When Your Client Books Last Minute…

14 January 2018

It’s no secret that the events world is hectic over the festive season.  Christmas parties, family gatherings, and New Year’s celebrations ensure we’re sleep deprived throughout December, and ultimately if last-minute enquiries come in, we sometimes can’t help.

So when a request came in on 25th November, for a pair of artists to fly to Kenya for the whole Christmas season, we really had a challenge on our hands. Not only did the girls need to be proficient dancers and fire performers with a specific body type, but they also needed to set off with less than a week’s notice.

Residential contracts usually require our Director to fly out to settle the performers in for a few days, however, this simply wasn’t an option at such short notice.  But with two West African contracts already under our belt in 2017, we were determined to make this our third. And after some stressful job-covering and string-pulling, we managed to secure Yasmin and Lucy who had worked other gigs for us in Ghana and Nigeria so were well-versed with the West African ways and customs, and could take the reigns in our Director’s absence.

The girls consequently spent a sunny 5 weeks performing at a billionaire’s club and various pool parties in Nairobi, which is an incredible city and party hub. And as we prepare for West African gig number 4 which kicks off in February, our message to our clients is:

Please… give us some notice… so that our boss doesn’t have a mental breakdown. And Merry Christmas, while you’re at it 😉

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