The Greatest Show on Earth

We went to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus at the Patriot Center on April 9th.  I wasn’t sure what to expect. The last few years, I’ve seen a few Cirque du Soleil shows; and they are amazing spectacles of acrobatics and artistry. This was the old Ringling Bros. circus. I’ve seen it before. It can’t compare to Cirque du Soleil, right? Yes, it can.

The Ringling Bros. put on a wonderful show. The acrobats performed death defying acts of acrobatics and artistry. Just like Cirque du Soleil. They’ve updated their shows. The production quality, story telling and costuming doesn’t compete with Cirque; but neither does the ticket price.

What does Ringling Bros. have that Cirque doesn’t? Elephants and Tigers! I love the animals. You may not have a Beatle’s soundtrack pumping through custom seats like “Love”. But you have an elephant sitting on another elephant. They also had dogs performing tricks and mini horses.

They had a steel cage ball with motorcycles. I was impressed with 4 motorcycles; and astonished when they added 3 more bringing the total to 7. I captured a video of the feats:

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