Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Review

Last week, Utah Dad and I took the two boys to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Salt Lake City. We arrived early, found great parking and went in to find our seats. We paid $15 for 4 bottles of water and reminded the boys that we were not buying any other over-priced items at the event. Being bribed with the promise of a trip to Culvers afterward may have helped but they were really good and didn't ask for anything.

The "Greatest Show on Earth" started with plenty of flash and fun. The music and dancing and light show was very entertaining and got things off to a great start.

I enjoyed the horse show by the Cossacks even though I had butterflies in my stomach as I watched the riders twist and turn and hang upside down on the racing horses. Perhaps having fallen off a horse a time or two makes me a bit more sensitive, but they put on a fabulously entertaining and daring performance.

 I also am a fan of the high flying trapeze artists. The Flying Caceres are amazing!!

 The dogs were surprisingly entertaining. I was shocked by how much I enjoyed Klose's Performing K9's silly and clever antics. And who would have guessed that I would actually be amused by a cat? I really was!!

The Ring Master had loads of charisma and talent. His partner, Paulo dos Santos was a natural and kept the show moving at a quick and entertaining pace.

Giant, wild cats are always cool.

Neal's very favorite part of the entire show were the martial arts masters the Kung Fu Kings and the Shaolin Troupe. He was so impressed by their skills and feats and talked about them all the way home after the show.

I am always impressed by the motorcycles in the ball but the show last week was extremely amazing as eight motorcyclists rode in the ball at the same time in a spectacular death-defying stunt. Check out the Torres Family.

With the exception of the kid that sat behind Utah Dad and kicked the back of his seat during the entire show, we all had a fabulous time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum &Bailey Circus.

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1 comment:

Saimi said...

Oh my gosh!! How fun is that, man,I remember going to them when I was just a kid. Looks so amazing and entertaining I'm so glad you guy were able to go!! I had no idea they were still around, I guess they don't come to our neck of the woods for us small town people