Pirate Invasion Long Beach Mermaid Gathering
Hosted by Mutiny Magazine’s own Pirate Mermaid Meridian Mer-Gyver
Come and visit with our mermaid and merman pod who will be swimming into the harbor to meet you. Our Merfolk are very friendly and love human children. Come visits the merfolk grotto and get a photo with them.
Featuring Special Guests – Moon Mermaid
Rules For All Merfolk, Joining Pirate Invasion Long Beach Event Performers.
“Main Stage” Merfolk Requirements Main stage merfolk will be representing Long Beach Pirate Invasion and will be held to a higher performance standard. Merfolk must follow all the requirements at all times and be polite to all guests/performers/and talent. You will be working along with Meridian and her team along with Talderoy and Captain Morgan, it is the job of the merfolk to make this event and the merfolk look professional. Please see the following requirements and if you have any questions or concerns contact Meridian at Mermadeforyouevents@gmail.com. The following list is in place to provide a high-quality performance for all children and guests and most importantly the people we are representing for this event.
Don’t meet the Main Stage Merfolk requirements? You can still swim with us! There will be a Recreational Mermaid Area where everyone can join. This is a NON-PROFIT event any tips or donations you receive will be donated to a charity of the Merfolks choosing at the end of the event. Networking, party planning and business cards are all very welcome. Feel free to promote yourself or business but remember that you are here to represent Long Beach Pirate Invasion first. No posters, banners, or signs with you or your company logo are allowed.
Requirements for professional Merfolk- Merfolk must be 18 and over with professional and polite attitudes. ~ All merfolk must have a handler or way of moving around without removing your tail in front of guests or children. If your handler is unavailable the day of the event, you must find a replacement or you will be in the “Recreational Merfolk Area” ~ Realistic textured scaled tails. Your tail must be in good condition, no obvious tears, rips or exposed legs. ~ No drinking, swearing, or smoking/vaping on set/in tail. Once you are out of tail you may drink, smoke, swear but still be very aware of your surroundings and the children that may be listening or recognize you without your tail. ~You must remain in character at all times in or out of tail. Again it is important to remain mostly in character when out of tail, you will be recognized and you will need to be able to tell the children why you have legs.
~NEVER change or de-tail in front of guests or children. Your handler must remove you from the main set and put you in a private area where you can de-tail away from the eyes of guests. ~Overall character look must be clean, no obvious tears or damage to tail or costume, appropriate clothing attire for your character once out of tail. Again, please keep in mind you are a character performer for Long Beach Pirate Invasion and will be expected to remain in character while enjoying the event.
~Drama, diva attudies, or conflict will not be tolerated. If you have an issue bring it to Meridian first and together with the higher ups the situation will be handled quietly and professionally. ~Must be good with children, improv, and have a solid character, including name and backstory. We understand that these are very strict “Disney” style rules this is because we will be working mostly with children and we want believable quality merfolk acts that portray the merfolk life in and out of the water seamlessly.
However this is NOT a “you can’t swim with us” event. For anyone not meeting the above requirements, there will be an area near the “Main Stage” Merfolk where you can tail up and enjoy the event as a mermaid or a merman. This area will be for “Recreational Merfolk” this is not to say one is better than the other, it is to provide a place for all Merfolk whether they are professional performers, recreational performers or just for the day. There will be a place for everyone to gather.It’s in the same area as our professional paid mermaids just not in the photo area.( “any and all tail types are welcome, including fabric or handmade tails.”)
Requirements for “Recreational Merfolk Area” -All ages welcome, children under 18 must have adult supervision at all times. ~Must have own tail. ~Must be polite ~No Drama, see Meridian for any concerns or issues ~No drinking, smoking, or swearing while in tail Remember by showing up and being a part of the merfolk area you are also a part of the event as a whole. It is important to act and look your best.
Basically, come have fun and leave any drama home 🙂 Thank you for your interest in this event. Please direct all concerns and questions to MermadeforyouEvents@gmail.com. Meridian will answer all your issues with the help of Talderoy and Captain Morgan, in order to make this a great and successful event.