So when I told people I had never been to the circus, I received a lot of perplexed stares. This was no different when last Thursday a friend of mine found out I had never gone. She then began to ask me why there was a lack of circus in my life. She’s from North Carolina, where some circuses are free, but not in Richmond, Virginia. We had to pay for the fun of circus life and my legal guardians could afford to take me. My friend went on to describe Cirque du Soleil as being “the circus on acid.” I kept that in mind when I took my roommate and best friend for her birthday. She’ll be twenty-one in June.
We went Friday night and couldn’t believe our eyes or sides. The announcer said that we were watching Cirque du Soleil Quidam, which my friend’s marching band performed for their audiences in Ionia, and a little girl and her family were suddenly on stage. The little girl tried to get her father’s attention while it rained outside and started to settle down when a knock came to the door. A headless man in a trench coat with a blue bowler’s hat and umbrella comes to the house and throws his hat at her. Pretty much forcing her to pick it up and transition into the little girl exploring the circus.
There were acrobatics that caused gasps in shock and comedic routines that made you gasp for air as you died of laughter. To quote a friend, “There are worse ways to go.”
I hope everyone will get a chance to see such an amazing sight and to tell you the truth, I want the soundtrack. The performance was absolutely amazing to the point that there are no words to describe what my friend and I saw.
Another bright side: Snow Cones were more like Snow Cups and only costed $5.
I give Cirque du Soleil Quidam 5 out of 5 stars.