Archive for the ‘Circus’ Category

Beja Shrine Circus

March 3, 2008

Yesterday, we drove up to Green Bay to attend the Beja Shrine Circus at the Brown Country Arena. We went to the Tripoli Shrine Circus in Milwaukee last year and the year before. A few weeks ago, my dad said that he had purchased tickets to the circus in Green Bay and we could use them if we wanted. He and I are members of Beja Shrine and he supports the circus each year by purchasing tickets. It is the same circus that we get here in Milwaukee, just a week later. So we decided to see the circus and visit with my folks all in one visit.

The circus was excellent. I am always amazed by the abilities of the circus performers and animals. Unfortunately, the acts do not change much year after year. I have to admit that after three years of seeing mostly the same acts, the awesomeness wears off a little. The kids are still amazed and have fun so we will continue to go.

They changed it up this year by putting one more motorcycle rider inside the steel cage sphere. They are up to seven riders now (Wow!). The new act this year was a troupe of Romanian teeter board jumpers. They were pretty cool. They flipped one of their troupe to the top of a five-person high tower. The rhesus monkey act was missing this year as was the solo act by “Bo”, the elephant. He participated in the group elephant act only.


Tripoli Shrine Circus

February 24, 2007

Tripoli Shrine Circus

Last night we went to see the Tripoli Shrine Circus in downtown Milwaukee. It was held at the US Cellular Arena and we had a great time. We got there about an hour before it started. Before the show and during intermission, you can come down into the arena and ride ponies or elephants and get your program signed by the Shrine clowns. AJ and Erin got to ride on an elephant and talked with many clowns.

They were many great acts during the show. We saw a lion and 12 tigers, two different elephant acts, monkeys, and dogs. Additionally, there were many things that went on above the ring that were quite amazing. The highlight of the night were six men on motorcycles riding around in a steel cage.