Adam Levine Gives Backstage Passes To Superfan With Down Syndrome


Talent and heart? We’re not sure what’s up with all these musicians (Taylor Swift anyone?) giving to random fans, but we sure do love it. Adam Levine recently gave a 10-year-old superfan tickets to a Maroon 5 show with backstage passes.

Christopher Warner, who was born with Downs Syndrome, readily admits his love for Levine’s band Maroon 5. One of his teachers even said he might just be a tiny bit obsessed.

“He loves to listen to their music during work breaks,” Avery Stanert, a special education teacher told “He draws pictures of them. He just absolutely loves them.”

When his teacher realized he was such a bit fan, she couldn’t just sit back and do nothing. So in an amazing video, Warner’s teacher created a video showing the world exactly how much of a superfan he is of the band.

The video was uploaded to YouTube and quickly went viral, which gained the attention of Hot 99.5’s The Kane Show. They were so moved that they just had to help.

The radio station was informed that Maroon 5 was coming into town for a concert, so the station pulled a few strings and called in a couple favors. The band was shown the video, and decided that Warner deserved to meet his idols.

“They arranged for backstage passes and tickets,” Stanert said. “They immediately called the record label and worked it out.”

Once they arrived at the concert, being held at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C., Warner, his mother, and a few teachers immediately headed backstage. It was there where they would finally met Levine and his band-mates.

Warner got extremely nervous and crouched to the ground. And, like the caring and professional man that he is, Levine suggested everyone lay on the floor alongside the fan.


“He’s a typical 10-year-old boy. He loves music, he loves drawing, he loves his friends. He’s just a very caring, really amazing boy,” his teacher shared after the special encounter. “We’ve been really happy to see how Down syndrome has gotten lot of attention for this.”

She added, “Kids with Down syndrome are just like their peers.”

Joseph Treviño
Joseph Trevino is a journalist at PopCrunch and has been a popular blogger on social media for two years. He is currently pursuing a degree in creative writing.

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