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Event production doesn't exist in a bubble, but rather skates the edges of many different fields: stage design, audio-visual, marketing, catering, and a dozen other things, and its advancement has been dependent on the evolution of technology in its sister industries. This #tbt, we take...

We're on a freight and logistics roll this month as we take a look at a couple of neat cargo, trucking and train transport pics from bygone days. In this episode of Decibel's #tbt, we learn that the more things change, the more things stay the same. These images from back-of-the-house logistics operations over the last 150 years are full scenes both familiar and alien.
Event managers respect a sizable crowd the way survivalists respect a rattlesnake - treat it firmly, but don't scare it, and don't get complacent, or it might sink two inches of fang into your leg. In wrangling large-scale events we depend heavily on the help of technology - can you imagine dealing with this kind of turnout without the help of mobile phones, walkie-talkies, computerized ticketing?
Hey hey, it's another Throwback Thursday, and this month, we've dug through the Library of Congress archives for some gorgeous retro promotional exhibit posters, some from as far back as 1878 all the way up to the mid 1940's. We think you'll love these as much as we do.
In the midst of a busy New Year season, we caught a few minutes of the annual Pasadena Rose Parade broadcast, and naturally, we marvel at both the floats and the logistics: can you imagine? Even as a member of the industry, it's hard to wrap your head around the amount of work it takes to put together an event that size.