Hey guys, I hope your Saturday was ace! Like I told y'all yesterday I went to the circus and I absolutely loved it. Yes, I got a sore ass from sitting on those hard wooden benches for two and a half hours. Also, the acts were pretty lame most of the time, and about 80% of all acts had bits that failed because the animals wouldn't cooperate or because the performers were shite. But none of it mattered: the circus has an air of magic, of an adventurous lifestyle mixed with the despair of changing times and financial struggles. I felt like like I was donating to a good cause by visiting the circus since these people keep a cultural tradition alive with every performance even though the life they chose isn't easy at all.
Circus Pipo (sadly I really hate the name, circuses should be named after the family running it: Circus Rimbaldi for example!) is a family business: the eleven year old daughter sells the tickets but is also starting out as a performer with hoola hoops, the ringmaster sells popcorn and cotton candy before the circus starts and most performers had several characters and acts during the course of the evening. It's a tough life, living in trailers and giving several performances per day, moving from town to town every week... So yeah, go to the circus, people: support these performers and have fun while doing it!
And I'll take you on a small photo-tour through my evening at the circus :-) First up: arrival and cotton candy!
Actually I don't even like cotton candy that much, tastewise at least, but it smells and looks SO COOL
Next up: we entered the venue and were ushered to our seats on the bleachers by one of the performers, Cheyenne, who spoke perfect Dutch even though the ringmaster told us she was Italian. Ah, the razzle dazzle of showbiz! <3
Just before the show was the perfect time for some outfit pictures. I wanted to dress for the circus theme and went with lace up ankle boots because they give that old time costumey vibe, fishnets for the sexy sexy, bright orange-blue stripes to evoke the typical red-blue circus stripes, a cable knit and military-style coat for warmth et voila, my circus outfit!
I also had popcorn.
And then the show started. Keep an eye open for the hot booty on the juggler (he was adorbs), the hoola hoop girl looking like Little Miss Sunshine's Abi Breslin, Cheyenne doing tricks high up in the ropes, bulls, llama's and donkeys, a sitting pony and a pirate doing magician tricks.
Totally Little Miss Sunshine, right? She basically dropped all the hoola hoops but she was just eleven years old and adorable and it just made the whole show that much more lame/awesome, all at the same time <3
After the show, night had fallen and the lights around the tent gave our night even more enchantment. A great evening! Especially since we got home and enjoyed a big bowl of hot, spicy spaghetti bolognese.
boots, sweater: Zara