Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls

We took Melanie and Belle to the Carson and Barnes Circus last night. They LOVED it! Melanie rode an elephant and a camel. Poor little Belle had to sit it out again. Maybe next year. The circus itself was actually entertaining. It was nice to see so many people who came out to support an American tradition...let's not get into the animal rights issues.

The human performers were very entertaining. There was an aerialist that was incredible. At one point, a guy lost his footing during one event and almost fell. People shrieked in terror. That's not helping, people. It reminded of the movie, The Greatest Show on Earth, though not as dangerous or spectacular.
It made me think about the circus performers and their backgrounds. One girl performed a hula hoop routine. She had to have been a rhythmic gymnast. I also couldn't believe the number of kids and dogs who were milling around their trailers. Do they have a tutor? The kids, I mean. I don't envy that life. They were loaded up, and the last trailers were pulling out this morning as I left for work at 7am.

At any rate, it was a fun time.

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