Warped Tour Concertgoer Dies At Kansas Show

Bonner Springs, Kansas, venue identifies the late concertgoer as Curtis Alan DeForest.

A concertgoer died at Monday’s Vans Warped Tour stop in Kansas, according to a press release from the tour.

The young man died during the all-day show, held at Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Warped Tour officials are awaiting a complete report about the death from law enforcement and medical examiners.

According to Sandstone’s website, the concertgoer was Curtis Alan DeForest, a 26-year-old Wichita, Kansas, resident. He was taken from the venue to Providence Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. The cause of death has yet to be determined, and Sandstone remains closed as authorities continue their investigation.

Along with the announcement about DeForest’s death, Sandstone provided a statement about the venue’s policy regarding water bottles and access to its water facilities. “As is the standard practice at all shows that visit the amphitheater, patrons were allowed to bring in their own bottles of water,” the website’s statement said. “Once inside, the permanent water refill locations that are throughout the venue were in operation for all patrons throughout the day.”

The statement from the tour offered “thoughts and prayers to the young man’s family and friends. Tour organizers are working closely with Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone staff and local officials to determine the actual facts surrounding this tragic incident and will make further details known as they become available.”

Kicking off in late June, this year’s tour has featured bands like 3OH!3, the All-American Rejects, Sum-41 and Taylor Momsen’s the Pretty Reckless.

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