The circus is only here for 2 days because this is a rural area and there is no point of wasting a weekend of sales here, so I couldn't really wait until my husband could come too. When I told him, he wasn't too upset about missing it, but that's because he's apparently afraid of circus clowns. It's the face paint and nomadic lifestyle in case you were wondering. I'm tougher than him, so I went despite the chance of meeting a killer clown. I only saw one clown of note, mostly because he looked just like Fizbo from Modern Family!
|You have to use a little imagination|
|But this is what I was seeing|
Two notable things happened at the circus:
1. I was pretty sure I almost had YouTube gold of a dude getting eaten by a pissed off tiger, but then they sent the angry one back to his cage early. I wouldn't even go in a small cage with 8 angry house cats, but this leathery German dude wearing just a bolero jacket with nothing underneath was in there with 8 tigers. I never realized how much tigers hate tricks, but this was the first time I've ever sat close enough to see their facial expressions.
|They all had this face the whole time|
2. Circus folk from Romania have different standards for appropriate stunt outfits. They had these two chicks that they were constantly tossing up in the air and during the first half, they had thongs under their skirts and then hot pants with their butts dangling out for the second half. They were obviously fit girls, but one had brought over a lot more junk in her trunk from Romania and there was a lot of...movement when she landed. Then they had a whole routine of scantily clad women dangling from rings over the crowds, so all in all...it was different from what I remember as a kid going to the circus. Turns out my husband should have come with us after all.
There were good things too, like when they had a little girl do a routine with a baby elephant. When they hugged, I almost cried. Damn hormones.
|They love each each so much|
Faith only liked the animal parts and completely zoned out whenever human performers came out.
|OMG Mommy, that magician was SO BORING.|
We still had a great time overall and it was a good way to spend a rainy afternoon.
|Mommy, I refuse to smile on command.|
If you couldn't tell by my hair in that picture, it was super humid. You can always look to Faith's ponytail as a humidity measurement. It only curls like this at 90%+ humidity.
|Weather forecast called for extra frizz today|
I had a long rant prepared about the banning of gay marriage in North Carolina, but then President Obama quelled my rage. Now all I have to share is this amazing picture that pretty much says it all.
|Again, I love the internet so much|
Do you like the circus? I know all about the evils of the circus because Barnum and Bailey came to my college every year and the protesters always handed out stuff, but all the animals I saw today (other than the pissed off tigers) looked healthy and happy so I feel ok about going.