Mika was due to perform in his home city of Beirut, Lebanon. The Production Manager met with one of our consultants and commissioned an advanced, in-country site visit to determine crowd safety and security considerations.
After addressing some minor issues and other major concerns, meeting the US and British embassies, we thought we had addressed every foreseeable issue until it was explained to us that last time an event was staged at this venue, a RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher) had been used to close the bar. Needless to say, bar closure times were highlighted in red in the safety report. The event ran smoothly with local cultures respected and catered for and crowds effectively managed.