These days you wouldn’t be blamed for worrying for your safety at a music event, especially with growing concerns over gun violence and terrorist attacks. Sadly no venue is safe as far as these threats are concerned, not even the nightclubs. This year alone saw a number of these incidents happen in nightclubs, such as the shooting at the Peppermint Club and the attack at the Reina Club in Istanbul, Turkey, not to mention last year’s shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.
This is unfortunate considering that nightclubs are considered to be places where one can unwind and have fun, where incidences of violence are a remote possibility as people escape the woes and worries of daily life by seeking refuge on music-filled dance floors. Today, however, we live in a different time. Sadly this means that nightlife security must be prepared more than ever to face the growing realities and dangers that come with being at a music venue, nightclub, concert hall or the like. The old ways of doing nightlife security are not enough anymore, and changes must be made to tackle them more effectively.