If you are a performer you would know that large crowds at festivals is basically unavoidable and it shouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing either because it obviously means you are obviously worth listening to or watching. But sometimes the crowds could get out of hand and you might find yourself in ugly situations. That is why knowing how to deal with such crowds is necessary. So here are some tips you could use.
Know your audience
Knowing who you would be performing to beforehand and the sort of crowd you would be dealing with helps a lot in deciding what you should be doing in unavoidable situations. This detail also helps you cater better to those watching and listening to you and this way you wouldn’t have to go out of hand with the number of crowd control barriers you would be setting up at the event.
Limit the alcohol
Alcohol is one of the biggest triggers for many ugly incidents. You never know the kind of person someone turns out to be once they are drunk. While some become the happy drunk, others just turn out to be more aggressive than what they usually might be. So to prevent situations from getting out of hand, make sure that you limit the alcohol availability and usage at any event. After all, there is no point if you go through all the trouble to plan an event by getting the best equipment, setting up shade cloth Melbourne and such when everything is destroyed after someone’s drunk madness!
Limit the access
When some of the most famous artists perform on stage their security is tight. This protects the artists and everyone in general. And so in such cases, the access is rather limited to the crowds and guards are placed to make sure this security is further enhanced. Taking this in to account and implementing it even in small venue performances is recommended for the best of reasons.
Organize the staff
When hosting events that would obviously be attended by a large crowd, organizing staff with specific tasks and details that they should be doing is essential. This ensures that everything little thing is organized and the possibility of mishaps and mistakes to take place is lesser. The larger the crowd and event is, the greater number of staffs the better!
The right security
In addition to setting up blocks that prevents the crowd from getting out of hand, it is also necessary that trained security personals are allocated throughout the venue. This ensures the safety of the artist and those present as well. So try the above at the next event you plan or host and control the crowds from getting out of hand at any point!