Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Circus Night In Canada

I was a little apprehensive, but somehow excited at the same time to see what the circus has to offer these days. It's been so long since i've last been to the circus. I'm sure it was sometime before i even came to this country, so that would put it somewhere before my 8th birthday.

Even though i took the time last week to pick up the tickets for the event, we all still had to enjoy the big lineup outside the Air Canada Center.

Still thought, once inside, the excitement was on everyone's face and the show was pretty quick paced. Not as many animals as i remember, but i guess the PETA people are all over something as cruel as making animals perform in the circus for our satisfaction.

One thing for the record. The circus is a toy and concession stand cash cow. It really urked me that at every opportunity, the ring master made sure to mention that the children should stretch their legs, come down to the ring (pay for ride tickets) and get on the elephant for a spin. A cheap thrill toy with crazy strobing LED's were $15 dollars. Man... i remember just a few years ago, i could go pay $15 dollars for a pill, go to a rave and make everything fun to look at. I'm not condoning any such activity, by the way.

Anyway, the night was a success, i believe. The girls were quite wound up from the cola and excited about the evening on the way home. It's a good thing i don't have to peel the kids off the ceiling. Phew...




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