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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by MTR, 25th Jan, 2016.

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  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Big party happening on our Street tonight, the parents have hired 2 security people, monitoring and keeping undesirables out. Smart wish we did this.

    My oldest daughter had a 16 th birthday party some years ago now, we were totally niave and stupid thinking 30 people at most would be attending. with social media etc word got out we ended up with more than 120 people and gate crashes in the mix, an absolute disaster.

    My husband has never been in a fight in his life, that night his shirt was ripped trying to control young drunk teenagers, damage to our property and ended up having to call police. I think we were totally blind.

    We kicked a gatecrasher out and he came back with a car load of undesirables. We had a neighbour help us out, pretty scary stuff, fortunately no one got hurt.

    Lesson learnt the hard way


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    Can't wait until our kids are teenagers and we have to deal with this :confused:
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    LOL I can just imagine you trying to handle 120 teenagers NOOOO!
    I miss those kinds of parties though :)
     
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    Seriously don't want these parties, absolute nightmare

    If I knew what I know now I would have hired security like our neighbours have done, or even better NO PARTIES.. who needs BAN teenage parties. lol
     
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    In NSW you can actually pay for police to perform duties at functions.

    Probably slightly more costly than your stock standard security guard though :cool:
     
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    that is great,

    I really don't understand how I did not manage this, very very niave

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    I have also had this experience with then 16yr old. This was before mobile phones thank goodness. I was also very naive. It was held in the local school hall and over 200 people turned up. Ended up having to call the police to shut it down. They arrived with dogs, shields etc to move people along. The scariest experience of my life. Took some paralytic teenagers home for the night as I did not know who they were or where they lived. It was reported at the local High school assemblies the following week. Nightmare. Hard life lesson for daughter.

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    Horrible experiences here too.

    They are at an age where many of them just want to get as drunk as possible. Even with security guards it's impossible to control.

    Not many venues accept them any more.

    One venue hosted its last ever birthday party after our daughter's.
     
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    :confused: Is this common in Australia?? I feel like reading scene from them movie...

    My sister 17th birthday has about 300 guests, no hiccups. Not in oz though :D
     
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    We had our daughters 16th birthday in a local hall and that went ok I think we only had to kick out 3 kids,one we had to call his parents as he was blind drunk.

    We had 3 security on the door and bag checks etc as they came in.

    One thing though is that I noticed the kids all loved their bottles of "water" upon closer inspection a lot of them smelt of vodka.
     
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    You can? How? Is there a link ?
     
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    @neK we often use them for several of our events and always has fantastic service. Pricier than a security guard but much more effective.
     
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    Very lucky I would say.

    We have a lane way at the rear of our property and we had teenagers jumping over the fence, we could not control what was happening. Your were fortunate.
     
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    Curious, what do you pay for these services??
    I think is very wise to do this.
     
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    oh yes the old vodka trick.
     
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    To be fair, the settings for the party was almost like wedding reception with an MC... and parents friends, family etc were invited. The guys are in formal suits and girls in formal long dress. No one can jump fences o_O

    But wow, the teenagers at your place sounds terrifying!
     
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    We had my cousins 18th bday party at our warehouse in easy perth last year.
    2 large Maori friends of mine, 1 who has been around hospitality industry for a long time and another who used to be head doorman in a town in NZ where he frequently had to throw out some mongrel mob members worked the door. Everyone was actually really well behaved and we had no issues but it gave a sense of security and was worth the $$.

    I have spent a bit of time with a fair few different groups of 17-20 year Olds lately and I think a lot of them get unfairly tarred with the same brush. Overall ive been pretty impressed with their level headedness but I do think the erratic behaviour by the minority is worse than in the past. I don't know if it's any more prevalent than in the past, just more severe when it occurs imo
     
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    AT the top of my head it varies between $110 to $150 per hour depending on what they need to do. We use them for events such as new building opening through to traffic control.

    You can pick up security guards for as low as $25 per hour.
     
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    I feel a tad gypped - I don't think I ever had or went to a teenage party with more than 15 people at it when I was at school!
     
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