Lights. Cameras. Elephants? The circus hasn’t changed it’s premise in years and that’s the part that we all have come to love. The nostalgia of the big bags of cotton candy, colorful lighted necklaces and the buttery popcorn keeps us coming back year after year, this year there’s a reason for you to go. From the animals, clowns and yes of course the Ringmaster, as the years go by one has to wonder what will they do differently this time. The 2012 theme for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is called Fully Charged and that title is quite the understatement. Both the young and the young-at-heart would definitely enjoy this show much more than years prior.
There are 118 performers that bring the show to life night after night this weekend Feb 23-26 at the Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, Ga. They come from all corners of the globe bringing their extraordinary talents to the crowd in the most delightful way. With nonstop energy and smiles, the team keeps the crowd motivated the entire duration of the show. Not without the musical assistance from the nine person live band.
Lets not forget the animals of course. They are also international performers. With nine Elephants, eighteen Bengal Tigers and twenty-four horses, the task of keeping them in line has to be given to a dedicated and brave performer. Non other than Taba, the charismatic but firm animal trainer is the perfect selection for the job. With a whip in hand, he was able to get the animals to do amazing tricks from jumping to standing on two feet.
A perfect family night out at the circus has a little something from everyone. For those who want to see animals–check. To those who want stilt walkers-check. And even those who simply desire to see a clown do something silly to make them laugh-check. Life’s too short to sit at home and watch reality TV while the “real world” is passing you by. So pack up the kids (whether their yours or not) and head over to the Gwinnett Arena for the final days of this years circus show.
For more information on tickets visit: www.ringling.com
WHEN: February 23 – 26, 2012
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Duluth, GA 30097