The Big Apple Circus and the Coming Apocalypse

Posted on April 18, 2011


I only bring this up because on Friday, April 29, 2011. the city of Lynn Parks and Recreation department will be sponsoring a bus trip to see the The Big Apple Circus on Friday, April 29 (see details at the end of this post). For $25.00, ticket and bus ride included, this is a great bargain. Let me tell you why.

The Big Apple Circus is pure escapism in the best sense of the word, transporting you to another world. A world where acrobats riding single wheels jump rope while pedaling with their hands. A world where goats are not afraid to ride on horseback. A world where the businessman sitting next to me was rolling in the aisles with laughter at the clown who captured our applause in a little wooden box. A world where the expression of joy on the face of the trapeze artist made all our faces glow with astonishment and our mouths gasp when she hung upside-down swinging with the rope wrapped around her feet.

It was a bit of a downer to leave the big top when the show was over. There on City Hall Plaza, standing with his sandwich-board sign depicting the maw of hell swallowing unfortunate unbelievers, was Apocalypse guy handing out leaflets. You see him at the end of nearly every sporting event in Boston. The Bruins were playing that night. Thanks, Apocalypse guy, for stopping by the Big Apple Circus tent on your way to the Fleet Center. Why do you persist in trying to bring people down after they’ve had a good time?

For more information or to make a reservation, please call 781-477-7096 or visit the city of Lynn Parks and Recreation department webpage. Departure time  is 4:45 PM at Manning Field. Show time is 6:30 PM, and tickets are $25.00 per person (Includes ticket and transportation) compared to the $70.00 plus regular price. Concessions are under price-gouging levels and the all the staff are exceedingly professional.

There’s a great “reality TV” show that aired on PBS called “Circus” about the Big Apple Circus. That’s what sold me on going.