Best way to secure a festival ticket? Volunteer!!

I was talking with some friends from EDC Las Vegas yesterday and the Oregon Eclipse festival came up. Someone told me to try the volunteer page as spots were still available. It’s the best way to get involved and I was accepted within one day of filling out an application!

It was really simple actually. All you have to do is fill out some personal information and what times/dates work for you and a 50$ processing fee and voila! You have successfully filled out a volunteer application. From there you have to put a deposit down for the festival ticket (400.00$). Once the volunteer work is complete and you don’t bail on the agreement, you get the money back. It makes sense to have volunteers pay up front, this way they are committed to the work and not just a free ticket.

This festival is a once in a lifetime event and I feel very blessed to be a part of it. There is a minimum of 24 hours that has to be volunteered during the festival. However I am willing to come early and stay longer to get more experience in the field.

Art will be my angle…

…When I choose which kind of work I want to do at the festival. There is everything from parking attendants to food vendors and clean up crews. I want to use my skills to land me a spot in the “Art Tent.” This decision makes sense to me and I would hate to waste my skills on something mundane like parking cars haha.

I will contact the event leader to discuss options for my placement at the festival. Also I wanted to touch on the camping rules, it says “tents only” for volunteers. Da PeaceTrain is no tent and I’m sure we can figure this out before the date. The Oregon Eclipse runs from Aug 17-23 and I will be heading straight there after my MLS seminar in Napa Valley. The seminar is done on the 13th and I will have a few days to make it to Oregon.

Don’t be shy people, here’s your chance to be a part of an amazing event that doesn’t come along very often. That said, I hope to see some comments or posts that you’ve signed up and I’ll see you there!! Cheers and OneLove as always!

JD

 

Greetings from San Diego!

I built this video to show you a bit about my first three weeks on the road. Van life has its pros and cons for sure. But as long as I keep smiling, I can’t help but attract good times and good people! This is the best life ever! I really recommend everyone try living in a van to see what you really need in your life.

I have brought some things on this trip that I haven’t even used yet. My camp BBQ is the biggest space taker that I use the least. I might try selling it to make room for other stuff and put a little cash in my pocket. This trip is costing me more than I originally planned so I’ll have to be diligent with my money.

So far it’s comfortable sleeping in the van at night, the temperature has been perfect. I’m sure if it gets really hot then I’ll be looking for options to cool the van down. There is a few YouTube videos that show how to build a homemade Air Conditioner out of a cooler and a 12v fan and ice. I will cross this bridge when it comes but for now, I’m loving the sleeps in the van.

Getting used to parking where I please and not worrying about what people think is getting easier. Finding refuge for Da PeaceTrain every night has it’s challenges but I’m getting better at it. It’s especially hard in California as they do not allow overnight parking in most of the parking lots/parks. Oregon however, is a lot more relaxed when it comes to van dwelling and parking anywhere for free. I haven’t got a ticket yet so I must be doing something right!

I’m headed up to LA today so wish me luck! Van life in big cities is a little harder haha.

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Cheers!
JD

Lots of winding roads and huge oaks, here’s some beauties from Oregon State.

The interior of Oregon State is captivating with its mossy oak hollows and intense green forests. I was drawn to this one area on crooked finger road where there is a campground called Camp Dakota. It was home to a unique zip line and adventure park in the rain forest. Unfortunately it rained the whole time so I wasn’t able to enjoy the amenities.

The rain was a burden for me, it was depressing and it limited what I could do outside. That said, I had an opportunity to catch up on rest and do some video editing. Being a van dweller you must also be an opportunist and get stuff done when you get the chance. Even if it means doing stuff that intimidates you, like making movies for the world to see. I feel like I’m a bit out of date when it comes to technology these days. There is so much to know and I’m a huge procrastinator when it comes to learning new skills. Either way I won’t let fear or lack of knowledge slow me down. Da PeaceTrain is going to show the world a better way to live and perhaps how to have fun doing it!

The sun gods are beckoning..

…Me to head to the coast and I am going to listen! I really want to get some use out of my new bike and kayak although the rain isn’t letting me do that. I am going to make a move towards the coast tomorrow and hope to be soaking up the sunshine in a couple days. Stay tuned and don’t forget to sign up for Da Newsletter!

OneLove

JD