TanaCon Shutting Down “Due To 15,000 Extra Guests” Isn't True, Police Say
29 June 2018, 12:26
New information from the authorities pokes a MAJOR hole in Tana's version of events.
A statement issued by police present at TanaCon has raised serious questions about Tana Mongeau's claims that 15,000 unregistered guests caused TanaCon to close after one day.
Last weekend, Tana Mongeau's inaugural YouTuber convention was abandoned after overcrowding lead to the convention venue going over capacity, raising fire safety concerns. At the time, both Tana Mongeau and Good Times, the events company looking after TanaCon, claimed that this was the result of 15,000 - 20,000 unregistered guests arriving at the convention; however, the City of Garden Grove police department, who were called to deal with the overcrowding, have said that this estimation is inaccurate.
In a statement published on June 26th, the police said:
"The police supervisors on-scene estimated the crowd was between 4000-5000 people. Social media sites said the crowd was 20,000 and this was not accurate."
Why is this important?
If we assume that the venue was at its maximum capacity of 1150 when police estimated the size of the crowd outside, that means there could have only been around 6,150 people in the area at most. Considering Tana sold around 5,000 tickets, that means only around 1,150 unregistered guests turned up - less than 10% of Tana's most conservative estimation.
NO!! WE SOLD 5,000 tickets at a capacity of 5,000 the majority of which were free. 15,000 people showed up outside and we're rushing the gates, standing in lines pretending to be vip, etc which made everything much more difficult for staff— TANACON (@tanamongeau) June 22, 2018
What this implies it that TanaCon wasn't just overcrowded - it was oversold.
The revelation has lead to fans declaring TanaCon a "scam"
I mean, is it so implausible for it to be a scam from both sides? I mean...Tana's channel was DECLINING hard before #tanacon, then her channel suddenly experiences a surge of views on day 1 of Tanacon. Not to mention, now @GoodTimesShow is now in the spotlight??— Analise 💕 (@analisenicole_) June 29, 2018
All of this shit about Tanacon omg I feel so bad for all those people it was just a giant scam— Kale 🥗 (@kale_tbh_) June 29, 2018
I called it from the beginning that Tanacon was a huge scam. That segway dude be rollin in all yalls money.— Jackie ⭐️ (@Igbtmonster) June 28, 2018
sooooo GoodTimes isn’t a real company and Tanacon is the biggest scam of 2018— pey (@peytonjxelle) June 28, 2018
Neither Tana or Good Times have responded to these fresh claims.