Big Party 12-31-99 canceled in LA - Why?? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

October 15, 1999 - The Turn of the Millennium Corp. is very sorry to announce that the Los Angeles Millennium Show has been Cancelled, due to lack of available funding. If you have already purchased tickets, please contact Ticketmaster for a refund.

what it was going to be:

Ring in the new year with THE Family event of the Millennium! The Los Angeles Millennium Show is a magical, high energy celebration of the the Family, Community, and the Spirit of Humanity that your family will remember for generations!

"The Hot Spot for New Year's Eve" - Travel and Leisure Magazine

"LA to match Times Square" - Hollywood Reporter

"The Party of the Century" - Electronic Media

"The Largest New Year's Eve celebration on the West Coast" - L.A. Times

and the largest fireworks and laser show in Los Angeles!

... all at the world famous Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum!

December 31st, 1999 - Showtime is 10:30pm to 12:30am. Doors and pre-show start at 8:00pm.


-- kermit (, October 22, 1999


No mystery on this one. The ticket sales were so dismal that the promoters decided to cut bait. People in Southern California get better entertainment out of the daily freeway chases.

-- Better (luck@next.time), October 22, 1999.

Also, the area surrounding the LA Memorial Coliseum might be the most dangerous area in the U.S. You would not want to be leaving that area in broad daylight no less at 1-2am on New Years Eve.

-- Better (luck@next.time), October 22, 1999.

Because the contracts and money would have to be done now, the arrangements would all have to be paid out and are non refund items. (The plans advertised must be retracted to reduce liability.)

Waiting until later would not allow the money to be used by the organizers and funding sources. The funds would be non recoverable.

They had to cancel due to possible safety concerns to particapants and the associated liability.

(Just a guess)

-- Living in (, October 22, 1999.

Howie? Zowie!

Change the MC, dudes!

-- Randolph (, October 22, 1999.

I'm sure that's where everyone wants to be on New Year's Eve... trying to find their way back to their car in the middle of gangland at 1:00 in the morning when the power goes out and the riots and looting begin. Loads of fun! Ever see the movie "Grand Canyon"?

-- @ (@@@.@), October 22, 1999.

While I know there's no accounting for taste, those ticket prices are easily in the range of what I'd pay to get *out of* watching that particular lineup, if I had to.

-- Flint (, October 22, 1999.

woah. what an all star lineup. the only way i would ever even attend a show with that lineup (for free) is if it were in the shelter i was staying in and i was forced by the government to watch it. maybe they should reschedule it and make it a NEW YEAR'S DAY CELEBRATION. they could have a packed house.

-- tt (, October 23, 1999.

Oh come on, admit it. You are all dying to see Tom Postum (as Father Time).

-- Butt Nugget (, October 23, 1999.

Itty bitty letters be gone!

There was another 'party' touted earlier this year,...somewhere out in the area east of Riverside...and supposed to draw one million plus people. I haven't heard anything more about it since.

-- Donna (, October 23, 1999.

What about the Washington D.C. New Year's Eve party, hosted by the Clintons. I haven't heard anything lately on it either. What's up with that?

-- Cary Mc from Tx (, October 23, 1999.

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