Mamie Ruth’s first time vending at High Tide Festival did not disappoint. High Tide, located in Charleston, South Carolina, is a newly created festival that spanned only one day and featured EDM artists. The energy was high from the start and why wouldn’t it be! The stage (set up in front of the water), vendors giving out free products and swag, and remixes that you just had too dance to, definitely created a positive vibe. Let’s get the scoop on a day in the life as a Mamie Babe from summer intern Lex Dorr.
Hey guys! My name’s Lex Dorr and I am a summer intern with Mamie Ruth. I am originally from Lakeville, MN, but go to school at UGA and am living in Savannah for the summer. While it hasn’t even been a month, my experience at Mamie Ruth has been nothing but the best. I was ecstatic when I was asked to help work at the High Tide Festival, and our day started quite early. My alarm rang at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, and in my morning haze, I began throwing my clothes and toiletries in my suitcase. We met up at the Mamie Headquarters at 7:30 a.m. and I was greeted by a life-saving iced coffee (thanks to Olivia) and hit the road. Our drive was a little under two hours, but felt like 30 minutes. We arrived at High Tide around 10 a.m. and instantly got to work setting up. Wrapping up around 12 p.m, we started to see customers as soon as the gates opened. The four of us, myself, a fellow intern Emmie, Emily, and Olivia split work shifts into increments of two hours. In my free time I was able to stop by other vendor booths, dance by the stage, check out the silent disco tent, and most importantly, get my tan on. During my shifts however, I had the pleasure of meeting like-minded festival friends, influencers, and even performers. As the festival came to close, we began packing up our booth and loading the trailer.
All in all, we sold a lot, and had fun while doing it! The feeling of a festival is indescribable, almost as if you aren’t in reality. To me, it's the true feeling of euphoria, and while this is a cliche, I wouldn't trade this experience for the world.
Thank you Mamie Ruth! <3 xoxo, Lex