This blog is devoted to tips for having a safe and enjoyable time at public events (festivals, concerts, etc).
Before you go:
-Check the event website or call the venue directly. Is there a bag policy? What are the guidelines for bringing in items such as chairs, umbrellas, or blankets? Are there any age restrictions for entry?
-Be aware of the weather forecast. If the event will take place outside, be prepared for rain or extreme heat/cold. Have appropriate clothing and gear readily available.
-Assign someone in your group to be responsible for remembering everyone’s tickets and other important items (phone, wallet, keys).
At the event:
-Adhere to all posted rules & guidelines regarding bags, food & drink, cameras & recording equipment, signs & banners.
-If there is assigned seating in an outdoor event be sure to bring a blanket or ground cover if you will not be sitting on the grass. A little protection from damp ground makes a big difference in comfort!
-Go with a group of friends so that you can help each other stay safe. Arrange meeting places if you become separated (scheduled meetup times may not be possible due to delays in artist arrival times or set
Public events add to the quality of life in a community. They are occasions for neighbors and strangers alike to get together for a common cause.
However, there are certain safety concerns that should be addressed before participating in any event.
One of the biggest concerns surrounding public events is crowd control. You may not be able to control the number of people that attend an event, but you can control your own actions and behavior if you are aware of your surroundings and the types of people who will also be at that event. You certainly don’t have to be paranoid or suspicious, but it never hurts to be aware of your situation in case something should happen.
You can take steps to help ensure your own safety at a public event such as a concert or festival. Here are some tips to help prevent you from becoming the victim of crime when attending these types of events:
1) Be aware of your surroundings. Make sure that you know where the exits are located so that if a situation does arise you can quickly move out of harm’s way. It’s also a good idea to make note of where security is located so that you can notify them if something does happen.
2) Keep your valuables secure by keeping them on your person or locked away in a safe
One of the most exciting times at the beginning of summer is when children are off from school and the weather is warming up. Public events are a great opportunity for families to enjoy time together, while also providing an opportunity to teach public safety tips to children.
A public event could be anything from a county fair or a sporting event to a concert on a Saturday night. Regardless of the type of event, here are some simple steps that you can take to ensure the safety for everyone in attendance.
1. Familiarize yourself with the venue and get there early: If it is your first time attending an event, do research on its location. Learn about the layout of the venue and where designated exits are located.
2. Know your surroundings: Before you arrive at the event, check out potential dangers that could be present during your visit. Is there an area where people gather before or after games? Listen to posted announcements before going into an event to see if there are any special instructions regarding entry or exit procedures.
3. Pay attention: It’s important for parents to keep track of their children’s whereabouts at all times, especially when they’re in large crowds. Your child’s age should determine how closely you monitor them during an event. For example, younger children
This is a public service announcement: as the weather warms up, so do the crowds at public events. And that means safety concerns for event organizers and attendees alike.
For event organizers, this time of year is when the temptation to take chances with the fire code or capacity limits can seem strongest. Planning ahead can help avoid such problems: do site inspections; make sure emergency exits are clearly marked; and if you’re using tents or other temporary structures, make sure they meet local fire code requirements.
You should also make sure your load-in plan takes into account safety issues such as blocked walkways and steps that are too steep. In particular, be aware of any potentially dangerous equipment, such as generators or portable toilets, that could cause a slip hazard for guests. It’s also a good idea to remind everyone about staying hydrated in warm weather — dehydration is a major problem during outdoor events.
Whether you’re running an event or attending one, it’s also important to keep safety in mind. Consider these tips when planning your trip to an outdoor venue: wear comfortable shoes; bring water and sunscreen; pay attention to where you’re going so you don’t get separated from your friends; and leave the glass bottles at home. And remember: if you
I had been there for three hours and I was still freezing my ass off. As the sun set on an unseasonably cool October evening, I stood behind a barricade in a crowded city street staring up at a giant video screen. Some of the people around me were shivering, but most of them looked pretty happy to have scored tickets to this event. The screen kept flashing pictures of people I knew, along with some of my friends who had been invited to appear on the screen. Then it would announce the winner for some category.
Once in a while a car would drive by on the street beside us, but mostly the pedestrians streamed past on their way to someplace else. This wasn’t quite as exciting as watching paint dry, but it was almost as close. My assigned task was to stay alert for any sign of trouble and to help guide people out of harm’s way if there was an emergency. There were plenty of fire exits around; it seemed like we could handle anything that might happen here.
The live entertainment started after dark. A marching band came by and played music right in front of us, with hundreds of people dancing along on either side of our barricade. Then they piled into busses and drove away, leaving us staring at
Safety is the responsibility of everyone at an event. Please take some time to review these guidelines.
1. Make sure you know where your exits are and have a clear path to them.
2. Know how to use your fire exit equipment and don’t rely on others to show you how.
3. Drink water throughout the event, especially if you are dancing or otherwise active.
4. Step away from the edge of the dance floor whenever possible, especially during crowded conditions, and never stand on railings or furniture around the dance floor that could tip over under your weight.
5. Protect your ears with earplugs or earmuffs when the music is loud enough that it hurts your ears.
6. If you see someone who needs help, offer it! If someone asks you for help, give it! Don’t assume someone else will assist them; be prepared to help yourself too!
7. Keep in mind that people under the influence of alcohol or drugs may not act rationally: do not engage them in conversation unless there is a clear need for assistance!
8. Pay attention to non-verbal communication from the DJ or sound technician and immediately clear the dance floor if he requests that everyone leave the venue for safety reasons such as excessive
As an avid performer and a current event organizer I am very concerned with the safety of my fellow artists and performers.
This is why i have created this database. I am going to be posting tips, news stories, and other information to keep you up to date on the ever changing world of street performing.
I hope that you will find this database useful and that it will help keep you safe.
I will also be accepting tips from readers as well. Please feel free to contact me if you have any information that might be helpful for street performers.