This week I’m performing at a fair and here’s the view of the audience from the stage:
The table and chairs are for the judges of the pageant which happens at the end of the day (after my shows). Also all of the chairs have notes that say “reserved on them”.
This particular fair has trouble getting audiences to watch shows at this stage.
Can you guess why?
If you answered there’s no where for the audience to sit, you are correct. Most people given the choice will choose to not sit on the grass.
For my first show, I told people they could sit on the chairs. Quickly I filled all of the chairs for my show. With the success of giving people somewhere to sit, for my second show I drug over a bench. That bench filled. For my final show I drug over two more benches and those benches filled.
The solution was soo simple, give the people somewhere to sit, and they’ll watch the show.