The festival has a team of ‘Helpers’ roaming through the Amphitheatre and Campgrounds at all times. These wonderful people are loaded with information about the festival. They help people find their tents, their friends, their way. They constantly look for people who might need a hand, eg. have had too much to drink, are unwell, not warm enough, too hot, lost, upset etc, and they do whatever is needed to fix things up. They also distribute recycling and garbage bags to campsites and pass on the good word on our recycling and green practices, without any overt missionary-type zeal.
The Helpers often have a background in First Aid or Event Management, though they are not part of the First Aid team. Helpers can be spotted in those emergency services style fluoro vests with HELPER on the back. Do you think all the emergency services and truck drivers who have to wear fluoro are happy or sad that the ‘fluoro’ trend is over?