Fayette County

Updated: UK game ‘dancing guy’ falls with girl during performance

Darren Moscoe dances to the song  Mony Mony  in the aisle during a time out in the second half of the University of Kentucky vs. Louisiana State basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.   Photo by David Perry     Staff
Darren Moscoe dances to the song Mony Mony in the aisle during a time out in the second half of the University of Kentucky vs. Louisiana State basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Photo by David Perry Staff

A man known for dancing at University of Kentucky basketball games took a tumble Tuesday night during the Cats’ game against Georgia in Rupp Arena.

Darren Moscoe has danced at UK games for years, but during a dance Tuesday he fell while carrying a girl who stood to join him. TV cameras caught the moment.

The girl sustained superficial abrasions, UK police Chief Joe Monroe said.

UK police talked to Moscoe after the fall, but there were no charges filed and he was soon able to return to his seat, Monroe said.

UK Athletics released this statement on Wednesday: "UK Athletics is aware of the accident involving two fans in the lower bowl at last night’s game vs. Georgia. EMS officials on-site evaluated all involved parties following the accident.  To provide all guests with a safe and enjoyable experience, UK Athletics is emphasizing that all fans keep stairways and entry and exit ways clear. We ask that all patrons please be respectful and considerate of their fellow fans."

Moscoe apologized Wednesday.

Here's a video of Moscoe doing his thing during a previous game.

Related stories from Lexington Herald Leader

  Comments