p2pnet view Music:- The lamescream media are on their way out. Which is excellent. They’re wholly responsible for elevating anal orifi to positions where what they say and think actually influences events.
Bono, front man for U2, is an example. A member of the lame and the halt, he’s a legend in his own mind and his hubris has extended to the extent he recently inflicted his musical version of Spiderman on an innocent and unsuspecting world.
Called ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’, it was reportedly a theatrical disaster from the beginning. But now real disaster has struck.
The producers canceled its matinee for today “to add safety precautions after a lead stunt actor playing the superhero sustained serious injuries from falling more than 20 feet into a basement beneath the stage during Monday night’s show”, says the New York Times.
The performer, Christopher Tierney, was the fourth to be hurt working on Spidey since September, says the story.
The opening of Bono’s Spider-Man wasn’t only Broadway’s most expensive production ever, it “was a ripsnorting flop!” – said p2pnet last month, quoting Heckler Spray, which stated:
“That’s $65 millions worth of high-tech gadgetry fail and bad music soundtracking a utterly baffling script.”
The “poor sods who went to the opening left scratching their bonces, wondering if they’d entered some kind of weird dream-state where the very fabric of everything began to fray around them and slowly fragment like crumbing cheese”, said the story, adding:
“They hadn’t. They had spent a lot of money on a shoddy production which saw them ducking out of the way of falling equipment and actors dangling helplessly from the ceiling. The Foxwoods Theatre on West 42nd Street has probably shrivelled up and vanished in embarrassment today.”
Tierney was hrt when his “masked superhero appears to be running toward the edge of an elevated platform above the stage as he tries to rescue the show’s heroine, Mary Jane Watson, who is tied and hanging under the platform”, says the New York Times. “On Monday night, the usual stunt took place, with Mary Jane, played by Jennifer Damiano, dropping (attached by a wire) to the basement below the stage.
“But a moment later Mr. Tierney lost his footing and toppled off the platform.”
Tierney, an “experienced dancer”, had “broken ribs and internal bleeding, among other injuries, according to people involved with the production who spoke on condition of anonymity because only Mr. Miramontez and the producers and creators are supposed to speak publicly”, says the, adding:
“Mr. Tierney was listed in serious condition at Bellevue on Tuesday, a hospital spokesman said … ”
unsuspecting world – Bono’s Spider Man disaster, November 30, 2010
New York Times – ‘Spider-Man’ Matinee Is Canceled, December 21, 2010
Heckler Spray – Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark Starts Unintentionally Hilarious Theatre Run, November 29, 2010
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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