YouTube star Tana Mongeau's fans angered by failed TanaCon event consider taking legal action
The TanaCon event had reached such a stage that it had to be shut down after less than one day, ending up with most people with tickets feeling helpless and annoyed.
Although YouTube sensation Tana Mongeau's TanaCon was supposed to be the giant of digital influencer gatherings, it turned out to be the “Fyre Festival of YouTube Conventions.” According to reports, the audience members felt scammed and are considering taking legal action in the form of a class action lawsuit against the show's organizers.
Mongeau, who has a massive YouTube following, promoted her convention in Anaheim which was to take place in June, around the same time as the popular VidCon. Unfortunately for Mongeau and her fans, her event turned out to be a total flop, leaving a lot of TanaCon attendees waiting for hours in the hot sun.
Moreover, The Blast reports that the event had reached such a stage that it had to be shut down after less than one day, ending up with most people with tickets feeling helpless and annoyed. Therefore, another YouTuber Anamarie Olson has decided to take the onus and is currently spearheading a movement to gather defendants in order to file a class action lawsuit against the organizer Good Times.
Olson believes that the ticket holders at the event should be fully compensated for the “mistreatment during the event” as well as get absolute refunds for the same. She told the Blast, “I started feeling less and less excited about the event because I had a feeling it would be very unorganized, but I hoped for the best,” adding “After waiting for about 5 hours in the sun, with no shade or water or food, a representative of Good Times made an announcement that the event was cancelled for the day but would resume as scheduled Saturday with an additional location.”
Olson then revealed that the next morning, the show members suddenly came up and announced the convention had shut down for good and did not even bother to provide the attendees with a proper explanation for the same. She said that because of all the inconvenience caused to hundreds of people because the event company's poor managerial skills, she is going after Good Times for “refunds on our tickets and travel, and also compensation for our mistreatment during the event.”
As per the publication, Olson is currently in contact with some firms involved in class action lawsuits against Fyre Festival. She has also made a claim that around 200 people are interested in joining her class-action lawsuit. However, Olson is not the only YouTube star who is disappointed with Mongeau's TanaCon and its subsequent failure. Popular personality Shane Dawson also commented on the event's fiasco, and said his participation and promotion of the event was the “worst decision I ever made.”