Security at an event is absolutely essential regardless of the size. While smaller events may be able to get by with a couple of guards or just the event staff if it’s a free and small event, the vast majority of events and festivals require a comprehensive security plan. Below is a guide of how to create your own and what to look out for.
Security Supervisor going through the passboard with security staff as they line up and get ready to let guests inside the gates.
Hats (one fedora per crew)
Small beach towel
Beach small towel
The small of a woman’s back
The hanging curve ball
Digital & Film cameras (non-pro)
Extra toilet paper (non-pro)
NO Illegal drugs / drug paraphernalia
NO Weapons of any kind
NO Chains / Chain Wallets
NO Beer kegs / hard liquor
NO Glass containers
NO Business like show business
NO Reply at all
NO Cars go
NO More drama
NO Unlicensed vending of any kind
This passboard clearly lists who gets into this particular access point with a clear “YES” or “NO”. Granted, some changes were made last minute in marker, but the general idea is there – make it as easy as possible for any security guard to properly enforce the access point with little to no room for other interpretation by guests.
Passboards for vehicles are also important, especially for camping festivals. This passboard, from CounterPoint 2015, clearly shows what vehicles need in order to be granted access to the various types of camping and backstage / production road access.