When the last seat empties, and the guests are going home, they will leave with one of two impressions. Either they will want to repeat the experience, or not. A killer guitar solo grates upon the ear when the sound isn’t just right. By comparison, with proper planning, a spoken word event can move the soul when it is pitch perfect.
Unsung Heroes of the Greatest Shows of All Time
The biggest star of every show outshines their own performance every time, and they do it all from the shadows. Wait, did you just read that right? Yes, you did. That’s because I’m referring to the event management team that created the show out of thin air, and turned it into a money-making, hard-rocking, stadium-filling concert event.
Sure, the band is why people showed up, but if the venue is spectacular, fans will remember it as much as the music they heard. That is the magic of a great event management team at work. So, what IS event management, and how do you do it?
Greatest Hits of Concert Events Management
First off, a concert is a major undertaking, and it will take an entire team working in perfect unison to pull it off. Like the sections of an orchestra combining their talents flawlessly to bring sheet music to life, an event management team coordinates the entire event, with each team member playing their role at the right moment.
Symphonic sounds only work when each note is practiced and executed in perfect time. The same applies to the people that stage the event. Before the music begins, every detail must be expertly planned and rehearsed until it blends in a natural rhythm.
Different Notes for Different Folks
All that cheering makes people thirsty, so venders are needed. Event managers will coordinate with light and sound technicians, venue, emergency services, ticket sales, as well. These are all pieces of the whole and when deftly managed, come together harmoniously under the watchful eye of the event manager.
Arranging any event is a complicated composition, requiring everyone to know their part, and play it on cue. The team that orchestrates musical events know this better than most. “Live” means in the moment, happening now. Life tends to happen fast, they’re prepared.
Backstage Secrets and Front Row Excitement
One of the greatest perks to event management is access to behind the scenes experiences. An event management team works closely with entertainers, publicists, technicians, vendors of all varieties, and venue owners. It’s like having a backstage pass that you earned through hard work and excellent organization and people skills.
Of all the careers to choose from, event management is one of the most diverse and influential careers out there. Truly, the award for Best Performance in a Musical Event should go to the event management team. So, the next time you see an epic show, remember it all happened because of an event management superstar.