They are not unpaid, they are getting an all access pass to the event in exchange for a couple of hours work. In mat's world they should probably form a union, hold the event hostage for higher wages and force the event to have to charge triple the ticket price to break even. That way it will only happen once because nobody will be willing to pay $90 for a cool little local music festival. And then nobody will have to worry about anyone ever being asked to work the event for free ever again. That is good ole liberal problem solving in a nutshell!
Don't be an idiot. Festival volunteers trade a few hours of their time for a free admittance. I don't imagine being admitted into your presence would be a draw for anyone.
So, if I ask you to volunteer some office space, or computers, or content for a new project I'm working on, you'd totally do that because it would be a "good decision" on my part?
I look forward to getting your support! For free!
Mat, what you're missing is that a short-time festival can't hire good help. Spoleto, Piccolo, SEWE, all such events need hundreds of people to provide menial labor (ushering, program handouts) for a few hours at a time. They don't need an 8-hour day from unskilled folk, and for their short shifts, they can't pay enough for people to get there and get trained. Trading admittance for a few hours labor from interested, motivated people is a good decision.
"Taylor is musically inspired by artists like MGMT and Skrillex, while songwriting-wise, he looks up to Conor Oberst and Citizen Cope."
So much fail in that sentence. Amazing.
Hey, getting unpaid labor is the best way to "go big". http://theweek.com/articles/545237/why-sou…
Oh Yea Warwit, well I'd rather have DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince but that ain't happening either. This Band lineup looks great.
Much rather have Darius Rucker
actually he moved to tampa florida, and is dating a swimsuit model. leave him alone, get over it, and move on with your lives.
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