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2013-07-01 01:55:02 AM
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2013-07-01 02:27:45 AM
FTFA: "The cause of death had not been determined..."

How about gravity, falling and a sudden stop on the stage?
 
2013-07-01 02:43:08 AM
buccisarcade.com

RIP Cirqus Voltaire
 
2013-07-01 02:57:56 AM
Actually saw Ka when I was in Vegas.

A section of the stage floor rotates to vertical and leaves a big pit for the bad guys to fall into.  They even play a nice unsettling "boom" noise when someone falls down it during the act.  I'd guess she missed the pit entirely and flopped onto what's left of the stage.  That's not fun.
 
2013-07-01 03:36:11 AM

Twitch Boy: Actually saw Ka when I was in Vegas.


"Actually"?
 
2013-07-01 03:51:03 AM
Sorry, Twitch Boy, that was biatchy of me.
 
2013-07-01 04:03:44 AM
That used to be the EFX Theater until MGM maimed too many people.
I was a Day One employee there, and they must've injured an hundred dancers rehearsing for the EFX show.  The star of the show, Michael Crawford was injured going down a zip line and he was forced to retire from show business for awhile on account of his injuries.
 
2013-07-01 04:07:13 AM
I have 3 tickets in my pocket right now for the Tuesday July 2 show. I guess I'll be getting a refund.
 
2013-07-01 05:47:37 AM

Spad31: FTFA: "The cause of death had not been determined..."

How about gravity, falling and a sudden stop on the stage?


I read that, and was coming to comment, maybe it was sabotage?  Otherwise physics took another live
 
2013-07-01 05:50:03 AM
meanwhile, lion king live performance deaths are now at a tota of ..... zero.
 
2013-07-01 05:54:08 AM
You win again, gravity !
 
2013-07-01 05:59:01 AM

Coelacanth: That used to be the EFX Theater until MGM maimed too many people.
I was a Day One employee there, and they must've injured an hundred dancers rehearsing for the EFX show.  The star of the show, Michael Crawford was injured going down a zip line and he was forced to retire from show business for awhile on account of his injuries.


Better than the tongue injurith I thuffered after going down on a choruth line.

/gave them each more than One, thingular thenthathon
 
2013-07-01 06:00:35 AM

JackalRabbit: meanwhile, lion king live performance deaths are now at a tota of ..... zero.


It's not their fault that Christians stay far away from the stage.
 
Skr
2013-07-01 06:02:14 AM
Damn that sucks. I have attended many Cirque shows but all were tented. Sounds like the heights of this permanent show are a bit higher than the ones I have seen. Hopefully they can find out if what went wrong was preventable and fix it.

I've seen many small mistakes and miscues at the shows but nothing as tragic as this. Worst minor mistake was at Allegria (if I recall correctly) where a fire juggler was bouncing flaming batons off the stage and one kinda bounced wrong and slid towards the audience. Music in that show was f'ing amazing and a lot of talented folk.

Next show for me is Amaluna in September at the Mall of America, should be grand and hopefully with all performers safe.
 
2013-07-01 06:15:43 AM

WillofJ2: Spad31: FTFA: "The cause of death had not been determined..."

How about gravity, falling and a sudden stop on the stage?

I read that, and was coming to comment, maybe it was sabotage?  Otherwise physics took another live


She could have had a heart attack or other cardiac event, an aneurism, or a sudden drop in blood sugar that caused her to pass out or lose her grip. Any of a number of medical events (or a mechanical problem with the equipment) could have caused her to fall.

Even if hitting the stage did her in, they have to determine what exactly killed her. Did she break a rib, which impaled a lung or sliced an artery, causing her to hemorrhage internally? Did her skull get crushed? Did she land on a pile of razor blades?

"She fell" isn't an official cause of death.
 
2013-07-01 06:30:08 AM

MadAzza: WillofJ2: Spad31: FTFA: "The cause of death had not been determined..."

How about gravity, falling and a sudden stop on the stage?

I read that, and was coming to comment, maybe it was sabotage?  Otherwise physics took another live

She could have had a heart attack or other cardiac event, an aneurism, or a sudden drop in blood sugar that caused her to pass out or lose her grip. Any of a number of medical events (or a mechanical problem with the equipment) could have caused her to fall.

Even if hitting the stage did her in, they have to determine what exactly killed her. Did she break a rib, which impaled a lung or sliced an artery, causing her to hemorrhage internally? Did her skull get crushed? Did she land on a pile of razor blades?

"She fell" isn't an official cause of death.


Reminded me of a saw movie
 
2013-07-01 06:31:16 AM

MadAzza: WillofJ2: Spad31: FTFA: "The cause of death had not been determined..."

How about gravity, falling and a sudden stop on the stage?

I read that, and was coming to comment, maybe it was sabotage?  Otherwise physics took another live

She could have had a heart attack or other cardiac event, an aneurism, or a sudden drop in blood sugar that caused her to pass out or lose her grip. Any of a number of medical events (or a mechanical problem with the equipment) could have caused her to fall.

Even if hitting the stage did her in, they have to determine what exactly killed her. Did she break a rib, which impaled a lung or sliced an artery, causing her to hemorrhage internally? Did her skull get crushed? Did she land on a pile of razor blades?

"She fell" isn't an official cause of death.


How about ''she landed'' as the official cause of death?
 
2013-07-01 06:35:47 AM

MadAzza: WillofJ2: Spad31: FTFA: "The cause of death had not been determined..."

How about gravity, falling and a sudden stop on the stage?

I read that, and was coming to comment, maybe it was sabotage?  Otherwise physics took another live

She could have had a heart attack or other cardiac event, an aneurism, or a sudden drop in blood sugar that caused her to pass out or lose her grip. Any of a number of medical events (or a mechanical problem with the equipment) could have caused her to fall.

Even if hitting the stage did her in, they have to determine what exactly killed her. Did she break a rib, which impaled a lung or sliced an artery, causing her to hemorrhage internally? Did her skull get crushed? Did she land on a pile of razor blades?

"She fell" isn't an official cause of death.


It's good enough in New Jersey and most prisons, ain't it?
 
2013-07-01 06:41:35 AM
She's not drop-dead gorgeous, so its not really a loss in my book
 
2013-07-01 06:45:57 AM
Man, that's terrible.  I've seen most of their Vegas shows.  There are very few times I've spent nearly $200/seat for a show and walked out thinking it was worth every penny but that's what I paid for front row at O and, daaaayum.  Most other shows are crap after CdS.
 
2013-07-01 06:46:57 AM
Headline two years from now:

Mysterious crime-fighter in red and green costume roams the streets.
 
2013-07-01 06:47:53 AM
Headline two years from now:

Mysterious crime-fighter in red and green costume roams the streets.

www.comicbookmovie.com
 
2013-07-01 06:48:28 AM
The comments section reads like the Fark Politics's tab.
 
2013-07-01 06:49:24 AM

wellreadneck: The comments section reads like the Fark Politics's tab.


slipped
 
2013-07-01 06:56:43 AM

padraig: You win again, gravity !


www.boardsandrec.com
 
2013-07-01 07:00:16 AM

wellreadneck: The comments section reads like the Fark Politics's tab.


lol, you aren't kidding.  A classic example of, "Never read the bottom half of the internet".
 
2013-07-01 07:03:48 AM
My favorite part of Cirque du Soleil are the contortionists.  Mmmmm... little bendy women.

The things I would do to them...  mmmmmmmmm...
 
2013-07-01 07:07:31 AM
A Cirque friend is spamming up my FB feed with this story. Last year (to the day, apparently) he fell off the stage himself and broke several ribs.

The show isn't safe and as the stages get older, there are going to be many more accidents like this as the wires and hinges and welds weaken.

I've seen many of the Cirque shows, but I'd rather see them go out on top now than to see them slink away after another bunch of accidents.
 
2013-07-01 07:07:52 AM
Can Cirque du Soleil be sued for false advertising if they advertise death defying stunts?
 
2013-07-01 07:08:46 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: How about ''she landed'' as the official cause of death?


She threw herself at the ground and failed to miss.
 
2013-07-01 07:09:43 AM

Chagrin: Can Cirque du Soleil be sued for false advertising if they advertise death defying stunts?


Death did defy this stunt.
 
2013-07-01 07:11:18 AM

jtown: Man, that's terrible.  I've seen most of their Vegas shows.  There are very few times I've spent nearly $200/seat for a show and walked out thinking it was worth every penny but that's what I paid for front row at O and, daaaayum.  Most other shows are crap after CdS.


This is the truth.

As for miscues, the only one I've seen was a jumping rope breakage at the (now closed) Zed show in Tokyo. The Vegas shows and South American shows all went pitch perfect.
 
2013-07-01 07:12:00 AM

cman: She's not drop-dead gorgeous, so its not really a loss in my book


Actually she is.
 
2013-07-01 07:21:29 AM

mjohnson71: cman: She's not drop-dead gorgeous, so its not really a loss in my book

Actually she is.


Watching Cirque du Soleil almost always gives me an erection. Especially the triple trapeze act from Varekai.
 
2013-07-01 07:26:29 AM

WillofJ2


I read that, and was coming to comment, maybe it was sabotage?


www.everythingaction.com


pic is borrowed
 
2013-07-01 07:35:37 AM
During the scene, performers are suspended up to 50 feet in the air on lines controlled by wireless remote controls, according to the troupe's website.

Guillot-Guyard "was being hoisted up the side of the stage and then just plummeted down,"


look at the CCTV for zero cool or cereal killer, or maybe the plague, clearly t3h circus had their b0x3n pwn3d by 1337z0r h4x0rz
 
2013-07-01 07:35:55 AM
She should track down Owen Hart and swap stories.
 
2013-07-01 07:38:38 AM

jtown: Man, that's terrible.  I've seen most of their Vegas shows.  There are very few times I've spent nearly $200/seat for a show and walked out thinking it was worth every penny but that's what I paid for front row at O and, daaaayum.  Most other shows are crap after CdS.


You should visit the circus in Peru, Indiana, third week of July.
 
2013-07-01 07:39:40 AM

karmachameleon: wellreadneck: The comments section reads like the Fark Politics's tab.

lol, you aren't kidding.  A classic example of, "Never read the bottom half of the internet".


isn't every article with comments this?  to be honest, fark is this on many a day.  it gets tiring, really.
 
2013-07-01 07:58:54 AM
shouldn't is be: سيرك الشمس
instead of: cirque du Soleil
 
2013-07-01 07:59:42 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: shouldn't is be: سيرك الشمس
instead of: cirque du Soleil


dammit.... "IT" not "IS"

/preview is my friend...
 
2013-07-01 08:04:38 AM

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Derp: "Guyard-Guillot, a 31-year-old mother of two young children, ..."

Link
 
2013-07-01 08:04:39 AM

bighairyguy: She should track down Owen Hart and swap stories.


I dunno what she'd get out of it, really. He was never quite the showstopper she was.
 
2013-07-01 08:07:24 AM

suicide: bighairyguy: She should track down Owen Hart and swap stories.

I dunno what she'd get out of it, really. He was never quite the showstopper she was.


did they continue that event when he died?
 
2013-07-01 08:11:10 AM
Does this mean the performers in Zumanity will start using condoms?
 
2013-07-01 08:12:16 AM

WillofJ2: suicide: bighairyguy: She should track down Owen Hart and swap stories.

I dunno what she'd get out of it, really. He was never quite the showstopper she was.

did they continue that event when he died?


Yeah. The commentators told the TV audience what was up (hence the term "Owen voice" for the obviously uneasy and serious tone they used) but the people in attendance had no idea what happened.
 
2013-07-01 08:15:48 AM

suicide: WillofJ2: suicide: bighairyguy: She should track down Owen Hart and swap stories.

I dunno what she'd get out of it, really. He was never quite the showstopper she was.

did they continue that event when he died?

Yeah. The commentators told the TV audience what was up (hence the term "Owen voice" for the obviously uneasy and serious tone they used) but the people in attendance had no idea what happened.


Wow
 
2013-07-01 08:16:24 AM

wellreadneck: The comments section reads like the Fark Politics's tab.


images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-07-01 08:16:41 AM

MadAzza: WillofJ2: Spad31: FTFA: "The cause of death had not been determined..."

How about gravity, falling and a sudden stop on the stage?

I read that, and was coming to comment, maybe it was sabotage?  Otherwise physics took another live

She could have had a heart attack or other cardiac event, an aneurism, or a sudden drop in blood sugar that caused her to pass out or lose her grip. Any of a number of medical events (or a mechanical problem with the equipment) could have caused her to fall.

Even if hitting the stage did her in, they have to determine what exactly killed her. Did she break a rib, which impaled a lung or sliced an artery, causing her to hemorrhage internally? Did her skull get crushed? Did she land on a pile of razor blades?

"She fell" isn't an official cause of death.


I've got the weirdest boner right now.
 
2013-07-01 08:19:27 AM
30 years of shows with events happening around the world. It shocking it took this long.
 
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