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- Posted on Jul 16th 2012 2:30PM by Jason MacNeil
Although police have yet to release the woman's name or the exact cause of her death, several Facebook and Twitter posts indicate the woman to be Taylor Nesseth of London, Ontario. Nesseth was reportedly lying on the grass as hardcore band Chelsea Grin was performing nearby at The Flats at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre.
"Our hearts go out to the person who died today," the band posted on their Twitter account late Sunday afternoon. "We still don't know everything that happened but it's no time for jokes on our page."
Nesseth posted earlier yesterday on her Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr accounts how excited she was to attend the concert. "Hey guys! I'm at warped in Toronto today," she wrote on her Tumblr page. "Dear everyone, Unless you're meeting the queen of England or some shit, I am not jealous/nor do I care about anything you are doing at this moment. I'm having the best time of my life and idgaf about anything else but!"
A Facebook post – which has since been removed – also showed her enthusiasm. "Shouldn't be awake right now...oh well," she wrote. "Warped tour here I come!!!!"
According to the Toronto Star, 911 was called around 12:40 and CPR was attempted but was unsuccessful.
Sleeping With Sirens, who performed later in the day, stopped their show briefly for a moment of silence regarding the woman's death, which was posted on YouTube, though it has since been removed.
"One of your very own today died right over there at that concert stage, somebody that lives right here," singer Kellin Quinn said. "Everybody comes here to have a good fucking time and the truth of the matter is that you never know when your day is up."
Several musicians expressed their condolences via Twitter, including Simple Plan's Chuck Comeau. "So sad and tragic," he wrote. "My condolences to Taylor's family. Cherish life and enjoy every moment #GoneTooSoon #RIPTaylor"
Meanwhile All Time Low's singer Alex Gaskarth also tweeted his condolences. "Taylor. A comrade, a friend, a hustler, an enthusiast, a dreamer, a sweetheart – I didn't know her well, but I'm hit hard by her passing." Later he tweeted: "Per today's very tragic events, take a minute to really appreciate all that you have as a human being. Grow. Live. Respect. Love."
Warped Tour's official Twitter account said: "With regards to today's events in Toronto, we will release an official statement on vanswarpedtour.com when we have all of the details."
In addition to the death, the show also dealt with severe thunderstorms which forced most of the crowd from the outdoor stages to move under the roof of the nearby Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. The storms also caused the concert to be temporarily shut down with organizers forced to revise the set times for the remaining artists.
"Toronto! Please be patient while we wait out the storm," organizers tweeted at one point. "We want the show to go on safely!"
To appease some fans, organizers also decided that fans that left the Toronto show due to the storm would be able to attend the Darien Lake concert set to take place Tuesday just outside Buffalo, N.Y. with their ticket stub.
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