According to Police, Tana Mongeau’s TanaCon Was Basically a Scam
Fans said it, Shane Dawson said it, and now police are saying it — there weren’t 15,000+ unticketed people at TanaCon last weekend, causing the convention to get shut down, like Tana Mongeau was trying to claim. In fact, according to authorities, the YouTube event actually collapsed because it was basically a scam.
Here’s what happened: the 20-year-old said she sold about 5,000 tickets to the YouTuber meetup, which was allegedly the capacity of the venue, but later claimed that 15-20K fans who didn’t purchase VIP or register for free tix showed up, basically causing a riot. The City of Garden Grove police department, which was eventually called to the site to deal with the security issues, released a press release earlier this week that says, no, that many people were not there.
In reality, according to authorities, the hotel ballrooms could only hold 1,150 people — NOT 5K like the blonde said.
i love you so much and was so excited for the people who got to go, but seeing all the comments, why the world would you sell 20,000 tickets at a place that ONLY HOLDS 1,000 people ? it’s obviously not going to be allowed and a potential hazard.
— katie (@katiehoward03) June 22, 2018
“The police supervisors on-scene estimated the crowd was between 4,000-5,000 people,” the police statement reads. “Social media sites said the crowd was 20,000 and this was not accurate.”
— T☽ (@viewsfromtheT) June 27, 2018
So, why would Tana lie and exaggerate the number of attendees by SO much? Why would she sell 5,000 tickets if the venue could only hold 1,150? Maybe she was misinformed? Maybe someone pulled wool over HER eyes? Maybe…or mayyyybe TanaCon was one big scam.
tana mongeau is honestly the biggest scam of the decade like she finessed at you at Tanacon and she's throwing a huge birthday party tonight and has yet to give ANY update of the refunds of the $65 tickets.
— alexander (@pregnantboy_) June 24, 2018
This girl legit just said tanacon was a scam if you still think that it wasn’t hop off pic.twitter.com/gSEwd8lRm7
— Tiffany? (@viera_tiffany) June 28, 2018
look up @GoodTimesShow on youtube, they scam creators. They are a v shady events company. Rule no 1 is to book a big enough site. I would direct your anger to them. Tana is just their scapegoat tbh. Look at the meets+how the schedules overlap..was never going to happen #tanacon
— Lexi Unicorn (@dollyunicorn87) June 23, 2018
Sold over 5,500 tickets & the biggest room at the hotel had a capacity of 1150 people.
Police clam 1150 people were inside and around 4500 people were in lines in the parking lot.
It’s safe to say TanaCon was a legit SCAM!
— KEEM ? (@KEEMSTAR) June 27, 2018
?☕️ @shanedawson speaks out & snatches @tanamongeau wig over tanacon. Apparently he now thinks the whole thing was a scam & believes came up with this make money off her naive fans. Call her Tana the Scammer. pic.twitter.com/vAekr1ryNj
— MessyMonday (@MESSYMONDAY) June 29, 2018
just bc good times are the "real villains," tana's still definitely at fault and the idea that she shouldn't be held accountable for thousands of teenagers being put at risk and getting severely sunburnt is a load of bullshit
— will (@glamrockpirate) June 29, 2018
ok the thing about tanacon is it was an obvious scam. upload took like 7-8months to be a safe event, and she thought it could be possible doing that in like weeks? she already did a faulty for not searching the space capacity when she knew they're getting 5k fans/viewers?
— asha #4 (@succasha) June 29, 2018
The YouTuber promised that everyone would get refunds and many of the other creators who attended also have plans to make it up to their fans who attended in hopes of meeting them. Let’s just hope that this actually happens and that Tana explains what the h*ll went wrong last weekend.