Arizona Event Center

1300 S. Country Club Drive
Mesa, AZ 85210
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Arizona Event Center has been known to host everything from music festivals to rowdy raves. The 30,000-square-foot former nightclub and big-box store has three stages, a full bar for 21-and-over types, and even a mechanical bull (a holdover from a brief stint as a country bar). Its tiny smoking area often gets a little too crowded but allows rave kids the pretense to get closer to partygoers of the opposite sex and offer to clean off some of the excess paint, fake blood, or foam.

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