Today, we went to the circus in Dallas. So fun. We added it up and its been at least 15 years since any of us attended a circus. I'll admit, it was a little different than when I was 5, but there is something to nostalgic and amazing to watch magic unfold under the disguise of clowns, tight rope / trapeze artists, the elephants walking around holding each others tails, the black stallion, the Chinese ribbon dancers, the dog tricks, the tiger cage and the other feats of balance that keep you on the edge of your seat. I was disappointed that there was not a motorcycle trick act. But, we had 45 minutes on the floor before the show started and it was live action at its finest.
They told us before the show that we could not bring our cameras, so you will have to settle for the shots I got with a disposable camera...hey, it kept me entertained!
with Larry the clown...I commented that this guy was probably a huge dork in high school, but is living out his dream! They say if you can find something to do that you love, you will never work a day in your life.
I know its not all roses, but there must be something to traveling around on the 2 mile long Ringling Bro. train with the 412 people that it takes to entertain us and run the circus.
So fun, this guy was obsessed with NEON...completly 80's.
He was the colorful version of Magee and Me...Anybody?
Playing a little dress-up...those costumes are heavy...and I cnt imagine how much they stink after the show. Imagine doing the laundry for this group!
The trapeze artists were right above our head. I didnt think I could handle it.
That always scares me to death! They ride bicycles across a wire...I'm always amazed.
How fun would it be to take two years and travel with the circus? Their train is like a full city on the tracks. I tried to talk my sister into working for their school. She had a good point that they would probably be bored with the physical education stuff she teaches. I mean their parents are trapeze artists after all!