Thursday, September 11, 2008

First Circus Memories!


I remember my first trip to Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey like it was yesterday. I was so excited as it was the early 80s and Lancelot the "unicorn" was their main attraction, King Tusk (the huge elephant with the amazing tusks) was still around, and Gunther was the amazingly crazy big cat trainer. It was an exciting time in Barnum and Bailey history and an exciting show. I remember looking at the poster which I kept under my bed for years after seeing the show.

With all the great acts at the circus when I went that first time the one that really still stands out to me is the motorcycle riders in the sphere cage. Watching those riders go upside down on regular motorcycles seemed almost magical. Actually everything about the show seemed magical. It was just one of those great moments in my childhood, a purely happy moment with my parents and everything seemed just right. I hope Connor feels the same way about the circus when he gets older.

Seeing the circus fliers around town when the Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey is coming to town again the same excitement starts all over again and I am already excited about taking Connor to see his first show next year. I had debating taking him this year but seeing as he was just barely a year old when they came through town here. I just didn't think he could handle the whole show though in many ways I regret not going we had some friends that made it with their three girls and had nothing but great things to say.

For a few of you though this may just be your lucky day! The Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey Circus is offering 20% off ticket prices for readers in the following cities :

Indianapolis, IN - Sept. 4-7, 2008
Kansas City, MO - Sept. 10-14, 2008
Grand Rapids, MI - Sept. 18-21, 2008
Denver, CO - Oct. 2-13, 2008
Boston, MA – Oct. 8-13, 2008
Cleveland, OH - Oct. 24 - Nov. 2
Chicago, IL - Nov. 6 - 30, 2008
St. Louis, MO - Nov. 6-9, 2008
Auburn Hills, MI - Nov. 12 - 16, 2008
Highland Heights, KY - Feb 27 - Mar. 1, 2009
Cincinnati, OH - Mar. 4 - 8, 2008

The discount is valid on tickets priced at $13, $19, and $24.00 just use code MCC when ordering tickets on the Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey website! If you get to go leave me a comment and tell me how it was!

Thanks Mom Central for letting us know about the coupon code and sharing the news about Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey!!

I have a special Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey surprise for one of my readers!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out the Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey and tell me which of the three current touring shows would you most like to see!!
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end September 30th at midnight!

52 Comments:

Anonymous said...

wnat this

vmkids said...

Boom a ring looks good but they all look awesome.

Sandy said...

Over the top- and yes we plan on going later in the year

Abby said...

I LOVE the circus! The last time I saw Ringling Brothers was when I was 13, and I still count it as one of my best days. My husband and I had a circus-themed wedding reception, complete with a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey poster I got on that day, and now that we have four children, I'd love for them to experience The Greatest Show on Earth.

I think the Boom A Ring Gold tour is enticing, especially the one in Binghamton, NY.
I've also subscribed to your RSS feed.

Thanks for a great post! It brought back wonderful memories.

-Abby
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jffryclough said...

i know they're coming to manchester, n.h. so i'd love to catch them there

mverno said...

over the top for me

patty said...

I would like to see the Bellobration Red Tour. Always loved the circus

Stephen said...

never been to the circus, would be happy to see any show some day.

Anonymous said...

Bellobration looks like a fun one.
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mulkeyusa said...

This contest is great. I have not been to the circus in years...would love to win this!
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Apr 30, 2009 - May 03, 2009

agordon10 said...

Over the Top for us!

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this! I think my family would like Over The Top the best of the 3. I hope that it comes to a town near me soon so we can see it. Thank you!
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Sarah S said...

over the top blue tour!

llinda29 said...

Over the top

LIDARKSIDE said...

We already saw them this year at Madison Square Garden.

chromiumman said...

over the top, please

kmbennet said...

Would love to see the Boom a Ring-Gold Tour in Bethlehem PA. Thanx for the contest.

hale said...

I would like to see boom a ring.

I can think back to the 80's when i saw it as a kid too. It was really great as the previous poster said about gunther the lion trainer.

I'd love to win this surprise! :)

DOODLEGIRL said...

over the top blue tour in Chicago, IL - Nov. 6 - 30, 2008

fancyfeet48 said...

would like to see the Bellobration Red Tour

missknits said...

they all look awesome but i would have to say Over the Top! great contest! :)

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Michelle said...

Bellobration looks really cool. My little guy calls all 2 wheel vehicles motorcycles (short vowel sound pronunciation) - it's hilarious.
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MMrussianadoption said...

Bellobration looks good, but they all do. They are coming to NJ, YAY
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MMrussianadoption said...

I am a subscriber also

Robert said...

Over the TOP fun!

Tammy said...

I think we'd most like the Boomaring.

Stephen A said...

Over the top!

elizabeth p said...

I wish they were coming closer to us this time. But the Boom a ring show looks great. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

Felicia said...

Bellobration Red Tour looks terrific!

Jinxy and Me said...

Over the Top sounds great!

Jessica Wipfler said...

Bellobration! My daughter has had a crush on Bello since we went 5 years ago.

Amber said...

Over the Top!

Amber said...

Over the Top!

Anonymous said...

over the top

Piplicious said...

Over the top looks fun.

denyse said...

Bellobration Red Tour

Karen said...

Over the Top :)

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klp1965 said...

boom a ring * Glens Falls, NY
Sep 26, 2008 - Sep 28, 2008

Deb said...

We'd love to see Over the Top!

carol drury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
belloration looks great!!

Angela said...

I think I would like Boom a Ring the best.

Becca Ann said...

We went to boom a ring today in Glens falls! It was fun.
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joshuantonya said...

I think that boom a ring would be fun.

Ardy22 said...

the kids love the circus just like myself

blueviolet said...

Over the Top looks like a lot of fun!
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Elizabeth

blueviolet said...

I subscribe too.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Shelly said...

I would love to see Bellobration

Shelly said...

I am a subscriber

Gianna said...

Chicago, IL - Nov. 6 - 30, 2008

mojomomma said...

Bellobration looks fantastic so that's my choice.

Suzie G. said...

Bellobration would be my pick.

crystalf said...

If I had to choose just one I would go with Bellobration but would love to see them all. Thank you!!

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