Girls treated for heat exhaustion outside Tempe concert theater

TEMPE, AZ - The Tempe Fire Department responded to the Marquee Theater, on Mill Avenue at the Red Mountain Loop 202, in response to teenage girls who were overcome with heat exhaustion while waiting outside for a Sunday performance.

Approximately 1,300 people were waiting for DigiTour, according to Tempe police.

Many of them were between 12 and 15 years old, and had been waiting since Sunday morning.

Water was for sale at $3 per bottle, according to a mother of one of the attendees.

“There are girls who are throwing up, they are passing out, and they look like they were going to die,” the mother, Misty Wagner, said.

Several girls were injured when the crowd rushed the doors at the 3 p.m. opening, according to police.

Management of the Marquee declined to comment.

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