Now, can you imagine what it would be like at the Super Bowl if there were no turnstiles? What would it be like if there were no entrance turnstiles at the World Series or Madison Square Gardens? It would be absolute chaos, wouldn’t it? It would have been easier to imagine no turnstiles at New York’s Carnegie Hall, but owing to the event, the occasion and the fans, not even this iconic venue is immune from entrance and exit turnstiles.
Think of any event that attracts a crowd of at least a thousand spectators, delegates or visitors, from rodeo trials to town trade fares, and you will have a turnstile or two, no doubt about it. Go downtown to any supermarket and you will always find turnstiles. Malls and amusement parks will always have them. In case you are still wondering, entrance and exit turnstiles are absolutely necessary. The most important and obvious reason for installing turnstiles is to provide events, properties and its inhabitants with as much security as possible.
Now, this would have been curious had you never had the privilege of queuing up overnight every year that this world’s most valuable company launches a new product line. But, wait for it, patiently, the line does move quite slowly, once you get to any of its stores’ entrance, what do you get? Entrance and exit turnstiles. You can bet your bottom dollar on that. But in order to provide optimum security for all and its property, not even non-enforceable stainless steel turnstiles are enough.
Go back downtown and have another look. Go to the big ballgame and what do you find. Big, beefy security detail. Go to any late night nightclub and sure as anything, you will be frisked.