Three Transported for Dehydration, None Arrested at Tuesday's Concerts

Despite large crowds, hot temperatures and loud bands; the people that attended Warped Tour at Merriweather on Tuesday were generally well behaved, according to police and fire officials.


There were and thousands of young people at the Vans Warped Tour music festival at on Tuesday, but no one was arrested, according to Howard County Police.

Three concert-goers were transported to for dehydration, but no one was in serious condition, according to Jackie Cutler, a spokesperson for the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.

Bryce Buell, a police spokesperson, said traffic was heavy around Merriweather from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, but wasn't a problem during other times. He said for full coverage for traffic and safety, the show resulted in $23,558.40 in police overtime.

Up to to attend the rock and alternative music festival that lasted from noon until around 10 p.m. on Tuesday and featured over 40 bands. Merriweather officials have not immediately responded to a request for the official number of attendees.

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Mari July 26, 2012 at 05:29 PM
My daughter attended with several friends and LOVED it! They took advantage of the opportunity to donate 3 cans of food and bypass the entry line (good idea!). She was able to meet members of some of her favorite smaller bands, including local group All Time Low, get autographs and pictures, see a lot of concerts, and generally have a really good time. A day and a half later, she is finally regaining her voice! Well done Merriweather Post, the concert organizers, and bands.


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