Wednesday, July 8, 2015

UniverSoul Circus Review

Under The Big Top

UniverSoul Circus provided free tickets to another blogger in exchange for a review for this event. She was unable to attend, so I went in her place. These thoughts are totally my own, unpaid and honest. Just Mi!

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Imagine my surprise when I was invited to a night of fun at the UniverSoul Circus the night before I was leaving town for the holiday weekend. I had the night planned full of activities to prepare myself to get on the road, but I'd always wanted to go to this circus, so I jumped at the chance.


First Impression

The big top at UniverSoul CircusI don't remember the last time I went to the circus, but I'm certain it was a local circus so it wasn't anything spectacular. Since that was the case, I had no idea what to expect. When looking at the seating arrangement, though, I had it in my mind that it would be concert style...like in an arena. Silly me, right! It was definitely a big top. Seating was accommodating to all. There wasn't a bad seat in the house (unless you were trying to take pictures and you were seated behind a pole)! I was starving so I visited the snack stand to buy a hot dog and drink. They suppressed my hunger, but I really wanted a funnel cake! I should have gotten one, but I needed more than just bread and sugar. The other snacks available were circus friendly, meaning you could transport them from the snack stand to the your seat and eat them without any problems.


Performances

There were several performances, crowd participation activities, and breaks to equal about two hours spent under The Big Top that night.

The show began with a performance from a local artist, 4EY "The Future", which is always a great experience. The DMV does a great job of supporting its local artists, so this song is all over the radio. Putting faces to the songs you hear so often always carries a level of excitement with it!

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The show began ON TIME!! Timeliness is important to me, especially since I still had to prepare for my trip! The ringmaster, Lucky, and his sidekick, Zeke, moved the show along at a good pace. Of course there were clowns, but unlike any other circus clowns, these clowns were hip to the game! They made sure to keep the audience amused during transitions.

Forgetting it was a circus there were two acts that involved animals; zebras and elephants. The animals did a wonderful job, but I have reservations about animals working in circuses. However, the people acts were quite entertaining! Some of the acts included:

Color Me Carribean...and yes, they did much more than fire limbo!

Color Me Carribean at UniverSoul Circus

Globe of Death; they started with 2 dirt bikers and ended with 4!

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...and the close of the circus had a great message for the kids (and adults) in the audience: #YourLifeMatters

UniverSoul Circus ends with a message that your life matters.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ~MLK, Jr.

The Verdict

Overall, I had a good time at the circus. I was there alone so it took away from the event to not have someone to share thoughts and comments with like I usually do. It was the perfect event for children and families and it was very interactive. To recap my night, Google Assistant put together an awesome video of some of the photos and videos I took the night. (Don't you just love Google/Android??!)

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If you get the opportunity to go to the UniverSoul Circus, GO! Take the kids and the whole family while you're at it. Tickets are priced well for the experience and you will not be disappointed.


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