I am going to the circus tomorrow!

@vera5d (4006)
United States
April 5, 2008 8:25am CST
Yesterday my cousin calls me and asks me if i want to go with her to the circus - she got free tickets somehow. I do not really like the circus. I don't remeber even liking it as a kid - I don't know if they are very humane to the animals and such & I think this is what bothers me the most. I am only going because I like my cousin and we haven't done anything together in the longest time! I am taking my 5 yr old son with me - he has been to the circus before and liked it so he of course is really excited. I am going to leave my daughter with my mom though - I think she would be terrified by the noise & bright lights. (She's only 7 months) So what are your views on the circus? Do you like the circus? When's the last time you've been to one? If you have a horror story, do me a favor and save it for Monday, lol. I might have my own to share by then!
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@gemini_rose (16192)
5 Apr 08
I have not been to a circus since I was a little girl, I used to love it they are so exciting all the sounds and the smells and the fun. When I went to the circus they used to have elephants and things in there too which I enjoyed but I do not think they have animals now, or so someone was telling me. But I am sure they are still a lot of fun and I am sure you will love it! Oh and your son will too!
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
5 Apr 08
i hope they won't have the animals...that is the part about it i don't like, i can barely stand going to the zoo!
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
5 Apr 08
We took my two older kids when they were like 4 and 5 they liked it a lot, but all I can remember is that everything cost a lot of money, we had already paid a fortune and then we had to pay like $18.00 to park. Then we got the kids some cotton candy and it cost a small fortune. It's a shame that is all I remember, that and the elephant parade which my kids really liked.
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
5 Apr 08
i am lucky that at least if i have to go it won't cost us much beyond parking...i won't let my son have any of that stuff there!
5 Apr 08
I like going to circus's though havent been to one for years!! I liked going to the circus when I was younger, watching all the animals and the tricks. Not sure about the circus's being humane, you wil have to investigate when you go!! It will be nice spending time with your cousin. Bet your son is excited. Have fun. Cant wait to hear your stories on monday!
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
5 Apr 08
i hope it will go well - wlil keep everyone updated :)
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
5 Apr 08
I don't like circus's either in the past I have heard a lot of sad tales about the mistreatment of animals in the circus and that's what puts me off about going to the circus, seeing those poor animals made to do tricks and stuff, it's degrading for them. I hate clowns too, they are not funny, I think I was scared by one when I was a child that make me wary of them. It doesn't appeal to me, I hope you enjoy it and I'm sure your son will, probably more than you!
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I hope he will too! I will just have to grin & bear it :)
• United States
6 Apr 08
I've only ever been to the circus once as a kid. And even then I didn't think much of it. I don't know how they treat the animals, but I'm sure some do really good taking care of favorites, and others not so well. It's sort of like a zoo on wheels, only the animals do tricks and there's people involved. I don't know if I'll ever take my son to the circus.. I guess if he wants to go, but I don't think I'll be the one suggesting it.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
7 Apr 08
we survived the circus, but i don't think I will ever, ever go back!
• United States
7 Apr 08
aww.. lol. chuckie cheese next time sounds like a better idea.
@Mamagee (392)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 08
It would be vary great if there's a circus at my place. My children always ask me to go to the circus when they saw it at TV. There will be a circus 2 or 3 years time. But I don't think I can afford to pay for the tickets because of the high price.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
8 Apr 08
we got in for free, but had I bought anything or tickets my son and i alone would have spent at least $75. Tickets were around $11, drinks were $5 each, food was around the same and then they had pony rides & pictures with ppl for $10 & those darn light up toys - they wanted $15 for that! Hopefully my son will thank me someday for not buying him crappy toys and eating before we went and drinking from the water fountain, lol. I feel bad, but i just won't waste that kind of money.
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
I am actually amazed with it.Well,I was six when I first and last time I've been in one.The only part that hurts me is when they exploit animals for fun.I love animals.Can't help it.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
8 Apr 08
it would be nice if they did a circus without animals - i would feel much more comfortable with that.
• China
6 Apr 08
I don`t like the circus and I have never gone to the circus . It`s nothing but let animals imitate the action that people do !
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
7 Apr 08
you are very smart! i am not going to another one ever!
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
6 Apr 08
I have been to the circus, but that was years ago The animals are very well treated. Do you want people to ride people? People jump through hoops? People of short stature to ride on backs of people of large stature? Then you are promoting slavery,. It is not the animals that bothered me, nor the dangers that the trapeze artists went through, nor that the kids who have to travel from town to town. I do not like clowns and the last time, I went to the circus, there were some mentally retarded people there and they let them sit in the ring and get a better view just because their brain processes were slower than us. I believe in equal rights, not special rights. And I still am nervous about clowns.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I think the circus still bothers me, lol.
@Hatley (164237)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Apr 08
Its been years since I was at a circus but I love ciruses very much. All the various attractions,the animals, the acrobats,and high wire people it is just so much fun to me. I do dislike the ideas of any animals being mistreated but the circuses that I went to seemed to be very caring of their animals. I was born on a farm and we used to have small circuses come to our town in the summer and we all went, thewhole town, it was such fun and we would eat all sorts of stuff at the various booths. I know that there are a lot of people that do not like the circus for one reason or another.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I like the acrobats and the unicycle and the magic and trapeze shows...but the rest i could definately live without!
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Good for you and have fun. II was never allowed to see one as a child as mum said they were "nasty" and even when they were free we didn't go, so as soon as I was on my own I went to one and in truth I couldn't quite see what all the fuss was about. Maybe mum thought of children running away to join one. Now, I think circuses are more sophisticated. I think you were smart to leave the littlest oe home though. Too many germs, I think.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I think your mom did you a favor, lol. I do not think I will go to one again!
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
5 Apr 08
wow...enjoy! I enjoyed circus much when I was younger but now It wont excite me anymore! My husband said circus in Phil is totally different here in USA, well...I have to give a try maybe..Who knows...It is something different and something I will enjoy much! lol
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
7 Apr 08
we survived it :)
@Roxenne (73)
5 Apr 08
I do not like circus very much,I am animalist at this point. Maybe children like it becouse there are clowns, exc... I think your son will enjoy that!
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
5 Apr 08
i know he will have more fun there than me!
• Canada
5 Apr 08
WOW, i remember my childhood when we have exhibition in winter days we see circus and it was great. you will sure enjoy it.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
5 Apr 08
i hope so!
@itsmepinky (1301)
• India
5 Apr 08
i used to love going to the circus when i was a kid , not anymore now. I used to get fascinated by the stunts they perform and entertain people. But after i saw how the animals are being exploited and mistreated i lost my interest in it. Also the money they earn is not very high , so just for some mere bucks they are playing with so many animal's lives. I feel sick when i am see them. Waiting for your stories on monday ~pinks~
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
5 Apr 08
i don't like the idea of the animals either...hopefully there will not be too many involved!
@whittby (3073)
• United States
5 Apr 08
What I like about the circus is trapeze artists, jugglers, clowns, tightrope walkers, and acrobats. It makes me extremely nervous watching them, but if there is a safety net, I think it's okay. What I don't like is animals doing tricks, being chained up for long periods of time between performances or kept in small cages. I have a problem with zoos too - I'm 50/50 about keeping animals in the zoos. If you want to go, I wouldn't say nay to you though. It's an outing with your cousin and your son will probably like it.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
5 Apr 08
that is exactly what i am thinking!
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
5 Apr 08
it was a great opportunity to be invited at the circus,,circus is fun and interesting
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
5 Apr 08
i will try to remember that tomorrow, lol.
• United States
6 Apr 08
i prefer cirque de soleil particuarly becuase of the inhumane ways the animals in the regular circus are treated.