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City all set to host David Guetta show

india Updated: Feb 24, 2012 01:45 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Hindustan Times
DJ David Guetta

Taking lessons from the failed concert of Metallica at Leisure Valley here, the organizers of the Grammy Award-winning DJ David Guetta’s show is leaving no stone unturned to make the event a success on March 9 at the same venue.

The American Heavy Metal band’s concert was cancelled at the eleventh hour on November 28, following chaos at the stage.

Guetta is scheduled to perform on March 9 as part of his Eristoff Invasion tour.

According to the organisers, a fool-proof three-tier security arrangement has been made to ensure smooth going of the gig, which is expected to see a huge gathering.

Around 200 security personnel will be deployed near the venue, which will be covered under three layers of barricade. Multiple exit points, 100 fire extinguishers, a fire warden, a fire truck and three ambulances will also be part of the arrangements.

There will be 15 entry lanes to the show, out of which, three are for women and one is for physically disabled fans.

The city police also claim to have taken all possible measures to avoid Metallica-like situation again.

“We are quite prepared for the Eristoff Invasion 2012 and would decide on the number and the type of police deployment on the basis of the tickets sold for the show. We would prepare a strategy and deploy the forces depending upon the crowd,” said Maheshwar Dayal, DCP, Gurgaon.

This is the first time that the world’s number one DJ is visiting the country.

The organisors did not disclose the number of tickets they plan to sell but as per a rough estimate, the revelers are likely to cross ten thousand.

A dexterous team of production designers is putting the biggest LED set-up for Guetta’s state-of-the-art stage that travels to Gurgaon on March 9, Pune on March 10 and Bangalore on March 11.

The 49X 23 feet LED screen will be the biggest the country has seen at a live concert.

The screen that will form the backdrop of his stage design is one of the prominent elements of Guetta’s euphoric festival set that has travelled with him to some of the most popular international festivals such as Tomorrow Land (2010) and Ultra Music Festival (2011).

The police hope that this time there will be will be no problem during the show.