If there is one thing you can count on in Boston, it’s that the Big Apple Circus comes to town every spring. The circus is set up right on City Hall Plaza under a big old tent. We’ve gone to the circus a few times in the past, but when I heard several of my blogger friends were giving away family four packs of tickets to the circus, I entered a few of their giveaways and wouldn’t you know – I won one of them.
My hubby, Chris, works in the Federal Building right next door to where the tent is set up, so he was kind enough to snap this picture of the view from above.
Chris and I didn’t tell the boys in advance that we were going, so they were really happily surprised when they found out. We’ve been seeing lots of commercials on tv for it and they asked to go every time one came on. When we arrived, they were each given clown noses, which made their day.
The show was really good. The first act we saw was a juggler – and he was only 15 years old.
Next was this guy who did all sorts of balancing tricks on his ladder – that was completely unsupported by anything. It was amazing.
Oh, and these strong men balancing on each other were incredible.
The horses did all sorts of tricks, too.
Then a couple of tightrope walkers went up and did some truly amazing things up on the tightrope. They were a married couple and I was super impressed by her because she sang the entire time she was performing on the tightrope.
The last act were these acrobats who catapulted each other all over the place.
Oh, and what’s a circus without a clown?
I like the Big Apple Circus because none of the seats are more than 50 feet from the stage, so you are guaranteed a great seat. We all had an awesome time and hopefully we can make it back to the show next year.