Lafayette

Apr 26, 2012 11:08 PM by Shawn Kline

Volunteers make Festival International rock

Festival rocks. That's a given. Dozens of bands are on tap for the weekend and thousands of people are in town from all over the globe and it's free for everyone.

People like Jack Turner help make that possible. Turner volunteers his time in the CD Booth.

"What we have here are all the bands that will play here," Turner said of the CD Booth. "The bands will bring their own CDs and we'll sell them for them."

Turner isn't the only volunteer either. More than 2,000 people sign up at Festival International; selling foods, drinks, or even on garbage duty. Want to be closer to the action? Maybe meet your favorite bands? There's a spot for that too!

Debby Pritchet and Linda Pothier signed up for stage security.

"We met a lot of bands, we used to meet all the bands," Pritchet said.

"We work all the stages," Pothier said of her duties. "(The bands) all want to be here, they all want to come back."

The bands are just part of what keeps you coming back to festival but our volunteers like Jack, Debby and Linda keep the entertainment free.

"Best festival around," Turner said, noting: "we won!"

 

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