So ladies and gents, what's your favorite barricade styles?
I've had the pleasure of working both with real steel "concert" style barricade, and aluminum "bike rack" style barricade.
The latter made me want to kill myself.
*It's too light. It will go anywhere the crowd pushes.
*The interconnecting sections pivot, allowing the barricade to flex and give in sections, as opposed to moving the whole length. This makes it easier for the audience to move around.
*The bottom rail not only holds the vertical pieces in place, but it allows a perfect foothold. Girls climbing over... girls riding the barricade... you get the idea.
*The feet are too small to avoid some hazard of rolling.
I'm a rather small guy, but my patented "I swear to god I'll rip your head off, and by the way I do not care that you're an attractive girl and your shirt is off: you're really sweaty, and thanks to you now both my hands and the barricade is, by the way do you know where that guy's hand is going?" look really helped me out.
My consensus... "bike rack" style barricade is not to be used as stage barrier, especially when it's a pulsing dance party, and the talent suggests the audience "go wild", "mosh", and "break stuff".
Please kindly give me "concert" style.
What's your preference?