Cirque Du Soleil Offers Refunds After Vegetable Oil Sprayed On Audience

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A mechanical problem during a Cirque du Soleil show caused a portion of the audience, as well as performers on stage, to be sprayed with vegetable oil — oops!

According to The Seattle Times, the entertainment company says it will reimburse all audience members – including those not sprayed with vegetable oil. The incident caused The Volta show to be canceled during the first half of its show at Marymoor Park in Redmond on Friday night.

Cirque du Soleil said in a statement Saturday that a mechanical problem in the hydraulic system led a hose to break loose, spewing “some vegetable-based oil” onto the stage and onto some people in the audience.

These audience members were escorted outside the Big Top by Cirque du Soleil employees and offered assistance,” according to the statement. “No one was injured by the incident and the oil posed no risk for the health of the guests or the employees. We apologize for this incident.”

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