So I just got confirmed as a greeter..

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Postby Mojojita » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:47 pm

Turnip wrote:Don't blow dust into my car with a fire extinguisher.
Doing that will get you shanked.







I read about that happening before at the greeters gate and still frown (grimace, glare, snarl) about it.


Please don't post shit before you know what you are talking about. The only incident of blowing anything into anybody's vehicle happened at GATE, not at Greeters. It was done with a shop vac, not a fire extinguisher. There are photos to prove it.

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Postby Turnip » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:58 pm

Mojojita wrote:
Turnip wrote:Don't blow dust into my car with a fire extinguisher.
Doing that will get you shanked.







I read about that happening before at the greeters gate and still frown (grimace, glare, snarl) about it.


Please don't post shit before you know what you are talking about. The only incident of blowing anything into anybody's vehicle happened at GATE, not at Greeters. It was done with a shop vac, not a fire extinguisher. There are photos to prove it.


Excuse me, "blowing apparatus"

Okay, I was wrong about whichever gate it was.
But the advice still stands. The details don't really make a difference to this shit post.
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Postby Mojojita » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:06 pm

Yeah - it makes a difference to people who dedicate a lot of hours and love doing what they do to make the festival better for other people.

Sorry to be so agressive about it - have heard this story told the wrong way more than once.

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Postby Elderberry » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:13 pm

Turnip wrote:Don't blow dust into my car with a fire extinguisher.
Doing that will get you shanked.







I read about that happening before at the greeters gate and still frown (grimace, glare, snarl) about it.


It was a shop vac, but I totally agree with you.
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Postby moonrise » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:23 pm

Cool! I had a good experience with both the gate and greeters...I brought gifts of frozen coconut juice and cold PBRs.

Gate and Greeters LOVED it and held them up and more and more beverages flowed out of the line of vehicles, it started a good chain reaction!

I may be bringing a burgin, hmmm, perhaps you'll be our greeter JS, LOL
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Postby robbidobbs » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:23 pm

That year that I witnessed Pearly Gates running the shop-vac at Gate. I got all comfortable and lit a cigarette in the fake dirt-storm. I LMFAO. It was a beautiful day, I was fresh off the pavement, and I was FUCKING HOME.

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BTW: don't fuck with Gate. They're not amused.

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Postby allenmark » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:11 am

Hello all I am new for forums and looking forward for these types of forums.

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Postby TomServo » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:32 am

allenmark wrote:Hello all I am new for forums and looking forward for these types of forums.


where are you from allenmark?
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Postby AntiM » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:13 am

TomServo wrote:
allenmark wrote:Hello all I am new for forums and looking forward for these types of forums.


where are you from allenmark?



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Re: So I just got confirmed as a greeter..

Postby gyre » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:50 am

junglesmacks wrote:..and I'm tripping. In a good way. So excited.

Someone that's been there/done that or has close experience with it wanna give a few tips?

First thing, ask them how many burns they have attended.
This will tell you what approach is needed to emphasize the rules.

I just wanted to be efficient when I started, but found that people coming in with virgins wanted something else.
I developed a special routine for them, polished over 12 hours.
I won't post it, but if you want to use it, email me.
Absolutely some of the most fun I've had on the playa.
So wonderful meeting so many people so quickly.

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Re: So I just got confirmed as a greeter..

Postby igor47 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:50 pm

so, i've been hoping to volunteer as a greeter for two years now, but nobody ever got in touch with me regarding the application. what's the secret?

I showed up on opening night last year, but I guess they don't want untrained newbies that night...

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Postby mrchiff » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:32 am

Turnip wrote:Doing that will get you shanked.


Which in turn will get you a nice little ride to camp 5-0.

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Re: So I just got confirmed as a greeter..

Postby ~Vibes~ » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:18 am

look, i know by now that this burn is over but for any greeters or wannabe greeters out there the keys are: Porta pottie rules, locations and landmarks, radical self reliance, radical self expression, leave no trace and radical inclusion.

That having said i have volunteered at greeters my 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years... unfortunately not my 4th...
My 1st year i was lucky enough to be camping with folks who had set up a "Camp Shift" @ the greeters station and not only did we work hard for 4 hours, we got to utilize the shade room, with air conditioning, to make grilled sandwiches for a lot of people with a electric sandwich griller!
My 2nd year was similar, however less dusty and more hot, so DO take lots of water and chapstick...
My 3rd year was @ night, on opening night cuz i had an early pass and was one of the best four hours of my life, fueled by beer but little else, i was eventually given a huge traffic wand by topless deb's daughter to direct traffic into lanes, slow people down, dance and still have tons of fun! Opening night is much more intense for sure so BE PREPARED!

other than that, prepare to get gifted...

and ps, learn to recognize dpw cars so that you don't slow them down.... :twisted:
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