At the Gate..."Opening Day" starts in fifteen minutes; just fifteen minutes before all hell breaks loose. The trail of headlights stretches as far as the eye can see. You look left, then right. You’re flanked by surly, dust-covered people dressed in black shirts. A dread-head girl sways to the music blaring from unseen speakers... she's ready for what's about to happen. Your lane partner calmly lights a cigarette, then stares over the red cherry into the distance. He's summing up the masses. No problem. He draws a long breath of smoke in, exhaling a warped halo of smoke that drifts around his head.
Looking down at your shirt you see the skull and crossbones insignia upon your chest too. A thought drifts in...regular people might be freaking out at this moment, but you’re not.
You’re Gate staff, and not only were you trained for this, you were born for this.
Somewhere out on the Perimeter...Skirting along the outer reaches of the perimeter fence, a truck rolls to a cloudy stop and shuts down its engine, the noise quickly replaced by the sound of the wind as the inky darkness descends. Your partner jumps into the bed of the truck to get a better vantage point.
Standing in the bed of the truck, binoculars lifted, she peers into the night looking for the telltale signs.
"Yup, there they are," as she points to a spot in the distance. Your eyes strain, then relax. Out of the darkness emerges first one light, then another. A voice echos out of the radio, "Have you got a 20 on that? They are trying to sneak in via the back road." You reply into the radio that you've got a good visual. The two of you jump back into the cab of the truck and drive out to investigate the shimmering lights on the horizon.
Holding back the tide with Exodus...The event is over and the population of Black Rock City is hitting the blacktop for home, and you are there in the thick of it helping to guide the traffic back into the default world. A car window rolls down and some random person presses a cold one into your palm. "Safe journey!" you call after them as you watch them roll on down the road.
About UsWe’re the team that coordinates and processes all traffic in and out of Black Rock City including all Deliveries, Artists, Theme Camps, and Infrastructure & Emergency services...and that’s before the event even starts!