Violinist falls, fracturing million-dollar fiddle (1 Viewer)

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David Garrett, a former model who has been called the David Beckham of the classical scene, said he tripped while carrying his 18th century violin as he was leaving London's Barbican Hall after a performance, smashing it to bits.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23179699/?GT1=10856
 

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You must learn to crawl before you can walk. You must learn to walk before you can play million dollar violin.
 

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:smilielol: :smilielol: :smilielol:

Edit: Seriously though that's what you get for playing a freakin' $1mill violin and carrying it around.
 

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Butler: "That's a priceless Steinway!!!"

Clouseau: "Nut enny maww."
 

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Reminds me of those commercials:

"Wanna get away?"
 

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David,

Tripping and breaking the instrument is not acceptable.

Sincerely,
Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon, and Pete Townshend

P.S.: We have provided you with videos of how to do it correctly.

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What kind of junky case was he carrying it in that it could not withstand such an impact? I would have invested in a slightly better one, considering the thing inside was worth a million bucks.
 

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i think once its value exceeds $100, we stop calling it a "fiddle" and start calling it a "violin"

:hihi:

Ah well, if they were ballerinas, they wouldn't be playing with the band. Clumsy ox.
 

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