Spotlight Operator Killed at Bowie Concert

Tragedy struck at the James L. Knight Center in Miami moments before David Bowie was scheduled to take the stage on May 6th, when a spotlight operator plunged 50’ to his death.

Walter "Wally" Thomas, a 20-year veteran of the concert lighting industry, apparently fell to his death after not attaching his safety harness into the guide wire. The concert was abruptly cancelled and was not rescheduled as of press time. The tour’s lighting company is Light and Sound Design Fourth Phase, bas

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