please excuse the awful picture quality - we forgot our camera & these were all taken from my iphone (3G)
Last weekend we took B to the Circus. It.Was.Amazing! I'd actually never been to a circus before (I grew up in a tiny little town... there were no circus' coming through there!). They packed so much into those two hours, they aren't kidding when they say
"It's the greatest show on Earth!"
B started out a little skeptical... like he couldn't quite figure out why there were all these people hanging from fabric ... and the clowns! They were actually pretty cool looking & not creepy at all. Then the dogs came out. A whole bunch of dogs, all different sizes, walking on their hind feet, jumping over all kinds of hurdles... one in a dress, dancing. B immediately started jumping up & down, dancing along to the music & clapping. He LOVED the dogs. Personally, I loved the elephants. They were so well trained & they had tricks like you wouldn't believe. Seriously, awesome.
At one point there were 6 horses that ran around in a circle (forgive me, KC, if you're reading this, I'm sure there's more technical terms for it!) & the horse in the back kept nudging the others. I leaned over & asked Mike why he thought that one was slacking off, head-butting his friends. Mike replied that he was actually supposed to do that, to keep them in their circle. Oh, that makes sense! Then my mom commented that they looked sad, which I agreed with... which then had me asking about the treatment of the animals in the circus. Do you think they like it? Or are they miserable? Does anyone know? (Kace, I'm looking at you!)
The tigers were gorgeous, as they jumped & growled & showed off their tricks. The acrobats were awesome, as they wrapped themselves up in their threads (again, technical terms in a circus for $400, Alex?), the clowns were hilarious, & even the villian, Mr. Gravity, was pretty funny! The magic tricks were pretty tricky - we adults couldn't quite figure out a couple of them, the dancers were graceful & the animals rocked.
Will we go again? Definitely!