When you come to the venue, your ideas just collapse. Everything changes in a fraction of a second. Something is not delivered, the owners of the premises let you down, someone is running late, someone does not show up at all, everyone has his/her hundreds of problems. But the show must go on no matter what. The organizer must at all costs coordinate and correct all the possible mistakes.
After that particular event, I began to treat organizers quite differently. I began to understand how difficult it is!
It would seem a simple task: direct the crowd of the participants in the record attempt to the site after a briefing. No way! I had to create a "live corridor" of volunteers, so that people do not run away.
A press room was allocated, but a crowd of spectators rushed there. And the reporters themselves tried to crash the fence.
At the preparation stage it is necessary to take into account a huge number of small things. Starting from the location of the cloak room and ending with the location of the bathroom and water coolers.
The unforeseen: the people arrived at the record attempt site with huge bags, and those things took a lot of space on the site, so they had to be dumped in a huge pile on the floor and given back later one by one.