Seriously, that is the first thing. While there have been rare situations where someone who has never been to a GRUE decides to host one, we have found that knowing what you’re getting into before it happens is a good idea. We prefer that you attend at least one GRUE (or a similar event like a Ropenspace) before you ask to be our Sexy Boots on the Ground (aka, GRUE organizer).
What Does the SexyBootsOnTheGround Do?
Basically, the SexyBootsOnTheGround role is a location scout. Dozens of GRUEs have come and gone, and the process has turned into a finely-tuned machine. The main reason we need a local person is to help us find the right venues and then get to them. Here’s what you might be asked to do:
Help find a place for the Meet & Greet (usually something like a restaurant or cafe or local sex shop).
Help find a place for the GRUE (i.e., a space where we can play/have sex all day).
Help find a place for the AfterGRUE (for GRUE attendees & their partners only; preferably the same space as the GRUE)
Help find equipment for the play space, and possibly wrangle volunteers.
Help find a place for GRUEcakes Sunday morning (minimum of access to water and electricity, and about half the attendees hanging out and eating pancakes happily).
Possibly assist with transportation to/from the event spaces and a local CostCo for “GRUEcery Shopping”.
My goal has always been that when I show up, your job is done, and you can just enjoy the GRUE. Your main job is to put me in touch with the right people and places so that we can make the GRUE work. Once I’m on site, it’s my responsibility to make it work, and you’re free to GRUE your own thing.
Linworth in Self-Suspension
“…the GRUE itself far surpassed my hopes and expectations. Among the surprises were an incredible amount of support, new relationships and partnerships with people from other locales, idea sharing, so many brilliant and talented people coming together in community…”
– KittyC_Mear, SexyBoots for the Cleveland GRUE 2017
What does the Sexy Boots Get Out of It?
What, you mean just “giving back to the community” isn’t enough? (snicker)
Damn right it’s not enough. I believe that work should be compensated, and so here’s what you get as a Sexy Boots:
One Free Admission to any GRUE*, for as long as we keep having them.
A vote in the recipient of the $100 We Think You’re GRUEvy Award
A vote in the recipient of the $100 GRUE Charitable Donation
$200 cash honorarium
Of course, you also get the cachet of being part of a rare group of people, the GRUE Sexy Boots, who have endured my jokes, ridden the threat of chaos through to triumphant passion (often more than once) and who know the satisfaction of seeing their community come together in a truly magical way.
Sounds Good! Where Do I Sign Up?
Well, the first thing to do is check the Calendar of Gray’s Events, and see what may already be booked in your area and when (as of this writing, I’m not scheduling any more events before Summer of 2018). Then email my serva naiia with your idea and we’ll send you the official GRUE Info-Pack with all the materials you need to get started.