Music festivals are goldmines for debauchery and memorable stories. People often attend festivals to shed their professional exteriors and let loose to their favorite musicians, and with this comes a lot of intoxication and unbridled mess.
While braving Coachella can be a blast if you're rolling through to get messy with your pals, the staff cleaning up have a completely different experience. In many cases, their job entails tidying a hectic crime scene (literally), which of course leads to another brand of festival story.
I'm an usher at my neighbourhood movie theatre so idk if this counts but I found a plastic bag under a seat with 6 guppies swimming around inside so I kept the guppies for myself lol. I had to Google how to take care of fish but it was fun and I still have them today.
I was down in Galveston, Texas for Mardi Gras as float security for the parade. Thought I saw a strand of nice beads on the ground, when I bent to pick them up I noticed they were pearls with a golden clasp. Turned out to be worth over $300.