The Answers You Need
GATHERINGS DURING THE PANDEMIC: WHAT HAS CHANGED?
WHAT’S NEW FOR THE HOSTS?
We’re only looking at commercial spaces for now, for safety reasons. The space will only have 50% occupancy, and 25 people max. The concept of “secret location” is temporarily discontinued. In exchange for the two hours rented for gatherings, we will be promoting you and your space.
WHAT’S MY JOB ROLE AS A VOLUNTEER?
You simply have to bring your cool vibe, and help the host in setting up the lights and seating arrangement before the gathering. Then, all you have to make sure is that the show runs smoothly. We would highly recommend to attend the gathering as a guest first and then apply to volunteer so that you’re able to understand everything :)
WHAT’S NEW FOR THE ARTISTS?
Nothing, really. Everything will function in the same way as always. For more artist-related queries, refer to our artists-related FAQs below.
WHAT ABOUT POTLUCK?
Potluck will have to be temporarily discontinued as well, as it might be a little unsafe.
WHY HAS THE GATHERINGS’ DURATION BEEN REDUCED?
Without potluck, a 3-hour gathering can make people hungry. We have reduced it to two hours so that people can go eat before or after the gathering.
WILL WALK-INS BE ALLOWED?
Just like before, walk-ins will not be allowed. Booking are to be done online as usual.
I’VE APPLIED AS A HOST/ VOLUNTEER/ ARTIST. WHAT NOW?
Make sure you’ve updated your profile with all necessary details. Sit tight, we will get back to you as soon as we see an available slot.
ABOUT MOTOJOJO GATHERINGS
WHAT ARE MOTOJOJO GATHERINGS? HOW SAFE ARE THEY?
Our gatherings are unlike any other gatherings in the whole of India. They were created to bring the best things of this world- art, music, stories, conversations, and good food- all under one roof. This is done through our normal gatherings, Ghumakkadi Kalakaar gatherings, and Kitchen Gatherings. A maximum of 30 people can attend a gathering.
All these gatherings are 100% safe. We’ve NEVER had a single complaint of any inappropriate or creepy behaviour either before, during, or after the gathering.
WHERE ARE MOTOJOJO GATHERINGS HOSTED?
Our gatherings are hosted in the warm, safe space of someone’s private property like homes, dance studios, meditation and yoga centers, etc. We NEVER go for commercial spaces because an intimate, homely, and warm vibe matters to us.
WHAT HAPPENS AT A MOTOJOJO GATHERING?
Travel storytelling, poetry, and original indie music over delicious food and interesting conversations with 25-30 strangers!
WHAT IS THE TIMING?
7:30-10:30 pm. But sometimes it can stretch out till 11/11:30 pm as well, which is why it is important to be punctual so that the event can start and end timely.
IS IT OKAY IF I REACH BY 8?
The timing for arrival of the attendees is between 7:30-8:00pm. No one is allowed after 8 PM. We appreciate punctuality because that way everyone gets to be present for the introductions, break the ice and get to know each other.
WHY DON'T WE HOST GATHERINGS IN A CAFE?
Motojojo gatherings are an intimate affair and cafes don’t really serve that purpose.
WHAT KIND OF PLACES ARE WE LOOKING AT FOR THE GATHERINGS?
Houses, dance studios, meditation centers, coworking spaces- basically non-commercial properties that give off an intimate and welcoming vibe.
WHY IS IT A SECRET LOCATION? WHY DO YOU KEEP IT A SECRET?
‘Cuz it’s more fun that way! Imagine you knew all about which artists will be performing and where. No surprise, no mystery. We like to do it differently.
ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS? ARE KIDS ALLOWED?
There are no restrictions as such but a few things that you need to be aware of:
For kids aged below 6: We have a Pay What You Feel system. If the baby cries or is getting difficult to handle, please take them outside. We recognize this might be inconvenient but we do not want that the artist or the people listening to them are disturbed. As such, only bring young kids if you feel they are able to comfortably adapt to new settings.
For kids between 6-12 years: Pay 50% of the original cost. No running around or playing is allowed. They have to sit down and listen as well. If you bring them without paying for their spot, the Community Lead at the gathering will collect the amount.
Those aged 12 and up: full cost and general adulthood decorum expected. We only take online registrations for them.
I AM COMING ALONE. HOW SAFE FOR AN ALONE WOMAN?
It is completely safe. You need not worry. The gathering is warm and friendly and there are lots of college-going girls, married women, office-goers in the crowd. You’ll strike up a conversation with at least one of them.
WHERE CAN I REGISTER FOR THE GATHERING?
– You can either directly do it from the gatherings section.
– Or if you coming through Instagram, then follow the link in our bio.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE THE DETAILS ONCE I BOOK?
When you book, you receive a payment confirmation email from the payment gateway and then from us. The email with the address is sent out 12 hours before the gathering. So keep a constant check on all your email folders. It will also contain a link to an optional WhatsApp group where you can be added for coordination purposes and to know other attendees beforehand.
If you’ve registered with 12 hours or less remaining for the gathering, then you receive the address email and WhatsApp invite immediately.
WHAT IS POTLUCK?
Potluck is our attempt to infuse even more community feels within the gatherings. People bring food and drinks from their homes and create a feast in real-time through their contributions! This also frees up the host from the responsibility of feeding 30 hungry people. They can make whatever arrangements they wish on their end while getting the chance to enjoy the evening.
WHAT CAN I BRING FOR POTLUCK?
Anything from homemade delicacies to take-away dishes! Each gathering has quite a hungry lot. :’)
IS POTLUCK COMPULSORY?
No, it is a personal choice. Bringing and sharing food only enhances the sense of community. So, if you want to be an active part of it, bring some and share some. You might turn out to be our next host for a kitchen gathering.
WILL DINNER BE PROVIDED?
There is a potluck system wherein attendees bring food and drinks themselves. It’s said a lot can happen over a cup of coffee, but we believe that a lot can happen over scrumptious, mouth-watering food as well.
IS ALCOHOL ALLOWED?
Alcohol isn’t usually allowed at gatherings. The final call is taken by the host.