One thing that I learned the hard way was that more of the paid people that you work for as a WET volunteer aren't there to have a good time. Lots of people mean business and they want serious minded folk around them that aren't joking around having fun constantly. This mind set sucks but it does exist at the festivals, beyond all of the fun that everyone else is having. Each festival could be different though. After WAKA I hit Bonnaroo, but I didn't work it. Roo is humongous. Probably won't go back, can't decide, but I can only imagine the level of hectic that the festivals thrive on when the **** hits the fan.
Agreed, Wartockman. These paid staffers are there doing their day job. They understand that WET vols are not being paid, and are there to finance their festival vacation, but that doesn't usurp the paid people's need to have dedicated, competent volunteers to help them out. Kudos to the WET volunteers who take their shifts seriously! Most of the WET vols that I saw were adept, on-task, and there to help, which is the bee's knees.
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