Long working hours? Unhelpful vendors? Wrong name on certificates? Here is a sharing on the worst experience in my event life. To me, all these above are just a piece of cake. Let’s explore my winding road in the event industry.
POWER CUT. In two week times, I had experienced a power cut in two events. As a panel control operator, I was totally freaked out. All amplifiers, lights and projections were gone. We only had 50 minutes to fix it. We had to utilize this limited time to find out the source of electricity leakage. My crew tested all plug-ins and sockets for every single appliance immediately.
Suddenly, the confetti cannons were shot in the dark due to testing. This was a double burden. 😯 We had to separated into two groups, one crew kept doing testing and the other one needed to picked up those shinny, tiny confetti by hand. Luckily, we fixed all these problems like 5 minutes before the show.
NO CONTINGENCY PLAN. In my previous post, I introduced Green Summer Festival at Central Harborfront and I was so looking forward to holding my event – ARTiCULTURE there. Sadly, I decided to cancel the event on 29 September due to Occupy Central and security issue.
This was the worst feeling I have never felt before. After putting so much effort to create my own event and line-up with so many supporters, it turned to nothing. At that moment, I had no time for disappointment. As there was no plan B, I needed to announce the decision and extend my apology to 26 supporting groups and supporters as soon as I can. Besides, I had to cancel all logistics arrangement and vendors’ production. Last but not least, an appropriate announcement to the public.
To me, “the worst experience” is a good thing. It allows me to develop a better emotion quotient and learn how to stand up from the failure.