Hideout Looking for a Few Good Men and Women
By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 23, 2007 6:55PM
O.K., let's say you're cheap (or on a really tight budget, that's totally understandable too) so you're not buying tickets to this year's Hideout block party ... but you still want to see fabulous bands like Andrew Bird, Bloc Party, The Frames, Mucca Pazza, Art Brut, Dan Deacon (who you really MUST see live), and a bunch of other cool acts yet to be announced. You can still get in by volunteering!
Volunteers do everything from working the doors, to selling beer tickets, to serving beer, to setting up in the morning, to cleaning everything up throughout the day and into the night. We've done this a couple times in year's past and have always had a blast. It's not exactly glamorous work, but you do get to meet a lot of cool people and catch a bunch of great bands.
So what do you get in return for your hard work? If you sign up to volunteer 3 - 4 hours, you get free admission the day you volunteer, and you get 3 free beer tickets at the end of your shift. If you're looking for even more perks, you can register to volunteer as a team leader working a 7 hour shift on Friday or a 6 hour shift on Saturday. Team leaders get free admission to both days of the block party, and get to hang in the Hospitality Tent after their shift. That tent is stocked with an endless flow of free beer and, if we recall correctly, they sometimes have a little light food in there too. Plus there's a private bathroom in the tent (which is a super bonus when those lines begin to stretch later in the day). Bonus!
If you're interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Pat Lee at pat_lee (at) comcast (dot) net ... oh yeah, and keep in mind there's nothing stopping you from volunteering AND buying tickets, since all the profits go to benefit local charities anyway!