What memory stands out most when you think of your time at the Festival?
Micheal Franti stopped his show during his 3rd number on main stage. He brought the gentleman who was crowd surfing near the front onto the stage and we all got to wish him a Happy 70th Birthday!!
Why do you volunteer for the Festival? What inspires you?
I volunteer because I believe in the cause! I believe in the spirit of the Festival. I believe that giving back to our community is an essential part of being a world citizen. My inspiration is the feeling of community that I get from the moment I step onto the site and start to see all my fellow volunteers doing the same. For 3 days my extended family grows by around 1400 people. I LOVE IT!!!
What’s your favourite part of the Festival?
Reconnecting with my fellow volunteers. Sitting down and eating with the performers in the back stage kitchen area. Felling the love and the solid energy that you can only find at The Festival. I also love walking onto the site really early in the morning before the gates open and it is really quiet.
What advice would you give to new volunteers?
Just Do It!! Embrace the Festival! Do your best and spread the word! Drink lots of water, wear a hat & Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen!!!! And remember to thank as many of the artists as you can. They work really hard to make The Festival a success.