The circus was small but fun to watch, especially for the primary target audience of my daughter. They had intermission half way through where they charged another $$$ to ride the elephants or donkeys and get my daughter's face painted and more $ if you went on the sole 'ride' which was an inflatable bouncy house. I saw masses of people flock forward to do so only to turn around when they found out how much it was going to cost them for their three kids. Crying children were everywhere. Fortunately, we convinced our daughter that it was too hot for the bouncy house and just restrained her to a one minute long donkey ride and a butterfly painted on her face to the tune of $10.
Finally towards the end, the had a hole pile of cheap inflatable and stuffed toys that they dumped unceremoniously in front of the grandstand and said that if you bought a $2 coloring book, you got a free toy. Of course after we coughed up another $2 and made our way down there, we found out that we didn't get the choice so instead of the cheap inflatable pink heart my daughter wanted, she got a tiny stuffed tiger the size of my fist and with as much detail as a fist sized rock seen at forty yards. You really had to use your imagination to even see that it was a tiger. Finally it ended and there were more enticements for the kids assuming they had the greenbacks to show but we headed for the door before they could fleece us any more. All told, I think it cost me nearly $60 for two hours entertainment, half of it spent waiting for the animal rides before the show that happened in the middle, but it certainly made an impression on my daughter so I guess it was worth it. I just don't think we will be going to that circus again anytime soon.
Now for the numerous pictures I took:
She was literally was right above me as I took this picture. One slip and I would have been a goner.
Proof of the previous statement. Others with performers above them.
Finally we both could relax.
It was too hot for the tigers, the only other animal besides dogs, elephants and donkeys present so lots of time was spent involving feats of balance and strength of bipedal animals.
BMX tricks... so eighties
I found the girl in the background quite humorous. Her only function was to dress up sexy and dance while this guy performed.
Supposedly from Romania. There were no safety nets below them.
I think this was the same girl on the rope above me in the grandstands.
Extremely painful to look at.
BMX boy and his dancing partner were back in the roller skate platform of death.
This seemed very impressive until the next picture...
...that motorcycle isn't going anywhere.
My daughter's favorite attraction though she didn't want to ride them because they were too tall.