Situated engagement reframes science. It is a great way to quickly reset our notions of what science can be, where it should be, and who it includes. One reason why is deceptively simple: Cultural events move at a face pace, and do not allow for long-winded explanations. Successfully participating at the right pace means we get it right culturally, but this comes at the expense of the typical frame that science is always about learning. Letting go of traditional learning objectives can be hard for science-first teams, but situated engagement forces the realization that this has to happen to make space for the much greater message that science is human. It is more important that situated engagement strike the right tone for the whole scene than convey any particular content. Since most cultural gatherings are uplifting, this means that science participating in these spaces is often framed as joyful.