This post has nothing to do with Eric Clapton and everything to do with the Circus. When I think of the Circus, I think of The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. Sure I have enjoyed going to see other ones. The Big Apple Circus was awesome when I reviewed it here. However, it wasn't the Circus and that is what is ending.
The last time I went to the circus was two years ago and here is my daughter trying on costumes before the show..
Maybe she will become a daredevil motorcycle rider..
Her mom my not approve of that occupation for her. Guess it is too late for me to run off and join the circus now, I would probably have been a clown.
I've been lucky to share the circus with my stepson when he was young and my daughter. Of course I have memories from when I was young too..
I remember watching the late, great Gunther Gebel-Williams perform. As a child I had dreams of being him and working with the big cats. I grew older and worked with house cats. Those house cats have always thought of me as their own chew toys so I guess it is probably for the best I didn't work with the big cats. Did I miss calling? Below is my daughter and me hanging out with a tiger..
The circus had their fights over animal shows. A circus isn't always politically correct. It did bring people together and did entertain. However over 146 years entertainment has changed. I will miss the circus but I am glad I have fond memories and that I had the opportunity to share the circus.
A circus train from 2016..
What are your circus memories? Feel free to share. I will miss the circus.