January 30, 2012 | Categories: Crowd Control, Signage & Wayfinding
Red velvet rope and stanchions were out in full force on the red carpet last night as celebrities flocked to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards ceremony at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. There, fans and media representatives alike celebrated the acting talents of the entertainment industry's most popular players.
As expected, many of the ceremony's guests flaunted their apparel in front of flashing cameras as curious rubberneckers holding cameras strained from behind portable barricades to see them.
The red carpet wayfinding system easily directs celebrities and others appearing in the ceremony to their seats as they navigate through a wave of reporters and paparazzi. Although it appears that the interviewing that goes on outside the venue is conducted in an open area, much of it is blocked off and is restricted to those who are actively participating in the event, or who have tickets. Public access to the event is almost non-permissible without getting authorization first.
The wayfinding system for the Academy Awards - which will take place on February 26 - is also organized in a similar manner.