1) Always have a “Plan B”
And Plan C and Plan D. Murphy’s Law can be a real threat. Cars will break down, people will get sick, equipment will malfunction. It is foolish to operate with the attitude that nothing will ever go wrong. By having a contingency plan in place, when things go wrong, Plan B can be implemented quickly, before anyone even notices.
By having contingency plans for hardware, software, transportation, staffing and music, Party Machine Celebrations has maintained a perfect record: ALL events start on time, and NO event has ever been delayed by equipment malfunction.