So i've run into some "slight" issues at a few events during closing time. I'm scheduled from 6PM-9PM, We are setup and running at 6PM and everything goes ok, its a little slow because the client puts us in the back of the room or a total separate room altogether. We like to tell the DJ about 30mins prior to closing to make a last call. We generally get a flood of another 20 people and then at 9PM sometimes a few mins past we place the ropes up to shut down the line, and thats when people get crazy for some reason. "can you do just one more", "i didn't know you guys where here, can you do one for me?", etc...
At one event we were placed next to the door where everyone went to smoke, and right when i closed, they flooded in, can i get one, i'm in the wedding party, just one last one (well if i do one last for you, then the next person who walks up will expect one last one as well). My theory is you've had about 15 smoke breaks from the event, and not one of those you couldn't hold off to come take a picture and now its my fault?
At an event a few weekends ago, I had my ropes up with a big group of people in line, and those in line I let in, but then I had people going under the rope, taking the rope down, etc...and the group I had in line EACH person wanted there own set of pictures (so 6 sessions with 1 person) and then they all wanted a group picture, not to mention I had about 10 more people behind them to go. When I mentioned to them, We are closing and I won't be able to get all of you your own photo and then all the people behind you, they were like sure you can and just jumped into the booth one at a time (REALLY!?), so after I got all the rest of the people in line there photo and was about to turn off the computer another lady comes up and jumps in, so i mention sorry we are closed, she tells me "no your not, you have time for me" and pushes the button! What is wrong with some people?The best part is when we are all packed up and rolling things out, people are still coming up...can I get a picture still?
How do you close your booth at the end of an event? Do you let the people who ask at the end in for pictures? How to kindly turn people away?