I don't know how these high wire acts do what they do. There were standing on each other's shoulders, jumping from one set of shoulders to another...it was amazing. The act below didn't stop with the girl just sitting on the chair. Oh no...that wasn't enough. She stood ON TOP of the chair, then stepped down and let the chair fall to the ground. She stood on the wire resting on the other gentlemen's shoulders while they rode their bicycle's to the other side.
In between each major performance, the clowns came out and made light of the previous act by doing their own stunts. It was really entertaining. None of those pictures turned out especially well. So you'll just have to imagine the kinds of things clowns do for your mental picture.
There were two super strong guys (who were also quite nimble) who tied together two telephone poles and then lifted it up on their shoulders while four women sat in swings at the end of each pole and a clown sat in the middle. It was very impressive.
Then there were these hamster guys. I don't know what else to call them. But they went round and round. They jumped rope and did flips and made them go faster and faster. And they could stop them on a dime. Just amazing!
Mark was giddy about it all. Anya was captivated and Peter thought up was down and down was up. I don't think he's ever seen anything like this. During the intermission, Peter told me he was exhausted and wanted to go home.
But then they pulled out the tigers following intermission. And Peter forgot how exhausted he was.
And what is the circus without elephants?!? Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey know how to make the best circus event ever!
James almost couldn't contain his excitement! They all loved it...and so did Dad. I took a lot of videos. This one below is probably the coolest of them all. It's the human cannonball. Enjoy the show!