In it’s 19th year (where was I those first few years??? Mom and I will need to discuss!) and I volunteered for all three days.
As with most volunteer events, it’s usually hurry up and wait or massive responsibilities.
Day One: Responsibilities: Stage Relief
Benefits: Ride in a golf cart up and down Deep Ellum and end up watching an awesome band: Buggaboo
My favorite song of theirs, “Bump on a Tree”
Day Two: Responsibilities: Booth relief efforts aka potty breaks for the artists
Benefits: Met a lot of vendors and artists and see their work up close and personal as well as engage with the crowd.
Additonal benefits: Breaks
Epic Cone…..as in pizza in a cone. Yes.
Triple threat benefit: My volunteer buddies….The two Jorges!
The two Jorges and I checked out the bars and other bands after our shifts ended.
Day Three: Responsibilities: More golf carting! (and cleaning up) followed by barrier guarding.
High light of the night: Standing at a street barrier with a volunteer named Ben and dealing the Meth Head that kept walking around us. Literally walking around us, staring at us, dancing around us…and eventually following a puppy across the street.
I love this town.
p.s. will try to get more pictures of me doing volunteery things……..next time