Panis et circenses

Circus Flora‘s Tzigan is terrific. I went tonight and had a great time. This year is the nineteenth, but it was the first time for me. It should have been the fourth. I did not know what I was missing. I had seen the tent this year and in previous years without having much desire to go. Having only been to one circus, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, in my teens, I thought the circus was only much fun for young children. Circus Flora is fun for all ages.

The Flying Wallendas on the wire were exciting and my favorite. They were one of several great acts. It was the best dog and pony show I have seen. The horse acts included amazing Russian riders and a horse whisperer. The Olate Family Canine Capers were delightful and fast. The small live band played well without any “Entrance of the Gladiators.” The St. Louis Arches, local youth acrobats who perform regularly at the everydaycircus in the City Museum, mesh seamlessly with these world famous acts.

The circus will be in Grand Center through the weekend. I highly recommend it, and I plan to go again in subsequent years. Now I want some bread.

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Michael M. on June 23rd 2005 in General

One Response to “Panis et circenses”

  1. bobber responded on 03 Jul 2005 at 7:52 pm #

    Glad you liked it. I went to opening night a two weeks ago and loved it. This was my second time. It is really a st. louis treasure isn’t it?

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