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Firefly 2016: Totem Policy

April 18, 2016 AT 2:30 am

Everyone loves totems.


We don’t think there’s a festival-goer who didn’t get their picture taken with at least one. Everyone remembers Crazy Eyes, or Bob Saget, or the “Free Hugs” guy. Totems are a big part of festival life, and we want to encourage everyone to make them, bring them, and share them with us.


We realize, however, that the totem policy may seem a bit confusing. Some totems aren’t allowed into the festival, while others are. Our policy has always been to give decision making on totems to the security staff at the gates. It may seem arbitrary at times, but we trust them to make case by case decisions on what’s in the best interest of all guests.


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With that in mind, and to encourage people to be creative, we’re offering some tips on the best way to get your totems into the festival:



And while we love creativity, We think it goes without saying that totems that are derogatory or inflammatory are also discouraged. Keep it fun and positive!

We really want to encourage everyone to be creative and show off their totems this year. Be on the look out for more totem-based posts as the festival gets closer. So, get out your foam core and your ironic TV references and get busy creating! We can’t wait to get our picture taken with you and your creations this June.


– The Firefly Staff