Say “Szia!” to our Party Staff!

March 14, 2017 | Sami Lambert
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Meet our wild and wonderful boat party staff!

Say “Szia!” to our Party Staff!


Not everyone’s job entails playing drinking games on a boat or leading drunk people from bar to bar, but someone has to do it! We are carefully selected and trained in flipping cups, taking shots and making sure people are having the best night of their lives. We are pros at convincing travelers to do shoeys, human pyramids and forming dance circles no matter when or where. But how did we get to Budapest? And why are we still here? And how do we deal with all of your drunken shenanigans? Meet our weird and wonderful party staff!


Sami Lambert

Sami

Brooklyn, NY

Age: 23

Moved to Budapest: March 2016


Why Budapest?

The city has an interesting mix of old architecture with new culture. There are ruin bars, historic buildings, cute cafe’s, crazy hostels, amazing restaurants and insane parties and festivals all year. No matter what day it is there are always people who are down to have a good time. There is no place I would rather be!


Favourite Boat Party Memory?

There was a special 4 hour boat party at the end of August for St Stephen’s Day. It marked the end of a very fun summer and was super sentimental for everyone. From the boat, we were able to see fireworks go off up and down the Danube...it was magical. We were all decked out in Hungarian facepaint and everyone was drinking champagne. There were also free hotdogs on board… I may or may not have cried multiple times from saying bye to people.


What’s your most embarrassing memory on a boat?

Once I tripped and fell on my face (completely sober which makes this worse) as soon as I got off the boat. Everyone saw and laughed at me. To make it worse, I was leading a crawl from the boat to an awesome club and it took while for people to get over the fall and follow me to the party - or trust that such a clumsy girl was even capable of going clubbing.


Simon Garlinge


Simon

Kent, UK
Age: 27
Moved to Budapest: May 2016

Jobs before Budapest?

So I used to be a backing dancer for Vengaboys, Scooter, Italobrothers and Cascada (who I nearly danced on the Eurovision Song Contest with). I have done two international tours with a theatre company who helped with English language studies for children around the world. With them I was dance Captain and the character of Doc in West Side Story and then understudy to the role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. I then had a brief stint on London's West End, appearing in musicals Rent: Remixed and Carousel as well as plays including 'Bent' by Martin Sherman


Favourite thing to do?

Drinking in the awesome bars - and pub crawls! But other than that I love to eat cake and find the best places to eat it!

Places you’ve lived before?

London (UK), Manchester (UK), Split (Croatia), Zheleznogorsk (Russia), Virginia (US)


Anna Coulthard


Anna

Kiskunhalas, Hungary
Age: Nearly 25, and not exactly happy about it (scary age, quarter of a century).
Moved to Budapest: I grew up here!


Where else have you lived?
Technically I just moved away from Budapest. I live in a tiny village about 30 km away called Pilisszentlászló.

If you weren’t working for Budapest Boat Party, what would you be doing?
If I wasn't working with PB I would probably be working for an architecture company. Not as much fun, I have the rest of my life to be boring.

What’s your favorite part of the job?
My favourite part about working for PB is that I'm surrounded by people who are open minded and free. And the meetings. I really like the meetings.

What’s the best thing to do in the city?
My favourite thing to do in the city is probably going to a park in the summer with a group of friends, drink cheap alcohol and talk. In the winter it's all the christmas lights and markets.


Chris Rudman


Chris

Manchester, England
Age: 26
Moved to Budapest: On and off since December 2014

Why Budapest?

Budapest is an incredible city which offers beautiful architecture, breathtaking views and such deep culture whilst at the same time providing one of the best nightlife scenes in Europe!

Favorite drinking game?

Ride the bus!

Best Boat Party memory?

The time when the entire boat sat on the ground and did a giant sat down and pretended to row the boat/conga line!


Adam Francis


Adam

Basildon, UK/ Auckland, New Zealand
Age: 21
Moved to Budapest: August 2015

What’s your favourite part of working for Budapest Boat Party?

The amazing people I get to work and live with, and also getting to meet so many different people from all over the world.

Where else have you lived?

Essex (UK), Auckland (New Zealand), London (UK), Kuşadasi (Turkey), Poitiers (France)

What’s your favorite drinking game?

Jurassic Park drinking game (Peril!)


Jake Couvret


Jake

Sydney, Australia.

Age: 22

Moved to Budapest. On and off since Summer 2014 but officially February 2016.


Where else have you lived?

Lived in Sydney and Edinburgh prior to Budapest working in bars.


Why Budapest?

I had no intention on living here back in 2014. I stayed in a hostel and got offered a job to work in it. The friends I made doing that continued to draw me back here time and time again.


What’s your favorite thing about working here?

All the staff are the best of friends and we all live together, work together and party together like a family child services would be breaking apart if children were involved.


Jane Danilson


Jane

Tallinn, Estonia

Age: 29

Moved to Budapest: September 2016


What did you do before working for the Boat Party?

Back in Estonia I helped open and manage 2 bars. My job was also to get people drunk! It’s the best job ever. The more they drink, the more they like you!


If you weren’t working for Budapest Boat Party, what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t working here I would probably be a crazy cat lady and lead a boring life at home.


What’s your favorite drinking game?

Flip cup! I love games that gets your adrenaline up and that get you drunk fast.


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So if you see any of these wonderful humans during your stay in Budapest, don’t be afraid to come up to us and say hello! We absolutely love meeting new people and giving suggestions on what to do in this crazy city (day or night). Can’t wait to meet you at one of our events soon!


Want to join us as staff? E-mail your CV, cover letter and 3 photos of yourself to simon@partybookersbudapest.com. You must be an EU citizen or have a valid VISA to apply.

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