Amy Schilling Photography Blog

July 20, 2009

circus circus

D and I went to the circus yesterday with his brothers, a sister-in-law, and our niece and nephews. I think we all agreed that it was waaaaayyy better when we were kids. I'm pretty sure I remember lions, a flaming hoop, and yes--a unicorn. We saw none of that yesterday and the two and a half hour performance was filled with lame skits wherein a clown stole the ringmaster's hat and, HOUSTON?! HOW CAN HE GET HIS HAT BACK?! And can I just tell you that it wasn't even a real top hat! Isn't the ringmaster supposed to wear a top hat?! And speaking of the ringmaster, when did he turn the circus into a musical? Because he didn't just speak his dialogue, he sang 90% of it.

I think maybe it's just a part of getting older. Lots of kids in the audience seemed to be having a good time, though I can't say the same for the four with us. I don't want to be completely negative, I really enjoyed the Rebel Riders, elephants...and wow! It's kind of hard to pick a third...oh wait--before it got started a clown took up a cell phone from an unsuspecting circus goer and that was pretty funny. Okay--now for some pictures!

I do want to point out a few things about the photos. That clown is not really smiling, the cotton candy cost $12, I like stilts, and my sweet niece K had the right idea. A nap mid-way through would've been really nice.


  1. Love your story ... glad you posted this because I've been considering getting getting tickets for the circus in SD. Don't think I will now. :)

  2. Jules-your sweet boy may enjoy it, but just know that it's veeerrryy expensive and not so fun for the grown-ups! :)

  3. at this age, it's really all about cirque du soleil. 'Love' was one of the most fascinating things I have ever seen.

  4. I couldn't agree more. We saw two shows last year on vacation and are going to Saltimbanco on Sunday. I'm definitely looking forward to this Sunday's matinee versus last Sunday!


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