|A sign outside the Seneca Niagara Casino has touted
Wallenda’s upcoming walk for weeks.
|Wallenda offered to talk with anyone who took the time. He also posed
for pictures for anyone with a camera and granted media requests almost
without thought. His self-promotion has been impressive. If we can harness
that for the area, think of how much good that can do us.
What I do know is that this is the most publicity Niagara Falls (WNY for that matter) has gotten for something that that wasn’t negative in decades. The last thing of this magnitude was David Copperfield.
Let’s hope that tonight’s wire walk turns out better than the sham that was the David Copperfield event. I’m sure anyone my age or older remembers that the rapids shredded his equipment and proved Copperfield to be a fake. At least I believe Wallenda will actually walk across on his rope.
Some people took offense when Wallenda asked for donations to help offset his costs. Personally, I think it’s a bit cheesy, but I’m hardly offended. And he’s right to claim that local businesses on both sides of the border will see residual economic benefits for years to come.
Personally, I’m looking very much forward to watching tonight. And between now and then, I’ll be reading and watching updates leading to the event … as well as casually playing a game called “Where in the World is Doctor Jorden?”
|Wallenda tweet announcing #WireWalk as the official hashtag of tonight’s event.|