Last Thursday – I know, almost a week, life hasn’t lent itself to blogging time lately – Ryan and I went to The Moscow State Circus at Royal Victoria Park in Bath. Don’t tell Amazon this (or they’ll bump me up to 1,000 emails a day versus the 900 that I get currently) but their Amazon Local emails are actually pretty helpful if we’re looking for something fun and different to do! After seeing a few emails come through about the circus, I snapped up tickets for a nice discount and told Ryan that we were going on a date!
We didn’t know what to expect, really, and when we arrived and noticed that everyone was standing outside the tent our hearts sunk a bit. But! We were in for a treat (and luckily beat the line) and save for a few cords crossing through the tent, I don’t think that there was a bad seat in the house! Once we got settled and I finished grieving for the cotton candy that I should have picked up on the way in, the lights dimmed and the show started.
I’m here for acrobatics any day of the week, so while I was charmed by the clown and the juggling, I was really impressed by the aerial performers (some of whom juggled!) and the Flying Trapeze of Alievs White Birds. The show was the perfect length and included an intermission so even thought it was a school night, we didn’t get home too late.
What did make the night extra interesting, though, was getting stuck in a torrential downpour (complete with lightning and thunder and scary alleys that had no lighting) on our way from the circus grounds to the train station. If Ryan and I were meeting for the first time, I’m sure it would’ve made for an adorable meet-cute, but as it was I had to beg the concession stand for a garbage bag to try to protect my camera from at least the worst of the rain! We swam to the station, made it there safe and very wet, and made it up to ourselves by ordering two huge pizzas the instant we got home.
I’m pretty sure that Ryan’s shoes are still a bit soggy, but it was a great night!
The show will be in Bristol and London soon, so if you’re interested, you can grab details here!