Teens in line for concert treated for heat exhaustion

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Three teens were transported to a hospital with symptoms of heat exhaustion after standing in line for a concert Sunday.

"People were crying, and the fire department and everyone was coming out. It was crazy," said Haley Wigin, a teen who was at the concert.

About 1,300 teens lined up for Digitour at Marquee Theater in Tempe, some arriving as early as 9 a.m. for the sold-out show, which started at 4:30 p.m.

"(They were) passing out, hypervenilating just freaking out and screaming," said Sophie Swenson who was at the concert.

Digitour consists of performers who gain popularity through social media platforms.

The Tempe Fire Department said 10 teens were evaluated for heat exhaustion. The three teens who were transported had been hyperventilating.

"It's 108 degrees out," said Deputy Fire Chief Phil Goldsewski. "Standing in line on a hot pavement is going to basically cook you. We limit our physical activity as much as possible in these types of situations and try to stay hydrated."

"We brought them water and got them popsicles and stuff like that, but I don't know if all of the girls had parents looking out for them that way," said mom Melissa Mitchell.