Do you use the catch cry #fuckyerburn with complete irony, not-so-secretly crying every time you do a MOOP sweep?
Have you been touched by Dr Love? Are you prepared to evangelise to the masses about the healing powers of green juice and coconut oil?
If you are a well seasoned burner with a need to perform then we want YOU to gift crew time to Seed’s first ever – and brand new team – The Fun Police!
We’re looking for a Team Lead and willing crew of ‘performers’ to help us make the most of the expected Gate wait time to deliver important safety and Burning Seed cultural information in a fun and interactive way.
Whenever there is a queue of cars, the Fun Police will be deployed at the Gate and in the lanes of people waiting to get to Gate. The Fun Police will be responsible for pre-Gate education/operational communication to the line up of cats and cars. This includes:
- pre-filtering before Gate to put people in the correct line (have tickets ready, have ID etc); and
- enculturation about the 10 principles to take pressure off Greeters (which should be more of a ceremony than education).
Make the Gate queue less boring (Photo: Onur Karaozbek)
If you thought the 2015 Disco Police were harsh, get ready for the Fun Police (photo: Luke Mason)
The general gist of the scheme is that while Seed participants are queueing in cars, this mob will entertain, amuse and educate on how not to burn, how to burn, and generally welcome people.
With more new Burners or 'Burgins' coming to Seed each year, we need to make our community’s cultural expectations and norms better understood.
The long lines at Gate last year held literally captive audiences and as intermediaries between Gate and Greeters the Fun Police can ease the pressure on both teams by delivering information (previously delivered by Greeters) to those in line while also asking entrants questions to help prepare them for the operational elements of Gate and organizing cars into defined lanes to help the efficiency of the entry process.
For Exodus, this team may also be a presence at the Gate for collecting food/alcohol donations, saying goodbye etc. ( i.e. What are you going to bring next year?, Make sure to fill out the census, Rubbish/Recycling drop off points).