The Power Sport and Music Events Have In Uniting People

April 30, 2018

Many occasions in recent history, and some dating back much further, have seen sporting and music events unite a crowd or even incite a social movement in the hearts of those around the globe. From Nelson Mandela wearing the Springbok jersey at the 1995 Rugby World Cup, a gesture of solidarity towards those who previously oppressed him, to benefit concerts such as the recent One Love Manchester Concert by Ariana Grande which raised up to $23M for victims, CAP Security Services are proud to be a part of historic moments like these in Queensland. We also pride ourselves on ensuring these events remain safe and memorable for fans. Moments such as these are a great inspiration for our company; so let’s take a look at some key moments where music and sporting events united the human race.

Live Aid

Live Aid

Image Credit: chroniclelive.co.uk

Taking a step back in time to the 1980s, when a devastating famine called “the closest thing to hell on Earth” ravaged the country of Ethiopia. Out of this crisis, key music figureheads Bob Geldof and Midge Ure agreed that a joint venture of musicians and event organisers alike could help turn the tide of this devastating event. So Live Aid was born. Across the star-studded line up were legendary acts such as Dire Straits, Paul Young, Queen, U2, The Who, David Bowie, Elton John and Paul McCartney. Over the duration of the concerts, an estimated $150m was raised for the famine relief effort, and it became one of the most well-known musical events in history. CAP Security Services has had plenty of large-scale events on their roster, including some of the largest and most renowned music festivals in Australia such as Woodford Folk Festival, Big Day Out and Livid Festival.  

Australia Qualifies for the FIFA 2006 World Cup

SYDNEY, NSW - NOVEMBER 16: John Aloisi of Australia kicks the winning goal during the second leg of the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Australia and Uruguay at Telstra Stadium November 16, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Image Credit: Brisbane Roar

This next sporting event is one any modern day Aussie remembers well: when the Socceroos qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The qualifying match was set up against Uruguay in November 2005. With the game all tied up at 1-1 and the penalty shoot-out to come, Schwarzer proved his worth as a keeper with two crucial saves, and John Aloisi (current Manager of Brisbane Roar) kicked his way into sporting history, booting the game-winning shot into the back of the net. All 6.3 million Australians tuning into the live broadcast celebrated this historic moment. As a result of the win, interest began to peak with A-League clubs reporting an increase of memberships, and a new love for football was discovered, as participants performing at a grass root level increased from 1.1 million to 1.7 million between 2001 and 2009. CAP Security Services is all too familiar with the roar of an elated crowd due to our long-standing partnership with Suncorp Stadium.

France vs. England – Wembley November 2015 Cup

France v England. Credit Daily Mail

Image Credit: Daily Mail

The France vs England Football international friendly played at Wembley has gone down in the history books, but not for reason of outstanding gameplay or controversial calls. Rather, the game is famous due to the crowd’s unity in burying old rivalries and coming together to pay respects to the terror attacks that happened in Paris days earlier. For the first time in history, both English and French football supporters together sang La Marseillaise, the French national anthem, in an uplifting display of unity, courage and healing. France’s Manager, Didier Deschamps, praised the spectacle, saying, “You felt it in your heart, you felt it in your gut, it was a special, moving, grandiose moment.” 

CAP Security Services has seen first-hand the effect live events have on a crowd full of strangers. They are united over the thrill and excitement of one common factor, watching their idols perform, whether that be on a playing field or stage … from a Brisbane Broncos home game at Suncorp Stadium where strangers become mates in the revelry of a try or even just a great play, to huge pop concerts like Taylor Swift or Ed Sheeran where fans of all ages and backgrounds dance, sing and cheer together as one.

It’s moments like these that make us passionate about what we do. CAP Security Services personnel are trained to provide exceptional support, so that fans are able to safely enjoy sporting and musical events all around Queensland. So if you’re in need of a trusted security team to attend your next event, call CAP Security Services on (07) 3275 7777 to make sure it’s a fun and safe environment for everyone.

CAP Security Services is a full-service security company. For more information on static security or any other services we offer, please contact our offices at:
Brisbane:
(07) 3275 7777
info@capsecurity.com.au

Townsville:
(07) 4723 2000
townsville.manager@capsecurity.com.