Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Night at the Circus

 We heard the circus was coming to town, and since the kids and my husband had never been and I hadn't been since I was a kid, we decided to go. We weren't sure what to expect, so we got there early. We found a three-ring circus in front of the grandstand. We could feel the excitement in the air! We splurged, letting the kids share a cotton candy that they really, really wanted (Desert Girl wondered why her stomach hurt after eating some of it--hmm). Desert Girl even got her face painted.

Soon it was time for the circus to begin. Some impressive tigers opened the show. I have to admit I was more impressed with the ability of the aerialists (and I also enjoyed seeing how they did the rigging).

I won't be doing this anytime soon!

Another memorable act was the man who climbed on this contraption as it was spinning around.

Before long he was jumping inside it.

And then he was on top of it, walking as it made a complete revolution, and even doing it once blindfolded.

There were various animal tricks.

The hula hoop tricks were pretty cool. I have trouble with just one!

The circus even had elephants.

Some of the performances were quite stunning. When we asked the kids what they liked the best, they both agreed they liked the clowns best.
It was a fun summer night. It was also fun watching the logistics of it all, as the traveling circus had been in Cedar City the night before and was headed to Spring Creek the next night. The tigers were all packed up and had left by intermission. It's quite an operation to put on a circus, as the number of semi trailers and RVs showed. They have nearly every night the whole summer booked, so I think the "rest day" is when they stay in the same city for two days in a row and don't have to travel anywhere.

I don't think I'll be running away to go join the circus anytime soon, but I might go back to watch another one!


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