The Long Beach Funk Fest Seeks Volunteers
2012-05-15 · By Editor
Ready for a 4th year of booty shakin and community service, The Funky Few volunteers who support the Long Beach Funk Fest are now seeking additions to the ranks. Whether you’ve personally seen the mothership, come to funk through your parents record collection or love music but have no idea what funk is, The Funky Few want you! To learn more about volunteering with The Funky Few or The Long Beach Funk Fest in general, visit lbfunkfest.com.
Numbering near 100 per year, The Funky Few proudly serve the only all day, all funk outdoor block party hosted in Southern California, minutes from the beach and free to the public. The Funky Few enjoy lending a hand to the beat of funk classics like Mary Jane, Pass The Peas and We Want The Funk – a perk surpassed by spending a whole day with the original vocalists and musicians behind these timeless songs.
The Funky Few volunteers are young, wiser and in between; live in Long Beach and surrounding cities; enjoy sunshine and good times. In a few of their own words…
“Funk was new to me. It was introduced to me 2 years ago when I first participated in the [Long Beach] Funk Fest .” ~ Wendy Lopez, Funkovision Gallery Attendant
“I am a funkateer for life!!” ~ Zelda Norwood, Resident Funk Medic/ Registered RN
“Before the big bang, there was funk. And the earth and the sentient beings were one. Then came along ambivalence and techno. And the universe lost its rhythmic harmony and destroyed itself. Now it’s up to humanity to save the universe. We have to spread funkdom across the galaxies, so that one day, we may all funk to the same groove.” ~ Raymond Herring, Funk Production Crew Member
One main and plainly stated requirement of serving with The Funky Few is that you must dance! In addition to specific volunteer roles, The Funky Few are all charged with leading by example and having a great time.