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« Thread started on: Aug 2nd, 2004, 4:13pm »

Please post your views as to what if anything organizers can do to prevent such an occurance?
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 2nd, 2004, 5:32pm »

like 1 person said in the posts in wake up that organizers need to say they dont tolerate violent behavior and legal actions will be taken if necessary

they need to emphasize legal actions warnings and such in ads, flyers, net, etc...security should be more and adults too
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 3rd, 2004, 4:46pm »

if security isn't enough or something hire undercover officers....
a club can choose to have couple at these places without anyone knowing.....
any1 dare to fight or mess with anyonehuhhuh?
it's a big risk thats costly...



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Broadly there are two types of organizers, elected officers and business promoters.

Nearly every talent show, every Desi college event is followed by a party. More people probably come for the party than the talent show. It seems like the party is the main event and talent show is the side show. Just like in west Texas High School foot ball is the reason for school's existance and education is bye product! That is evident at SASA or TANA or ATA or Jaina. More people show up at the party than during the seminars!

From the financial point of view it is hard for organizers to do away with the party. As a matter of fact more hype you create for the party more money you generate.

Majority of the youth leaders are driven by the desire to make a difference. If it were up to them they would not want any scenarios described by Reena. However because the financial reward of party is substantial and attendance at the talent show depends on the "after party," not many leaders would ever dream of eliminating the party.

Business organizers on the other hand are more interested in the bottom line so the party is likely to be as big as possible.

Drinking is so prevalent in our youth that activities, where you can not serve alcohol, are likely to fail. Garaba for example would not get the response as a club dancing.

Management of the party is basically outsourced to the DJ’s and clubs. So the organizers may feel that incidences on the dance floor are not under their control. And who would want to control large number of Desi guys and gals who have had few drinks?

What organizers should do is, put some plain clothes Desi security on the dance floor. They should spot the trouble before it happens and get rid of the trouble makers. This actually may be good for the business. The organizers can advertise, "Extra security for your safety" and may be the additional cost of security can be recovered in extra revenue.

This is a sad state of affairs. How can we change this dynamics?

I believe, we will have to develop alternative activities at night besides the infamous ”after party!” Not everyone wants to go to the clubs on all four nights at SASA. But there is nothing else to do, unless you hang out with your group of friends. So, I have a feeling that there may be a group of party goers who are going the party by default.

I have always wondered would some people be interested in going to a bar, play pool and just have a nice conversation with newly made friends? How many people are interested in networking with other Desi’s interested in art, politics, service projects, music, etc? Would substantial number want to spend time with speakers like Sanjay Gupta or Rajat Gupta? If we could come up with alternate activities may be some of the participants may choose intellectual evening or relaxing evening rather than “let's get trashed evening.”

We live in a very litigious society. I wonder, if there was violence or a rape at the club will the organizers be held liable? When one buys a ticket for a party he/she can expect a safe environment. Failure to provide this may make the organizers liable.

What if a few people decide to send a certified mail to the organizers few days before the party. Warning that such a party can get out of control and requesting extra security at the party. The club owner will have no choice but to make sure that there is no trouble at the party. Failure to provide the security in spite of fore warning may not be looked upon kindly by the judge and the juries. I am no lawyer but we have few people looking into this.

1. Do you think there is anything we can do to provide alternate entertainment to the typical parties?
2. Can we put more pressure on the club owners and event sponsors that they will be paying more attention to the safety of patrons?
3. Is there any way to make the evening more productive than just going to club and have a good time?

Please post your view here.

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