Big parties and
gatherings can be so much fun, and food and drinks, music, contests, are
just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to planning a holiday party
or great event. While all those details are rather exciting to plan, one
critical step could mean the difference between a fun, successful party
and chaos: events crowd control.
Posted by Administrator on 12/29/2011
One easy step is to designate
security personnel. There should be at least one security person for
every 50 people expected at the event. Keep in mind that the purpose of
security is not to impede a good time, but to quickly nip a potential
problem in the bud.
Another easy way to maintain organization and minimize trouble is to use colored tyvek wristbands or vinyl wristbands. If you’re checking tickets or IDs at the door, this should be a very simple task. Have multiple colored paper wristbands
for varying level of admission. For example, at a music festival,
discreetly designate the allowances of guests and their access to perks.
Those who donate a minimal amount, identified by a blue wristband, have access to all music performances, free parking, and access to food vendors. Moderate donors, who get yellow event wristbands,
get VIP seating for the musical performances, preferred parking and
tickets redeemable for free food and beverages. The platinum donors,
with white wristbands, have access to VIP seating, backstage passes, and
unlimited food and beverages. If the festival staff know the meaning of
all wristbands for event, the crowd will be easily controlled, preventing chaos.
For smaller events, you may choose to use two different plastic wristbands
to identify those who can legally drink from minors. Checking IDs at
the bar can be time consuming and frustrating in low lights and with
numerous requests. Wristbands for event security are an incredibly helpful detail, no matter the size of your special event.