Are you getting ready for your next big outdoor event? While there are plenty of factors to prioritize — from sanitation and pest control, to permits, power, and cleanup — the one area you can’t afford to go without is communication. Make sure that you have all of the equipment necessary for keeping your event organized, efficient — and, most importantly, safe. If you’re anticipating a lot of people, here are our suggestions on the communication areas you’ll need to focus on, as well as the best bullhorn used to manage crowds.
If your event runs after sunset, do you have the proper lighting planned? This isn’t just for your vendors and performers — we’re also referring to lights that will help your customers know where to park, find their way around your venue, and know where to go in the event of an emergency. And, if the weather ever becomes too troublesome, that lighting could also come in handy with the next item on our list.
Directing Traffic to a Backup Location
Having a secondary location in mind for your event is ideal if you’re anticipating any last-minute changes. Weather is certainly a big one, but it’s possible that other unforeseen circumstances would warrant a new venue. Regardless of the reason, you’ll want to make sure that the majority of your equipment is easy to transport and reassemble at your backup site. The lighting we mentioned above could be part of those efforts if the secondary location is within walking distance, or to identify it for others when arriving by car.
Coordinating these efforts also means advanced prep work, as well as the best bullhorns to relay instructions if and when the time comes.
Bullhorns (or Megaphones)
Whether you call them bullhorns or megaphones, these are the best tools for interacting with — and directing — large groups of people. Vendors can use them to get more people to come to their tents or displays, parking attendants can use them to direct traffic, and stage performers can use them to get your crowd energized. They’re also ideal for communicating group instructions to event team members while they’re breaking down and transporting equipment, responding to emergencies, or getting attendees to listen to important announcements.
In our experience, the best bullhorn to manage crowds is the THUN-1200. Referred to as “The Earthquake Maker,” it offers 45 watts of power and a range of up to 2000 yards!
How loud is that, exactly? We’re talking the same level as a rock concert or a thunder clap. In other words, you will be the loudest voice at your event.
To stay portable in spite of its size, the THUN-1200 comes with a carrying strap and a palm mic. It’s also designed with heavy-duty, industrial-grade plastic to protect it from normal wear and tear, including potential drops that may happen along the way.
Does the THUN-1200 sound like too much megaphone for your event? We offer other models with reduced ranges to fit any venue, crowd size, or personal preference. Check out our full lineup, all of which are on sale as of this post!
Honorable Mention: Industrial Two-Way Radios
Looking for a less conspicuous way to coordinate a crowd? Don’t forget about industrial two-way radios. These are designed to make every aspect of your event appear effortless, thanks to uninterrupted, dependable, crystal-clear communication. You can also pair them with earpieces and speaker mics to give your users a more hands-free experience while they work.
Head over to our friends at Discount Two-Way Radio for more information about the best models that will fit your needs and budget.
Ready To Choose Your Next Bullhorn?
While we think the best bullhorn used to manage crowds is the THUN-1200, don’t be discouraged from comparing all of ThunderPower’s phenomenal models. It really comes down to crowd size, venue location, and what you’ve got planned that will determine the best bullhorn for your needs.
While you can certainly compare the specs for these models on our website, why not make that process easier and talk directly with one of our megaphone specialists? Give us a call at 877-782-7073 when you’re ready to learn more.
Looking for more bullhorn tips when it comes to larger crowds? Check out our three strategies for attracting one!