Crowd Control Tips for Your Next Big Event

Crowd Control Tips for Your Next Big EventThrowing a big event like a concert, charity auction or birthday bash this summer? Hosting an event for so many people is no joke, and there’s plenty to plan for. One thing you may not have considered is crowd control. Today we’ll look at a few ways you can keep the crowd in check so that everyone in attendance can stay safe and enjoy the day.

The first thing you need to worry about is check-in. As a general rule of thumb, you should have at least 1 staff member per 150 guests to keep the check-in line moving. If you expect most of your guests to arrive all at once, you’ll probably need a few extra bodies at the entrance to check everyone in.

If you’re hosting an event like a concert with many different moving parts that require coordination, you may need to have a day-of event planner on hand. It’s good to have someone in charge of the day’s events, so you can focus on attending to the needs of your guests. That person can be in charge of keeping the event and all its component parts on track, while you worry about other things.

If you’re going to be serving alcohol, consider roping off designated drinking areas and hiring security guards to keep an eye on the entrances. In case things get rowdy, you want to have some back up who can help smooth over arguments or remove guests who are causing problems. Make sure you have enough staff tending bar and serving food as well; it’s always a good idea to serve plenty of food at an event where there will be alcohol.

If your event is going to be held inside, make sure the space will be large enough to accommodate your guests. If the fire safety code only allows for 150 people in the event space, don’t invite 300! Entrances and exits should be clearly marked and unobstructed throughout the duration of the event.

Need a hand getting ready for your next big event? Give us call today to learn more about how the staging lighting and special effects experts at Studio 33 can help!

Gearing Up For Summer Concert Series

Gearing Up For Summer Concert SeriesWhen the winter chill finally disappears, one of the best outdoor activities to engage in is an outdoor concert. There’s nothing like being outside in the fresh air, surrounded by other eager fans as you wait for the band to play on the big stage. Not only is the music addicting, it’s the overall atmosphere that an outdoor concert series brings.

There are two Concerts for the “In The Park” series that are worth going to: Lake Arrowhead Arts at Tavern Bay and City of Fontana Concerts In The Park.

During the summer months you can gather up a blanket, bottle of wine and snacks to accommodate you as you enjoy the music, the people and the scenery.

At Lake Arrowhead Arts at Tavern Bay, you can celebrate the local students as they perform pieces learned throughout the year. Thursday’s in July there will also be a Summer Music Festival with three bands playing iconic hits that we’ve all come to love.

The City of Fontana Concerts In The Park is a great way to ring in summer. The stage is set just perfectly for all guests to enjoy the musicians. Running from June to August, guests can enjoy free music as well as activity booths for children and food.

There is a lot of preparation involved for a concert series. You will definitely have to be prepared for unforeseen weather with a stage overhang and protection for sound systems and electrical wiring.

Aside from the safety aspect, you want your guests to get the best musical experience ever. This involves unique lighting, a superior sound system, a fog system for added effects, and an ample stage.

Having the experience to not only set up these systems in a timely manner, but to also hide cords and unsightly equipment takes skill and patience. In order to continue providing concert series and festivals, you have to provide professional stage set up services.

Studio 33 is known for professional stage set up including lighting and special effects. We have a lot of experience setting up for concerts and festivals. You can learn more about our services by contacting us.