The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

4 October 2003

When mere magic fails

For a while, anyway, it's just going to be Siegfried and, while Roy remains on the critical list after one of their famed white tigers turned on him during a performance.

It's a reminder that no matter how many precautions are taken beforehand, the art of illusion is very nearly as dangerous as it looks, and we probably wouldn't pay any attention to it if it didn't look dangerous. (The same is true of auto racing, only more so.) Still, that's not any kind of argument for abandoning the spectacle; it's just the way it is, and Roy knows this as well as anyone. He'll be back soon enough.

Posted at 8:38 AM to Dyssynergy

Horrible news! Poor, poor Roy. I hope he recovers.

Posted by: Donna at 11:29 AM on 4 October 2003

I'm rather amazed that an incident like this hasn't happened earlier in their careers.

Posted by: sya at 10:02 PM on 4 October 2003