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Tonight was opening night of The Greatest Show on Earth, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. We arrived about an hour prior to the show starting so that we could pick up our tickets then participate in the Pre-Show extravaganza. For about 45 minutes prior to the show starting anyone who arrived was treated to a meet and greet with the clowns and many of the other performers. That was an unexpected treat that gives a level of interaction that the kiddos aren't use to and really stands out among the many shows that come through each year. They even brought out the elephants to see the kids, which was definitely amazing.
When the show started it definitely started with a bang as it was pretty close to the beginning when they literally shot a woman out of a cannon. Of course this was by and far lily's favorite. She honestly wants to run away and join the circus now so that she can be shot out of a cannon. Although, this was the main reason she has decided to move away from the career path she set for herself last year in Kindergarden to be "an animal doctor", I should now dislike the circus, however I love it for letting her imagination to run wild for a while. The chance to be a kid is so short and with all the added stress of the world today it's nice to let her mentally escape for a while.
For my little man however, he didn't get really excited until the second half when it went from about a 4 to a 10 in a boy spectacular. From the man on the wheels going in an out to the troupe of trampoline jumpers my son was out of his chair in excitement over the amazements of the human body.
This was a great night and the kiddos, the price is also great head over and check out one of the next 6 shows over the weekend for a great show and great time.
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