I saw a Cirque du Soleil show on Saturday with my sister Spucky. We saw Ovo, in which the performers are all dressed up as bugs. I have seen several Cirque du Soleil shows, so I knew what to expect - but it still blew me away.
The acrobats are my favorite. No, wait, the tightrope walker is also my favorite - seriously, how did he ride the unicycle on a tightrope while pedaling with his hands and doing a handstand?!?! And then there was the big closing number that involved trampolines and a rock climbing wall - that was also my favorite.
Let's just the entire show was my favorite.
The circus tent was set up next to the Santa Monica pier right by the Pacific Ocean. I saw my first Cirque du Soleil show in this exact spot, more than two decades ago when my mom was pregnant with Spucky. I was nine years old and I was just enchanted. A man had a fight with an invisible bouncer, and it looked so unbelievably real. I really thought there was an invisible man throwing punches. The memory still makes me smile.
Just seeing the tents pitched next to the ocean makes my heart thrill. I hope I always love the circus.