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VEGAS MGM GRAND CIRQUE DE SOLEIL performer fell to her death Saturday night

Too awful to even contemplate.

by Anonymousreply 3607/03/2013

I smell a law suit.

by Anonymousreply 106/30/2013

They are going to rename it "Kaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"

by Anonymousreply 206/30/2013

Ce qui est sur son iPod?

by Anonymousreply 306/30/2013

[quote]The accident happened during the show's finale, Cirque Du Soleil spokeswoman Renee-Claude Menard told CNN. 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

Wireless remote control????

by Anonymousreply 406/30/2013

R2 you are sick beyond words. LOL!!! :-)

by Anonymousreply 506/30/2013

Circus careers have a lot of ups and downs.

by Anonymousreply 606/30/2013

Well, that audience got their money's worth.

by Anonymousreply 706/30/2013

OK, where's Julie Taymor?

by Anonymousreply 806/30/2013

[quote]Ce qui est sur son iPod?

Alicia Keys, "Fallin'"

by Anonymousreply 907/01/2013

There's always someone younger and hungrier coming down from the ceiling after you.

by Anonymousreply 1007/01/2013

Live by the cord....

by Anonymousreply 1107/01/2013

"Catch Me" (I'm Falling) - Pretty Poison

"Defying Gravity" - Idina Menzel

"Could It Be I'm Falling" (In Love) - The Spinners

by Anonymousreply 1207/01/2013

That's a hard act to follow.

by Anonymousreply 1307/01/2013

She crashed harder than my career did!

by Anonymousreply 1407/01/2013

At least she died do what she loved to do.

by Anonymousreply 1507/01/2013

"I Fall to Pieces" - Patsy Cline

by Anonymousreply 1607/01/2013

"Falling" (Theme from Twin Peaks)- Julee Cruse

"Free Falling"- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

by Anonymousreply 1707/01/2013

Now they're going to have to kill off a performer in every show for continuity and customer demand. Less Quebec, more Aztec.

by Anonymousreply 1807/01/2013

Life is on the wire, everything else is just waiting. - Karl Wallenda

by Anonymousreply 1907/01/2013

Lightweight.

by Anonymousreply 2007/01/2013

"Falling in Love" - Miami Sound Machine "Next Time I Fall" - Peter Cetera & Amy Grant "I'm Goin' Down" - Bruce Springsteen "Upside Down" - Diana Ross "Down Under" - Men at Work

by Anonymousreply 2107/01/2013

"Scream" - Michael & Janet Jackson

by Anonymousreply 2207/01/2013

Not that I endorse our over-the-top litigious culture today, BUT - would audience members at that performance have legitimate grounds to sue Cirque du Soleil for emotional distress? I would think watching somebody fall to their death could be quite distressing and traumatic for many people, and if it was caused by some negligence on the part of Cirque du Soleil, are they financially liable for that distress? (This is in addition, of course, to their liability to the victim's next of kin.)

by Anonymousreply 2307/01/2013

[quote]would audience members at that performance have legitimate grounds to sue Cirque du Soleil for emotional distress?

I know, R23, think of the motherfucking children!!!

by Anonymousreply 2407/01/2013

R23, assuming that Nevada law applies (because that's where the incident occurred), that seems to limit emotional distress claims to family members of the performer, not random strangers in the audience.

And a good argument could be made that buying a ticket to an event that's known to include highwire acrobatic stunts constitutes an implied waiver of claims based on emotional distress from watching the event, &/or an assumption of the risk that the viewer might be emotionally distressed by watching the event, even if the event goes wrong.

by Anonymousreply 2507/01/2013

Perhaps if she had been muttering "THANK you, Jesus... THANK you, Jesus... You're my SAVIOR, Jesus," this wouldn't have happened.

by Anonymousreply 2607/01/2013

[quote][R23], assuming that Nevada law applies (because that's where the incident occurred), that seems to limit emotional distress claims to family members of the performer, not random strangers in the audience.

[quote]And a good argument could be made that buying a ticket to an event that's known to include highwire acrobatic stunts constitutes an implied waiver of claims based on emotional distress from watching the event, &/or an assumption of the risk that the viewer might be emotionally distressed by watching the event, even if the event goes wrong.

Besides, isn't it usually the INTENTIONAL infliction of emotional distress? I hardly think the acrobat intended to die that day!

by Anonymousreply 2707/01/2013

This wouldn't have happened if the orchestra pit had a gun.

by Anonymousreply 2807/02/2013

and to think, Celine Dion a few years back had 200 Cirque performers in her show...200 chances a night for one of them AND a floating baby grand piano, to fall on her but no dice

by Anonymousreply 2907/02/2013

R27, negligent infliction of emotional distress is a cause of action in Calif, see Dillon v. Legg, 68 Cal. 2d 728 (1968) -- don't know about Nev.

by Anonymousreply 3007/02/2013

Send in the clowns!!!

by Anonymousreply 3107/02/2013

I'm running a circus...not a Charm School!

by Anonymousreply 3207/02/2013

If I Fell, the Beatles

Help Me (I think I'm Falling), Joni Mitchell

by Anonymousreply 3307/03/2013

Blood on the Dance Floor - Michael Jackson

by Anonymousreply 3407/03/2013

I smell a "CSI" investigation. Jorja Fox will decide it was murder.

by Anonymousreply 3507/03/2013

Wow, some of the most wicked funny posts in one thread in a long time.

Brava!

by Anonymousreply 3607/03/2013
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