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The Circus is in Town!

July 12, 2009 Events, Gourmet, Living No Comments

Last night, a few friends and I went to watch the new show from Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Zing Zang Zoom, at the Staples Center… and it was fun! It’s probably been about 20 years since I went to an American-style circus. Back then, the main attraction was Gunther Gebel-Williams (R.I.P.) and his gang of wild cats; they were awesome. Anyways, when I heard the circus was coming to town, there was no way I was going to miss it. This time around, I was particularly interested in seeing the elephants.

Here are some of the highlights…

The dog act was pretty cute. They had dogs walking on their hind legs, running on their front two legs, and even doing back flips!

Russian swings. Not as cool as Cirque du Soleil, but still entertaining.

Tight-rope walkers.

Someone was supposed to be shot out of the canon. Instead, they performed an illusion where the human cannonball disappeared, or rather, did not land in the designated landing pad, but somehow teleported to the light fixtures way above the crowd.

Intermission.

Elephants! They performed great as usual.

Tigers! In this photo, the tigers are jumping over the animal trainer. This act was pretty cool, and wish it lasted a bit longer. One of the tigers, apparently did not understand english and gave a confused look until the trainer spoke in spanish! kind of funny, right?

For a better idea, peep this promotional trailer:

 

 Fun! 

Link: Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus

BONUS:

Before going to the circus, madame J cooked for us! I didn’t know she was so domesticated =X

She made some good spaghetti. mmMMMm..

..and potatoes…

killed it!

Cheers!

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