In Wednesday’s post, reporter Jonas Parson wrote about the volunteers who work behind the scenes and wash all the festival’s eco-cups. Also behind the scenes are hundreds of other volunteers working as security staff, helping out at the information stands, working at the bars, cleaning the grounds during and after the festival, putting up the location signs, directing the traffic circulation and many other tasks.
Photo above – “The Archers” some of the stage crew who work at Les Arches stage
Many volunteers return year after year, not only because it gives them a chance to attend the festival for free, but also for the camaraderie that’s involved whilst volunteering. Two volunteers who come back to Paléo for that reason are (left to right) Stephanie and Jessica.
They are both currently working as security staff outside the Club Tent checking the validity of the passes and badges of the staff, visitors, press and all those who have the authorisation to enter this restricted area.
Away from Paléo, Jessica is a dance teacher in Geneva and Stephanie is a biology teacher in Lausanne. Jessica has been volunteering for ten years and Stephanie for five. They told Living in Nyon, “There is a magic about this festival and a great ambience amongst the staff and festival goers”. We love to meet new people too and in this volunteer position you get to meet a lot!”
Tips for Paléo – Draw out cash BEFORE you go to Paléo. The queues for the on-site ATM were very long on Thursday night – it’s best to draw out your money before you get to the grounds. Last year we published some helpful hints for those heading off to Paléo and they are just as relevant in 2018. NOTE: The “Volcano” structure mentioned in last year’s post as a good meeting spot is a “Coral Reef” this year.