Avoiding an Event Nightmare: Key Takeaways From the Chainsmokers Concert  and Re-Entering The Event World Safely


August 7, 2020


It’s no secret that the event industry has taken a devastating hit over the past few months. As industry professionals, we went from dealing with event cancellations and rescheduling, to a lull in live events that seemed never-ending. This, coupled with the many layoffs and furloughs of our colleagues, clients and friends has left us all craving to “get back to normal.” Although we all knew we were a long while out from normal, deep down we craved to find a way to do what we love – safely.

As cities start to reopen, we have been inspired by the creativity that has come out of the industry. From drive-in movie theatres, to outdoor dining fabrication, and socially distanced work out classes, event professionals have really proven what we are made of. More than ever, our attention to detail and regard for public safety is needed. But what happens when those details fall through the cracks?

Take the Chainsmokers concert, which took place in the Hamptons on July 25, 2020. Video footage from the concert leaked on social media, which showed large crowds of people not abiding by social distancing rules. Although this event was allegedly approved by local officials, one of the key takeaways is the importance of working with a trusted permitting and production partner to ensure public safety throughout the duration of your event. This now, more than ever, is crucial to the success of your event – and your brand’s image.

Over the last couple of months, our team has been working tirelessly to educate and plan for these types of scenarios and to make certain that as we re-enter this new event world, we are prepared. If you have any questions as you navigate this uncharted territory, the EventPermits Team is here for you!