Looking up instead of across
Even though our preferred seats were not on sale, so that we couldn't watch at the level of the aerial performers, we did decide to go to the circus anyhow. And we're glad that we did. For the first time, following the practice of Mexican circuses, there was a photo opportunity for kids, and the backdrop was very fine indeed, involving the forms of two tigers. This was very popular. The Barnum & Bailey site claims that it will be impossible to explain the upside-down act way up high, and it certainly mystifies everybody, including us. There was a wonderful troupe of very young female acrobats from mainland China, and there must have been promotions directed toward the Asian community, because many, many of its members turned out for the show. Just as the opera is a bargain, so is the circus. And good binoculars add to the pleasure of both.