[UPDATED: Armin van Buuren, Erick Morillo Announce Cancellation of Monster Massive Date] Where the Hell Is Monster Massive Going to Be Held?

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UPDATE: Armin van Buuren and Erick Morillo just announced the cancellation of their Oct. 29 appearances at Monster Massive 2011 on their websites. Read about it here.

Oct 12, 2011, 4:12 a.m.:
Go Ventures posted an update on Monster Massive's Facebook page around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. This is not the official statement Gerami promised would be released Tuesday on the rave's official website. They repeat their assurance that Monster Massive will happen at Oak Canyon Park yet offer and apologize to customers for censoring their comments on Monster Massive's Facebook page. 

Go Ventures apologizes to all of our Monster Massive supporters and patrons for not meeting the timeframe for providing an update on Oak Canyon Park. We realize that this creates more uncertainty for everyone but we are working night and day to clear up the situation. Monster Massive will be at Oak Canyon Park and we will release more information shortly. We apologize for deleting some comments but we have read them all and will address the issues with facts, not rumors or hear-say. We have worked for nearly 14 years building the Monster Massive brand and over a year planning this show. We do not plan on letting down any of our customers, production staff, artists, employees or supporters.

UPDATE 10/11/11 19:49:53: Gerami answered our call this evening around 7 p.m. PST. He expressed his dissatisfaction with the statements made in the previous update to this article. He questioned the validity of our source with an ad hominem argument against the former employee he assumes is our source.

We spoke for approximately one minute. After we encouraged him to finally tell his side of the story, the call was terminated and he ignored several of our calls after.

Gerami told us yesterday that a statement would be released to confirm that Monster Massive will be held at Oak Canyon Ranch, after a meeting with James Events owner Garry James. Gerami said they were to sort this out today and James Events' denial was due to a "miscommunication." As of 7:50 PST, no such announcement has been made. We stand by, eagerly waiting

We've reached out to Armin van Buuren's team for comment and are awaiting a reply.

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Garick Chan
Garick Chan

Do reporters often write stories w/o verifying the facts? Opens up liability to slander/libel, doesn't it?

Valkerye
Valkerye

 Escape From Wonderland! :D FTW!  FUCK Go Ventures!!! Now I dont plan to attend TAO Fuck you!!! 

Konechiwa4
Konechiwa4

I Agree, FUCK GO VENTURES. I Will never go with them again after 5 years. Get your Refunds and go to Escape to wonderland. Its at the NOS and its all Insominac. FUCK YOU GO VENTURES!!!!

Pnutbutterhater
Pnutbutterhater

The event has been officially cancelled by groove tickets/flavor us GO venture has officially lost all credibility with me for the way they mislead fans and continued to take people's money even after the whole James event venue fiasco. I will not be attending anymore of there events and am very curious to see how TAO will end up, if there is even going to be a TAO, I can't see which artist/venue would be foolish enough to work with these swindlers of a promo company!

Paul Kim
Paul Kim

Evan Gunny owned himself in this thread.

WAS a Go Ventures Supporter
WAS a Go Ventures Supporter

PAY UP GO VENTURES!!! PAY UP GO VENTURES to the people who supported you, pay up to all the artists you f$!*ed over.  Pay up to first Armin-Only show to EVER be canceled. You failed along with all your staff *cough* (no names need to be mentioned) talking shit to your loyal consumers who stood by you.

Where is your Official Cancellation Go Ventures? No one wants to the event even if it is still happening. Why did we have to hear about the cancellation through other means. You should have been the first to release an official statement.

guest
guest

Never mind, class action law suit is going is going to be filed now. Get ready. I was wrong.

Mediagrx
Mediagrx

Where is Evan Douchebag Gunny now? Probably telling everyone to not believe what Armin said..it's all a rumor! Hahaha

Nouse4aname07
Nouse4aname07

Either refund our money or give Monster Massive Ticket Holders admission to TAO...

Guest
Guest

Anyone that bought a ticket already should contact an attorney.  Mine got me a choice of a refund or free VIP tickets for 2012 EDC when Insomniac didn't provide the VIP ammenities they promised at this years EDC.   http://thompsonadvocacy.com/  Jason Ryan Thompson- 1800 491 7097

guest
guest

I told everyone they should just be more hopeful!! and stop being so pessimistic and trolling like burnt out (r)etards waiting to get their next fix. Girl scouts just moved their event from Oak Canyon to Costa Mesa, this is exactly the kind of progress that we were going to see and ARE. Most people don't understand how the legal process works and how of course James Events is going to say Monster Massive is NOT going to happen if they don't have an agreement set it officially, when they do the box on their homepage will change. This stuff doesn't happen overnight. Yes GV procrastinated, but at least they are getting the job done slowly but SURELY, WOOOT ARMIN!!

bass
bass

Proof that monster will be at oak canyon http://www.gscoc.org/calendar-... those that do not know what they are looking at, this is the event that was originally going to take place but as you can see it has been moved and now we can all breath easy that Monster will happen at the Oak canyon 

Thisguy
Thisguy

GV should just sell the line up to Insomniac have Armin perform at the NOS speedway and rename the event Escape from Monster Massive lol

RaveWithMe
RaveWithMe

If it's not happening at OAK CANYON then it's not happening any where else. You have to understand 2 weeks is not enough time to plan at another venue.

Guest
Guest

Well...I'm one of those teenagers, but I've NEVER been hating from the start. I like to logically believe this whole event is too big to just fail and not be as advertised. To everyone out there: No official source says MM isn't going to happen, no official source says Armin isn't coming, James Events is the only official source that says it's not happening at OAK CANYON (still will happen regardless if not, somewhere else), but it still has a good chance at happening at Oak Canyon for a large myriad a reasons, so have faith!! Look at all of the facts, and facts only you can gather and you'll see there is no major reason to worry so much.

Raversdigest
Raversdigest

Reading the comments on this board is disgusting.  Teenagers that haven't even accomplished anything in their  life commenting on the professionalism of Go Ventures? Who are these kids and what do they know about throwing a massive? Throwing parties is not an easy business, 99 percent of all promoters can't even keep it going for three years.  I don't know what is going on with this event but Go Ventures has a great record and I hope it works out.  Those that want it to fail are haters and failures themselves.  Losers are negative.  Successful people don't get satisfaction from the misfortune of others. If I remember correctly, everything was fine until EDC 2010, from that point on things have sucked.  Who's fault is that?

Mr hopeful
Mr hopeful

I personally believe MM is going to happen, and at Oak Canyon because Armin is far too high of a profile artist to let all of his fans down, especially when at least half of the people are probably going just for him. My guess is Go Ventures/Armin will cut a deal with James Events behind closed doors. If it doesn't happen there, it absolutely should happen at a large venue like 20 miles within the radius of Oak Canyon- there are too many people flying from out of state/country, hotels booked etc. to make it out of Orange County really. Everyone should be more hopeful. However if it doesn't happen at Oak Canyon or within a reasonable radius of it, can you say FUCKING MEGA LAWSUITS AND GO VENTURES FUTURE DESTROYED- I will be one of those suing if this is so, it is entirely not allowed and illegal. My 2 cents.

Marcus Gaede
Marcus Gaede

@Garick We are the ones with the real facts. You guys are the ones being investigated by LA county DA fraud Department for committing crimes!Pat Gannon, OCSD, James Events, CIty of Anaheim, Adams sports parkway and SB fairgounds did not like Gunny's claims of drugging interns!

gunny
gunny

Sadly Garrick all these people have a right to Point the finger at me, I was blatently misled, I stood tall for my Company and event when rumors started,  I deserve every harsh word here...............................................

Tommy47
Tommy47

how much did this lawyer pay to be included in the article? 

Hike Djhike
Hike Djhike

It looks like Insomniac will have a monopoly after all this.  Sorry Go Ventures as much as I would like to give you the benefit of the doubt about all of this at the end of the day the finger is pointing at you.  You just don't mess with the #1 DJ in the world like that.  Not only did you tarnish your image forever but you also gave a hit to the best DJ in the world Armin Van Buuren.  So in this case I have to stick up to my motivator and Trance DJ legend.  The hardest thing for you to swallow and everyone at Go Ventures is how do you allow such tragic disaster knowing you are booking the world's greatest DJ?  This is inexcusable and should have never happened all this basically makes Go Ventures look like a bunch of clueless kids who don't know the meaning of business. As much as I don't agree with everything Insomniac does and the way they handle things at this point I would go to any one of their event over yours. 

Noexcuses
Noexcuses

Stop making excuses for GV blatantly lying. No one wants to hear it. It's a bit past the point of whether it happens or not on why  people are upset. If it happens, that's great news. But it doesn't excuse GV's lying to the public. If you have to lie, just shut up. It's their fault it got to this point. If they would've made sure everything was set in the first place, this wouldn't be in an issue. But they didn't and deserve any backlash they get.

Chris Mix
Chris Mix

What proof? What should we be seeing there?

M/M
M/M

This guy......smh....

godraver
godraver

its actually the community itself.. not the promoters.... of any degree

Really?
Really?

wow thats some shitty logic, HAHAHA, not to say that i'm anything special, but to counter your logic about your post, i'm 34 years old and currently the lead attending surgeon at my hospital, i'm very happy with where i am in my life and i've had an addiction to electronic music since i was a kid, the entire demographic may seem like under-aged teenagers oblivious to "real life" but mind you there are plenty "mature" responsible adults that love the music as much as the next one and simply want to voice an opinion. What makes you think any of us are teenagers? You obviously are all P.L.U.R'd up still, many of my friends work jobs they are not happy at to be able to afford the overpriced tickets that these companies charge for massives these days so you better believe we will all speak up if we feel our hard earned money is gonna be wasted. Yes these companies put in hard work to throw the shows but that doesn't justify giving the customers the run-around. And are you really trying to blame insomniac? A rave is a rave and shit will happen no matter what party it is, Insomniac just happens to be the biggest promoter in the country pretty much, so with that many people attending an event the probability that there will be some trouble is far greater obviously. People are simply responding to the lack of communication to the customers, and the communication that is presented as shown in the comments is very "unprofessional", plur doesnt solve everything. wise up. 

ROLY
ROLY

couldnt have said it better myself Raversdigest

ITS PARTY TIME !!!!

DANCE, CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN @ MONSTER MASSIVE !!!

dude
dude

I guess you missed the part when Armin took Monster Massive's date OFF his tour on his website.

godraver
godraver

fraud?  yer a clown Marcus.... and gunnys claims are not claims  he has the paperwork signed and Notorized......

Marcus Gaede
Marcus Gaede

You are the reason why monster did no happen!

Marie B.
Marie B.

I really don't think Armin hates anyone. 

godraver
godraver

 no excuses are being made points are, and they all point that  Monster Massive is occuring as planned as advertised

Cooljrok
Cooljrok

I think he means this link, it shows the girl scout that was in conflict with Monster Massive has found a new location, so as of now it seems Oak Canyon Park should be free that weekend, giving  a bit more hope that Monster will occur there as advertised.

http://www.gscoc.org/calendar-...

I've got a big one
I've got a big one

you mean there is no cash refund if you already bought your MM tickets? wft!!!

mark
mark

Congratulations on your career as a surgeon, but you still could never throw a 10,000 plus person event no matter how hard you tried and there are very few people on this planet that can do so properly.  EDC 2010 lacked security and that lead to a lot of the problems - including people gate crashing and people not getting medical attention.  EDC 2010 was chaos, and there was plenty of money spent on frivolous lights and stages and art displays and video cameras on 100 foot long arms.  That money should have been spent on security and the event would not have been rave-o-geddon.  By the way, the problems at EDC 2010 also lead to Winterfresh getting hosed. 

EDC 2010 proved to the world that some production companies are dangerously irresponsible, and the whole scene has been paying for it since that weekend.  Specifically, why do you think Go Ventures can not use the LA Sports Arena for MM?

The tickets are expensive, but the market sets the price.  If you don't like it, then you throw a party and make your tickets $40 and see how that goes.  Go ahead and guess how much all the permits and other expenses for a massive are.  People have NO CLUE.

Cooljrok
Cooljrok

MM is on the Arminonly.com website, it's never been on Armin's website.  Armin actually just announced a winner today for his meet and greet contest for his Armin Only show to be played at Oak Canyon Park...  Gotta think Armin's production company would get something done even if GV dropped the ball.

Mkc 10
Mkc 10

Soooo THIS is the truth! http://www.monstermassive.com/..."Monster Massive is occurring as planned [and] as advertised" HA! So how do you explain your self now? It's unbelievable how full of shit you are! Telling the truth from the beginning would have been the smarter way to go because all of this would have been avoided. It's clear that the holes in your brain from all the E and drugs you've taken have caused you major damage: you can't write a coherent sentence, AND you can't tell the truth. Can you even breathe on your own? I wouldn't be surprised if you couldn't do that either. Next time (if there is a next time for you Gunny), remember, you don't feel humiliation and guilt when you tell the truth. In all seriousness this website may be beneficial to you, I advise checking it out. 

http://www.losangelespsychiatr...

SMFH
SMFH

Evan Gunny Go Ventures, lookin' like a huge tool right about now.  Such a disappointment. No escaping this one, buddy. Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies > Go Ventures. Point blank, `nuff said.

kkk
kkk

I'm glad**

FiveSixTwo
FiveSixTwo

FUCK YOU EVAN GUNNY, YOU LYING SACK OF SHIT. YOU GUYS KNEW ALL ALONG THAT YOU DIDNT HAVE A VENUE, AND YET YOU GUYS KEEP LYING, AND LOOK, NOW ARMIN ONLY IS FUCKING CANCELLED!!!

HOW STUPID DO YOU LOOK NOW !!!!!!!

ONLY 5 HOURS AGO, YOU SAID "Monster Massive is occuring as planned as advertised" !!!

FUCK GO VENTURES

FUCK DJ REZA

FUCK EVAN GUNNY

Im the cancellation of Armin Only was announced NOW, 2 weeks early, so Pasquale over at Insomniac can expand Escape... SHITS GONNA CRACK.

At least you guys still have Moby though :D :P

Hike Djhike
Hike Djhike

You either work for Go Venture or have friends there.  I by no means support Insomniac and I was one of those hard working adults who attended EDC 2010.  So what you speak about EDC is very accurate and true.  But,  although Insomniac didn't know the meaning of security to accommodate the size of EDC at least they made it happen. 

Now none of us know the fine details about any of this so rather then assume things we can at least agree and say Go Venture F***** up big time on this !  Legit or not this is the worst screw up I have even seen or heard of.  I rather attend a event with not enough security then one that takes the money from thousands who doesn't even have a venue secured.  Armin is the biggest DJ on the planet he sells out everything and anything.  So to have such amazing talent and caliber DJ playing at your event wouldn't you at least make sure you had a venue?  This whole thing brings a new meaning to the word SHADY.  Again I am by no means for Insomniac I think they made many bad decisions too but at least they don't have such horrific tragedy under their belt like this.  This is the end of Go Venture !  Have a great day.

NoExcuses
NoExcuses

Maybe Armin's company doesn't know the full details of the situation? People keep assuming they do. If GV has lied to the public, why wouldn't they be lying to Armin right now as well?

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