Options for mounting PA speakers differently and barriers in pubs/clubs?

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Thanks for all the help and suggestions.
I too use QSC K12s and would greatly prefer to continue using as they sound great and are very familiar now (whilst appreciating the practical advantages of ie a Bose system as suggested). Equally I’m going to have to do something as frankly I’ve never actually been scared performing before but was at the last party where people were absolutely steaming drunk out of control and behaving so dangerously.
I literally caught one speaker before it toppled once.
I ended up refusing to continue unless a barrier was employed and the only thing there was some chairs.
I’m going to have to do something as it’s the 2nd venue I’ve done where I’ve felt uncomfortable and room is limited…
People seem to be getting more drunk and out of control in my opinion…!
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The easy option would seem to be not playing venues that are too small.
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Post by Mike Stranks »

Regrettably, I think Wonks is right...

The potential implications of someone being hit on the head by a falling speaker are horrendous... inquest, insurance assessors, health and safety etc etc. You would be just as much under scrutiny as the venue.

Even if you came out of it all found faultless, the potential personal psychological damage would be significant.

If a venue can't control the crowd and there isn't sufficient space for you to have a virtual or physical barrier, then I would seriously think of walking away...
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Or get them to install a chicken wire barrier and play Rawhide and Stand By Your Man all night.
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Post by resistorman »

Not ideal, but in a small venue you might be able to put them on chairs on stage with you.
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Post by skipper01 »

Thanks again for all the thoughts.
Yeah I appreciate the risks as I said in my original post I was actually scared.
I’m not sure anybody should be put in a work situation with that much risk.
I will not do the place that was particularly bad again and may consider just putting the speakers on the floor or on a table or something in the other which wasn’t as bad.
I’d rather be playing rawhide and stand by your man than many of the requests I get now - still, each to their own x
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