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It sure is entertaining, amusing and amazing,
but what really sets it apart gratifyingly
is that it is
uplifting, inspirational and morally rewarding.
In these disturbing times
is a welcoming oasis
of hope, promise and fortitude.
at its conclusion
brings tears to my eyes —
what these KIDS manage to achieve is so wonderful,
their parents must be so, so proud (deservedly).
We were blown away last year and I vowed that I will be back — not just for the show, but also to show our support and gratitude.
It was good last year, and I thought it was even better this year, though on the way home we worked out that they did not have the tightrope walking in high heels which was world class.
All of this year’s acts, including the comedic interludes, were extremely well done. Bravo. Kudos.
It is easy to forget that these are just kids, school kids. Not professionals and, moreover, that they put this astounding show together in 18-days. 18-days!
I was in awe last year and I am in awe again this year.
Yes, I am a circus aficionado who has seen a lot of circuses including Barnum & Bailey (at least 9 times), Cirque du Soleil (at least 4 times), Big Apple (many, many times) & the famed Moscow Circus (in Moscow in the 1970s). In terms of raw entertainment Circus Smirkus is as good! In terms of ‘feel good’ vibes — it is better than all of them!
Yes, I am a fan, a BIG fan of ‘Smirkus’. A wonderful endeavor. Something we can all be proud of.
Thank YOU, Smirkus.
Deanna saw this on the Web and brought it to my attention. Never heard of them. They are NOT, I repeat NOT, the circus act that performed at the “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) semi-finals 1-hour ‘results’ show, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. That was ‘A Magical Circus Christmas’. They seem MUCH BETTER — but they are not coming to New Hampshire. These folks are.
Did YOU see it in this week’s “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) semi-finals 1-hour ‘results’ show, on Wednesday? They were NOT a part of AGT. They were an invited act to serve as a filler to stretch the show to 1-hour. To begin with, Teischan & I, both veterans and connoisseurs of circuses were a bit skeptical since we knew it was JUST a filler, i.e., padding, window-dressing. Then … Bang! Wallop! We were on the edge of our seats. They were GOOD. Actually quite brilliant. We both immediately compared them to what we had seen with ‘Cirque du Soleil’ & ‘Barnum & Bailey‘. We had seen similar at BOTH but these took them to new heights — quite literally!
They are going to be in Lynn, Massachusetts in December. I am going to try and get tickets. That would be fun for Christmas — of course, alongside our yearly ‘Revels’.
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On our way to the 5pm performance of ‘Cirque du Soleil’ “OVO”, Verizon Arena, Manchester, on Sunday, we swung by BestBuy, Concord, and picked up the Nikon P900 I had ordered by phone (with the store) yesterday.
They were not busy and there were no lines at ‘Customer Service’. Took them a few minutes to find the box but it was very smooth. There is NOTHING sealed in the box! That really upsets me. But it looks all brand new. I am charging it right. Though I got 4 spare ’01’ batteries for it, I want to start off using the Nikon supplied battery and also charge the internal clock battery. I am not in a hurry. Tomorrow will do for the first shots.
Quite a hefty camera. But it fits in my hand well. Like the weight. So far so good.
I like BestBuy — especially the Concord store. I worked there for a few months, as an Epson ‘brand ambassador’ a few years ago and loved it. Great people. But only saw two people from my time there. Buying electronics from BestBuy could be an option (despite my status as an Amazon shareholder).