I’m sure by now you have all gathered how much I love the circus, what you didn’t know though, is that since I was a little girl I used spend hours on end walking up and down my fence pretending it was a tightrope and praying one day I would actually be on one. In my 20’s when the internet became a thing I started watching Cirque Du Soleil videos intently and always found them so mesmerizing. A few years back I went to the Michael Jackson Tribute by Cirque and then last year I went to Totem, I was so excited that at one point I had a nose bleed and had to run off to the toilets, not kidding.
Over the weekend I got to go to Kooza and I think my poor husband was looking at me like “who is this person?”. I was LITERALLY on the edge of my seat (poor guy behind me), I was clapping like my elbows were going to snap and at times I got dry mouth because I was gasping at the daring parts. I almost punched him once, well I did actually punch him now that I think of it, because I thought there was no way the man who sat on the chair on the pole that was over the shoulders of the men on bikes that were on the tightrope (yeah I know, read it again until you can envision it), wasn’t going to fall! I was biting my fingers when the man on stilts was propelled into the air on a teeterboard, flipping and landing STANDING on his stilts again.
I don’t want to spoil it for you and giveaway everything but I actually can’t stop myself, like the commentary my poor husband endured the whole way though the show like I was a 5-year-old, excitedly having conversations and “What ifs?”. I really have to tell you about The Wheel of Death though, my heart was almost not strong enough for that one, and I’m not sure if it was part of the show but as he was skipping on his skipping rope as this hamster wheel went around in circles around and around, so fast, he was airborne at one stage and pretended to trip….. SERIOUSLY!!! I had a heart attack, half the audience (including the performer) clutched at his chest. Thanks for the 15 new grey hairs Wheel of Death!!!!!
Everything was so meticulous, the makeup, the costumes the way they preoccupy the audience while the others scurry around and prepare for the next segment. Everything is times so well and executed so gracefully, chairs aren’t thrown down to a catcher at the bottom, they were attached to a pole that was handled by 3 helpers are gorgeously costumed girls walked out on stage without breaking stride and walking off with them one by one. Ok I may have over analysed everything but I am all about the finer details. As I said earlier, I could go on for hours but I don’t want to give everything away. I HIGHLY recommend going, your kids will l love it but I chose to take hubby and make a date night out of it as my babies are young and I dint want to miss half the show looking for snacks in my bag or taking someone to the toilet. Speaking of snacks, refillable popcorn!!! Who does that? Fatty Boomba and her husband were loving the refill at intermission.
BOOK NOW, like seriously, stop making me yell!!! If you can, totally splurge on the packages. I loved seeing them get the crowd involved.
I won’t tell you about my backstage experience but that made me appreciate everything in more. So much attention to detail and the crew were all so friendly and buzzing after the show. Here are some pics of my backstage experience.