Category: HeadCount Community

Madonna Really, Really Loves Attention

Madonna Really, Really Loves Attention

Madonna goes in for the makeout session as if it’s 1992 and she can still turn a series of artsy nudes into a best-selling coffee table book and Drake reacts if he was being kissed by his least favorite Great Aunt at a night two Passover Seder his mother guilted him into attending. Read More

The Best Way to Hit a Festival

The Best Way to Hit a Festival

Festival season is coming and HeadCount will be at more than 35 festivals this year (see the full schedule and volunteer). At select festivals, we’re excited to announce we will also offer special meet-the-artist experiences, exclusively from HeadCount, that include VIP tickets through our auction page. Some very specials fans will get to chill with guys from My Morning Jacket (at Hangout), Umphrey’s McGee and STS9 … Read More

Jon Stewart’s Replacement Should Not be Another White Guy

Jon Stewart’s Replacement Should Not be Another White Guy

Stewart’s final show is yet undecided but that hasn’t stopped the Internet from exploding with speculation regarding the identity of his successor and after tirelessly skimming online media for answers I have emerged with only one conclusion: If (we) the people have any say in the matter—his replacement will not be a white man.
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HeadCount on Jam Cruise

HeadCount on Jam Cruise

If you’ve volunteered with Headcount you’re familiar with the concept of being ‘paid’ in the currency of music. This year, Headcount sent a handful of their Team Leaders from across the country on Jam Cruise—a festival cruise experience of immense proportion. In exchange for work that I’ve done and will continue to do with the organization, I was among these lucky few. In a sense, I received the ultimate musical paycheck. Read More

Disappointed by Youth Voter Turnout? Take Another Look

Disappointed by Youth Voter Turnout? Take Another Look

Youth voter turnout actually increased in 2014, despite overall turnout hitting its lowest level in 72 years. Read More

Just Doing It: A Journey To The Philippines

Just Doing It: A Journey To The Philippines

Ten-year HeadCount veteran Laura Scalet got involved in relief work after Hurricane Sandy. Late last year, she gave up everything to head to the Philippines in the wake of the horrific typhoon there. Here is her story. Read More

The Facts About “Dropoff Voters”

The Facts About “Dropoff Voters”

In 2008, about half (48.5 %) of Americans age 18 to 24 turned out to vote. Two years later, only 21.3 percent showed up (Source, US Census 2008, 2010). Read More

We’ll Miss You, Rommel

We’ll Miss You, Rommel

I first heard Rommel Beckles’ name after HeadCount worked the JAY Z/Beyonce show in Atlanta. Read More

A Simple Symbol of Friendship and Hope

A Simple Symbol of Friendship and Hope

We live in a complex world. But sometimes a single photo and a few well-chosen words bring us all closer to our common humanity. Read More

How Wayne Coyne Showed His Humanity By Stopping A Show

How Wayne Coyne Showed His Humanity By Stopping A Show

The Flaming Lips’ stage show pushes the envelope of outrageousness. Giant blow-up dinosaur outfits. Spaghetti strands of LED lights hanging from the rafters. Wayne Coyne standing up on a cube of lights. Read More

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