On October 16, 2013, Andy Lewis will attempt to break the world record of walking the longest highline ever set in an urban setting. At 480 feet high and 360 feet long, this daredevil attempt will be the opening act for the Slackline World Cup Finals of the World Slackline Federation the following day. Both events will be taking place at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, sponsored by Gibbon Slacklines and Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson One. Admission is free to the general public.
The event will begin at 2pm on Wednesday, October 16, and passersby on Las Vegas Blvd (also known as the Strip) will be able to look up between the Mandalay Bay towers and observe the acts. Andy Lewis, made famous during Superbowl XLVI as part of Madonna’s half-time show, will exit the House of Blues Foundation Room 63 floors high on a slackline and walk to the opposing building of Mandalay Bay. Joining him during his record-breaking walk are slackline athletes Hayden Nickell, Josh Beaudoin, and Mickey Wilson, who will be performing tricks on shorter lines at the same time and same height as the walk.
The Slackline World Cup Finals will take place the following day, Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 1pm inside the One Theater. As part of the entertainment, Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson One performers Igor Zambelli and Gabriel Amaral will recreate a slackline act choreographed to the hit single “Bad.” Admission is free but registration is required at www.gibbonslacklines.com/vegas.
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