JovReef wrote:I am helping a friend who is doing a college paper on the 10 principals at burning man. She needs people to come in and be interviewed one or two at a time most (it will be recorded).
Is she filming, or just doing an audio recording? That might make a difference to a lot of people. Unless I'm acquainted with someone, and fully support their aims, I wouldn't want to be videotaped or to have my remarks attributed, but being audiotaped anonymously is different to me (and probably other people). Being willing to accept "Playa Names" if names are requested is also smart.
We were thinking of just grabbing people as the walk by camp (earlier in the day while still sober) and asking them to participate, the interviews would take 15-20ish minutes and we wanted to offer either momossa's or milk and cookies while being interviewed.
If you were stopped and asked to participate would you for momossa's or milk and cookies? Do you have any better suggestions for us to entice people to help?
I like Mimosas. I'm sure I'd be tempted. No promises, though. There is a lot I could be doing at Burning Man in 15 minutes rather than helping someone earn her degree and get more attention directed to an event that it's hard for me & my friends to get tickets for. Know what I mean?
Also, I reckon she should promise people 15 minutes, and ask the really free-form questions at the end so that if people want to KEEP talking, she can let them.
Re: milk and cookies. Chocolate milk is practically an electrolyte drink (see Google). Get some of those shelf-stable milk boxes (from the juice aisle, next to the juice boxes) in chocolate and regular. They don't have to be kept cold all the way to the event, you just chill them in a cooler for a while before you need them.