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Meet Ida (again!) - returning to Midsumma as our Volunteer Coordinator

You may remember Ida (she/her) from last year when she was a Production Summer Work Placement, and we're delighted that she's returned as our Volunteer Coordinator for Midsumma Festival 2023.

Q: Describe yourself in three words:
A typical Capricorn

Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
My teacher once gave us the advice “F*** It!”. At first glance it might seem like quite negative and contradictive to being good advice, but it is. Hear me out: It’s about doing whatever is right for you, even if people around you are not bringing the same energy. It’s about tooting your own horn when other people don't.

Q: What area of your work are you most passionate about?
Growing up, my Capricorn horoscopes always said I should be an accountant or math teacher or some other “boring” profession. But now I’ve come to admit I do enjoy staring at thousands of documents and doing all the behind-the-scene stuff. I love seeing the end result after all the event planning and how much joy it brings people. I’m so fortunate Midsumma has the most amazing pool of volunteers. They really are the backbone of everything we do.

Q: What is your must-see production/show/event of the year?
I’ve never been to a musical (please don’t hate me) so I think it’s about time for that. Australia has some really good punk and hardcore bands, so super keen on all the upcoming gigs.

Q: What keeps you awake at night?
The fighting possums on my roof.

Q: Best festival experience?
I got to see Rage Against the Machine play at a festival in Sweden in, hmm, maybe 2008? It was incredible and such a dream come true.

Q: What is something surprising that not many people know about you?
I have trypophobia. It's the fear of certain patterns and holes. If you google lotus seed flower or honeycombs and feel like sick looking at it – you have it too.

Find out more about Ida on LinkedIn.

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