Curtis Alan DeForest, of Wichita, Kansas, was 26 years old when he died at Vans Warped Tour in Bonner Springs yesterday. Though temperatures soared at over 100 degrees, the cause of his death has yet to be determined.
Here's a statement that Sandstone Amphitheater is releasing at the moment:
As is the standard practice at all shows that visit the Amphitheater, patrons were allowed to bring in their own bottles of water. Once inside, the permanent water refill locations that are throughout the venue were in operation for all patrons to access throughout the day. In preparation for the heat, additional measures were taken by the venue including the positioning of misting stations for fans, additional water refill stations as well as shade throughout the wooded venue.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mr. DeForest.
The Van's Warped tour is a national traveling show making stops in over 40 cities throughout the US and Canada. It has been a staple of the Kansas City Music scene for years and has been hosted the last 8+ years at Sandstone.
Here's the statement that Warped Tour is releasing:
As the Vans Warped Tour awaits a complete report from the Bonner Springs law enforcement and medical examiner on the passing of a concertgoer at yesterday's (August 2) show in Bonner Springs, KS, the tour would like to offer their thoughts and prayers to the young man's family and friends. Tour organizers are working closely with Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone staff and local officials to determine the actual facts surrounding this tragic incident and will make further details known as they become available.