When last we left Queen Marie Antoinette (otherwise known as the busker Kate Mior), she was just getting started in a baguette duel with the commoner she'd picked out of the crowd. He was no doubt wishing he had been further back in the crowd.
There were feints and footwork, baguettes coming close to a strike from both sides...
And then the commoner struck a lucky blow, knocking the Queen's wig straight off her head.
This could not do, of course. There had to be punishment. So the commoner was hooded and led to the guillotine. Oddly his bindings seemed to vanish at the last moment.
La Reine brought out a line of spectators to bid adieu to the condemned. Music was being played- most fittingly the operatic Time To Say Goodbye.
And then she dropped the blade.
Of course he didn't die. Can you imagine the headline- unwitting bystander killed during busker act? What came out when the blade fell looked like red confetti (I wish I'd gotten a shot of that in time!), the Queen announced that he was alive, and took a bow to the applause of the audience. It's a great way to end a show, and a delightful act by Kate Mior.