There’s nothing like the circus, especially if you get to watch it up close and personal as I did last night. My friend gave me free tickets to the UniverSoul Circus (June 29th-July 5th). So my family and I journeyed to the outskirts of Northeastern University to watch a spectacle that rivals any of the big named circuses. We had a blast!
The evening started off with a clown having some men do silly dance moves and then an intriguing balancing act. During the course of the night, we saw a basketball duo called Double Dribble breaking the laws of gravity, the High Wire Daredevils spit in gravity’s eye with their death-defying balancing act, two asian groups fly and give a whole new meaning to beating the drums, tigers taking swipes at their trainer, and elephants giving rides to the audience and relieving themselves during their performance. Ewww. Overall, it was an exciting, thrilling, breathtaking night. I am exhausted!
I feel as if I was balancing up high and carrying two people on my shoulders. I feel as if the elephants had walked over me. I feel as if I had been ducking and dodging the swipes of annoyed tigers. I feel as I had been flying around the ring completing aerial stunts only birds could do. I was singing, dancing, yelling, and cheering the night away. When you go to the UniverSoul Circus, you become part of the act.
That was evident earlier in the evening when the ringmaster had five men and five women come out and volunteer to do a Soul Train line. The music came on and the men and women showed their stuff. One guy was so into it that he lost his hat. People were in it to win it and all they got was the applause of the hundreds in attendance. That was more than enough.
The night ended when the lively and energetic Master of Ceremonies brought everyone out to the ring for a final bow. We had the high-flyers, the gymnasts, the dog and tiger trainers, the ballers, and the dancers fill the ring. They stood around in a circle and waved to an applauding crowd. We clapped enthusiastically at the group and made our way to the exit. Our son practiced his own version of tightrope walking and bowing to an imaginary audience. It was the best night of his life.
I give the UniverSoul Circus four out of five stars. My only criticisms were the overpriced food and souvenirs and the graphic viewing of the elephants relieving themselves (something we could have done without).