhere. The scariest thing I saw all weekend was some really REALLY drunk people hanging around my campsite.
on another note, pre fest volunteering at bonnaroo is the best time i have ever had, working the volunteer check in on tuesday night was a little overwhelming, but i met 100s of people that recognized me later on in the weekend. SO, if you want to come have an awesome time on an empty farm and a meet some awesome people then you should vol prefest.
Grats on the baby! Pregnant roo'ing must have been an interesting experience!
And also, I know it's early to be asking, but I was just wondering exactly how the process of volunteering works. My group that went last year with me was very interested in volunteering for 2010 but we don't know exactly how it works. Do you need to have prior volunteering experience to be accepted? I know that you're not guaranteed to get in, but is it common to be turned down? Also what are the pros/cons to volunteering for pre-roo or doing post-roo with clean vibes?
You'll just have to keep checking the web site starting at the end of March. They will post the application before they make any announcements on the front page or via e-mail. You will want to fill out the application and send in your deposit immediatly. Don't even wait a day. There are very few spots open for Pre and previous vols. get their applications sent to them first. So have you 260 ready by mid March.
Going to Bonnaroo was fun this past year. I'm not new to festivals so it was nothing out of the ordinary for me. This year its just going to be me and my husband. no kids. We've decided to alternate every year.