Hundreds of Blockader crowd control barricades helped maintain safety and order during the 2010 Fourth of July celebration in Washington, D.C. Blockader barriers were set up at various locations near the U.S. Capitol to provide crowd and pedestrian control for popular events including the “Capitol Fourth” concert and fireworks show.
An estimated 250,000 to 500,000 people attend the annual concert on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol. This year’s concert featured the National Symphony Orchestra, Gladys Knight, Reba McIntire, Darius Rucker, David Archuleta, and John Schneider.
Because of some space reconfigurations related to the event this year, event planners realized in late June (only about a week prior to the Fourth) that they would need more barriers than had been used in previous years. Blockader, which has long-standing relationships with the Architect of the Capitol and other federal government agencies, was able to supply 400 barricades on short notice.