There’s an annual music festival in Paris that celebrated its 17th birthday this week.
Named the “Techno Music” festival, it is a multi-day homage to that crazy, raucous, drug-infused form of high-energy music and generally incites young kids to climb narrow spires like intoxicated monkeys, but surprisingly, this year marked the first fatal accident in its brief history.
And the nature of our socio-digital world is that if you choose to die in public, the entire world will witness your doom…over and over and over. The video of this chap was caught vividly on video.
According to BestDeaths.com (yes, that’s a thing):
A young man died on Saturday after he fell off a statue at the center of Paris’s Place de la Republique during a music festival in the French capital.
The man, who has not been identified, had been climbing up the statue which represents liberty in the middle of the vast square in northeast Paris, but “slipped”, a police source told AFP.
The graphic death blog also posted a series of photographs which document the dead fellow’s final ascent up the narrow, slippery statue, further proving that “because it was there” is not always a suitable reason for doing something, especially when you’re loaded.
BestDeaths did not catch one crucial element of this tragedy; Donald Trump!
In a stark, Twitch-like twist, Trump live-fed the fatal debacle for internet onlookers. His holiness narrated the reveler’s death tumble with all the attendant Trumpitudes (Trump + Platitude) we’ve come to love in the past 3 or 4 months.
Social Extinction, however, did capture the footage and I present it here for the first time.