New York (May 10, 2006)–They say there’s a million stories in the naked city, and while that’s probably a low ballpark figure, there were at least two of them in Manhattan on Monday. Likely the one garnering more attention was magician David Blaine, who was finishing up a week spent living underwater via an airhose, submerged in a 7,570.60-liter saltwater fishbowl just 2.4 meters wide.
A half-dozen Nexo Geo S loudspeakers hang off in the distance, as magician David Blane spends the last of his 177 hours underwater at Lincoln center.Fans and spectators were flocking to Lincoln Center to see the final hours before Blaine emerged for a live TV special, Drowned Alive that evening.
Ensuring that the crowds onhand could hear every word during the special were four hangs of Nexo Geo S805 vertical tangent array loudspeakers, each hanging six boxes deep, all supplied by PRG. Meanwhile, Wireless First was onhand, handling the wireless needs of the TV production, as evidenced by a variety of proprietary and Sennheiser wireless antennas.
When the stuntman finally did come up for air after 177 hours, he then attempted to break the world record for holding one’s breath underwater, while shackled to chains. The record still stands, however, as Blaine was pulled out convulsing at 7 minutes, 8 seconds–a full 1:50 short of the record.
The American Bible Society is holding a sidewalk Bible read-a-thon, with Crown-powered EAW loudspeakers spreading the word.While some spectators may have been praying that Blaine would survive his stunt, a mere three blocks away, the American Bible Society was doing a lot of praying of its own, with a sidewalk Bible Read-A-Thon to celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary. Passers-by walking along Broadway can stop to hear the Good Book via a selection of Crown-powered EAW loudspeakers between now and May 13.