Today we took Ed to the Big Top at St. Ives showgrounds to see Weber's Circus.
This is the real deal. The arena is releatively small - which ensures that every seat has a great view of the action, although some may be slightly obscured by the solumns holding up the tent.
The local government doesn't permit the use of animals, but in every other respect there is a full range of top circus acts. Solo trapeze, aerial steel ring, clowns (non-scary), contortionist, tightrope walk, juggling, dancers, aerial silk act, multiple hula hoops, and an honest to goodness wheel of death.
Edward's attention was captured for the nearly 2-hour show.
Something he will never forget.
He told me the popcorn was good too.
The circus strikes the big top tomorrow, and then goes to give shows at St. Mary's and Liverpool. See if you can get along there. Tell them Bob sent you.
More historic images of Bennelong Point from a simliar perspective can be found here, here, here, here, and interestingly this image also at State Records NSW which is taken around the same time as that shown above, but is credited as being taken circa 1944. We can see the same pyramidal gantry rig in both photographs.
Matt went around the world and danced with lots of people in lots of places. This video is a lot more interesting than you think.
"He realized his bad dancing wasn't actually all that interesting, and that other people were much better at being bad at it. He showed them his inbox, which, as a result of his semi-famousness, was overflowing with emails from all over the planet. He told them he wanted to travel around the world one more time and invite the people who'd written him to come out and dance too."