The first official performance of Lovers and Friends took place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds during the month of May in the year 2022. The event was planned to take place over the course of a single day, but due to overwhelming popular demand a second day was added. IPS was recruited by the event’s organizers to provide security for the two-day gathering.
After Lovers and Friends in 2020 had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic, anticipation for the following year’s event, Lovers and Friends 2022, is at an all-time high. A number of well-known R&B acts, including Ciara, Nelly, Ludacris, Lil Jon, and Trey Songz, were scheduled to perform at the event.
Even though the tickets weren’t very expensive, the event was completely sold out in a matter of days. Passes for Lovers & Friends Fest, both in the form of general admission and VIP passes, were made available to participants through Vivid Seats. VIP permits for the Lovers & Friends Fest can be purchased for a higher price than general admission tickets.
Since the event hosted a large number of attendees, our team worked with other events security teams. According to reports, the festival was halted due to a “security problem.” The organizers of the event claim that the incident was caused by people charging the barricades in an aggressive manner.
The sound of a gunshot was reportedly heard by a number of participants, prompting a hasty evacuation of the location. Our teams were very quick to respond when people started hurrying for the exits. The Metro PD quickly conducted an investigation and found out that it was just a false alarm.
The show resumed, and the main act was performed by Usher, Lil Jon, and Ludacris.