Saturday, August 05, 2017

#14 Blue Show


Chic Silber said...

Victor Jr "Tito" Gaona

Chic Silber said...

Sitting on the catch trap

after bouncing back from

his comedown (4 or 5 times)

He faked the final attempt

(& the crowd went wild)

Richard Reynolds said...

Best showman on the trapeze I've ever seen. And I go back to Concello.

Paul Gutheil said...

Richard, so good to hear from you again, and your always appreciated comments.

Chic Silber said...

I was in the top in Philly

when they were praticing

Tito's triple & flew over

the apron when a fingertip

catch didn't hold & into

the hardwood with a crash

Victor from the catch trap

yelled for him to scramble

up to the pedestal & try

it again (& again) until

he caught 1 completely

(Early 60s)

Chic Silber said...

Tito tried for several years

in vain to save the Venice

WQ grounds & the arena but

ultimately it was all gone

Last I heard he still has

a training flying rigging

near the bridge & operates

a flying trapeze school