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A few years ago, Mira Craig was a relatively unknown musician who was working hard for a break.

Although very talented and skilled, Mira realized that many other musicians were as well. So Mira doubled down and worked stridently using her live performances and mini-tours to showcase her talent and to secure her place in the spotlight.

During a concert at the Oslo Spectrum in 2005 everything changed
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The venue was larger than what she was used to and quite a step up for Mira. Because there was also a large media and press contingent present, she wanted to make her mark then and there to stand out from the rest of the crowd.

This turned out to be her lucky break in more ways than one.

At the end of her set she decided to take a stage dive, which means that she literally jumps off the stage and into the audience, who then are supposed to catch her. Obviously the latter is an important condition for this to succeed.

This small but important detail was missing when she jumped into what she thought was a crowd but instead Mira had a brutal meeting with the floor. The result was a broken leg.

A sad story but true tale of an ambitious artist, you would think.

Perhaps, but it has a happy beginning because of what happened afterward. The episode was undeniably funny, she became a media sensation and Mira Craig instantly became famous and an overnight success in Norway.

From doghouse to penthouse, the public couldn't get enough of her. She appeared in numerous concerts, TV shows, and promoters fought to retain Mira.

Because of that incident, she was able to accomplish what most musicians can only dream of: to use their creativity, to be in demand, make money at what they love doing, have a loyal fan and customer base, and, in Mira's case, to be able to perform at shows frequently.

Since then, everything has gone her way and in 2008, she was voted the sexiest woman in Norway.

So my wish for all the starving artists around the world: Break a leg ...

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DR VINNY BOOM BOTTS said... @ November 23, 2008 at 12:05 AM

How long was she down before anyone noticed?

DR BOTTS

Lisa said... @ November 26, 2008 at 10:06 AM

Dr Vinny, I don't really know but you have to admire the dancers, they do what they are paid to do :o)

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