None of us has been to a circus in US yet and Arosha hasn’t been to any kind of a similar event at all. The Ringling Brothers Circus was visiting New York and they were giving shows in Barclays Center for three weeks. And three of us went yesterday.
There was a ton of people. Arosha was quite excited. For the first part of the show he was very interested in everything that was going on. He said he liked everything very much.
What amazed us all was them shooting a woman out of a huge cannon through the whole arena at 65 miles an hour. I’ve never seen anything like that and that was mightily impressive. We also liked the elephant program from the first part of the show.
Then there was a 15 minute break and another hour. Arosha started to expire during the break. Then they started the second half off with tigers which we were looking for, but it was the most boring part of the show. Tigers (understandably) didn’t want to do much of anything. They could sit and lye down on command. They also were looking for a chance to take a bite out of their trainer.
There were some interesting segments in the second part too, but having seen multiple Cirque du Soleil performances I have to say that pretty much everything really paled in comparison. It was interesting for us to go and experience American circus, but I don’t think we’ll want to repeat that any time soon.
After the show we took Arosha to a great Japanese restaurant that was two blocks away — Taro Sushi. It’s the one we found right after we came back from Japan. He has never been there. We sat down right at the sushi bar and ordered a good number of our favorite sushi pieces.
Arosha ate more of them than we did. His favorite is salmon, but he also liked white tuna, yellowtail, red fatty tuna and eel. The only one that he declined to try was red snapper and rightfully so. I didn’t like it either. We also had three bowls of nice miso soup.
And that was a full day for us. We got home tired, but happy.