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With a mini-van full of interns and local volunteers, peta2 staffers drove out to Virginia Beach to give Jason a day off from Warped Tour. While I sat here in my nice, dry computer chair, they were all out gathering signups for the E-News and distributing stickers and our new High Fives & Stage Dives DVDs. Despite the less than perfect weather, they did an awesome job.
On top of tabling, Pulin was also interviewed for an article the Virginian-Pilot was writing about Warped Tour:
Pulin Modi, coordinator of the youth campaign at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, had people stop by his booth to get spray-painted with stencils, and also to collect brochures. He said the punk rock/alternative music crowd is savvier than people give it credit for.
“The people who come to the Vans tour are open-minded,” he said. “They’re thinking critically. They want to be here because they’ll have a good time, but also because they’ll see the truth behind advertising, and what’s on TV.”
PETA’s presence wasn’t for naught; behind the main stage, baked tofu and vegan-friendly strawberry shortcake were among the menu items available for the 500-plus people affiliated with the show who are fed each night.
The peta2 Warped Tour documentary is almost complete, so be sure to check back over the coming days for that!
peta2 Street Team Specialist