November 18, 2013

The Circus Is Coming To Town!

When Andy was a small child he had the opportunity to go to the circus. He has frequently talked to me about his memories of the circus. Being a boy, naturally his favorite part was the guys who ride motorcycles inside a cage (cage riding as he calls it). After talking about the circus he would say, "Someday I'm going to take you to the cirucs."

On September 27th Andy took me on a date to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Salt Lake City. Having never been to a circus before I was not sure what to expect. Andy thought we might see some of the things he saw as a child: lions jumping through a ring of fire, cage riding, trapeze artists fly through the air, etc. Little did we know, we would not see any of these things.

To be honest we were both kind of disappointed by the circus. Instead of people and animals performing all kinds of crazy tricks and stunts it felt like we were watching High School Musical. A majority of the circus consisted of cheerleaders who would sing and dance,  this was a big surprise for us and what we expected to see.

They did have some elephants that came out and performed. When the elephants first came out, I felt kind of bad for them because they live on the road and aren't able to just roam around. Those feelings soon changed when the elephants started to perform. To me the elephants looked like they were smiling and happy to be in the spotlight. The elephants ended up being my favorite part of the entire show.

I'm glad that we went to the circus so that I could experience it for myself. Would we go to the circus again? Probably not, once was plenty for me.