THE Circus, Ringling Brothers, Is Coming Back To Town, viz. Manchester, NH. Oct. 3 – 6, 2013.
.by Anura Guruge
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We have been going to this circus, at the Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH, for the last 4 years. We love it. They put on a good show (and we also go to other circuses too). Check my posts from last year, like this one.
I am glad that they are coming. Each year I worry that they might decide to give NH a miss on economic grounds. We, by tradition, go to the last show on Sunday night — because in prior years (before all the fuss about cruelty to elephants) you also got to see the elephants walking from the arena to the train. That was always a thrill. Last year, as I chronicled in my many posts, they took the elephants to the train while the show was still going on! I will do a separate post on the ‘elephant parade‘ 0r the lack thereof. Though the Saturday night show is the big hit, the Sunday night show has a lot of empty seats. That is why I worry whether they make enough money from their shows in Manchester. That said, they never send their ‘top’ tour up here. We get the ‘runner-up’ tour. C’est la vie. In this case it really is what you pay the piper.
That it is a dragon-oriented show is cute. Of late the shows have had more and more oriental influence. That we had ‘Dralion‘ by the Cirque at the Verizon just last year seems incongruous. Again, that is OK.
As I said before we go for the cheap seats, i.e., $17 – $22. The first time we went we had a free ticket and that was in the ‘cheap seat’ section. So we had to get three others to go with it. We discovered, to our delight, that the ‘cheap seats’ were not bad given that the arena is not that big. So that is what we do. Buying those seats definitely makes this circus affordable.
Yes, I will do more posts, especially about the elephants, in the coming months.
See you at the circus.