Too awful to even contemplate.
VEGAS MGM GRAND CIRQUE DE SOLEIL performer fell to her death Saturday night
|by Anonymous||reply 36||07/03/2013|
I smell a law suit.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/30/2013|
They are going to rename it "Kaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/30/2013|
Ce qui est sur son iPod?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/30/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 4||06/30/2013|
R2 you are sick beyond words. LOL!!! :-)
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/30/2013|
Circus careers have a lot of ups and downs.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/30/2013|
Well, that audience got their money's worth.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/30/2013|
OK, where's Julie Taymor?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/30/2013|
[quote]Ce qui est sur son iPod?
Alicia Keys, "Fallin'"
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/01/2013|
There's always someone younger and hungrier coming down from the ceiling after you.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/01/2013|
Live by the cord....
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/01/2013|
"Catch Me" (I'm Falling) - Pretty Poison
"Defying Gravity" - Idina Menzel
"Could It Be I'm Falling" (In Love) - The Spinners
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/01/2013|
That's a hard act to follow.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/01/2013|
She crashed harder than my career did!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/01/2013|
At least she died do what she loved to do.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/01/2013|
"I Fall to Pieces" - Patsy Cline
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/01/2013|
"Falling" (Theme from Twin Peaks)- Julee Cruse
"Free Falling"- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/01/2013|
Now they're going to have to kill off a performer in every show for continuity and customer demand. Less Quebec, more Aztec.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/01/2013|
Life is on the wire, everything else is just waiting. - Karl Wallenda
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/01/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/01/2013|
"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 Anonymous||reply 21||07/01/2013|
"Scream" - Michael & Janet Jackson
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/01/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||07/01/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 24||07/01/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||07/01/2013|
Perhaps if she had been muttering "THANK you, Jesus... THANK you, Jesus... You're my SAVIOR, Jesus," this wouldn't have happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/01/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 27||07/01/2013|
This wouldn't have happened if the orchestra pit had a gun.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/02/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||07/02/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||07/02/2013|
Send in the clowns!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/02/2013|
I'm running a circus...not a Charm School!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||07/02/2013|
If I Fell, the Beatles
Help Me (I think I'm Falling), Joni Mitchell
|by Anonymous||reply 33||07/03/2013|
Blood on the Dance Floor - Michael Jackson
|by Anonymous||reply 34||07/03/2013|
I smell a "CSI" investigation. Jorja Fox will decide it was murder.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||07/03/2013|
Wow, some of the most wicked funny posts in one thread in a long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||07/03/2013|