Friday, June 25, 2010

The Backyard Circus

This was also at the State Fair. I thought that it's better to dedicate one entry just for it.

I wonder how long has this guy been working here? Daniel thinks the whole thing looks creepy and the boys are too big for that but I still think it's cool anyway especially when the boys were pumped about it.

So this was how it worked. Instead of doing all the work, the old, white hair guy asked the kids to volunteer to be in his show, and he became the ringmaster. There's a girl that became the ropewalker,  a boy that became a lion tamer, a couple of boys that became lions and tigers,  cute little girls that became pretty butterflies, and two human canon balls! Our three boys raised their hands in no time.  

Here's Ezzat waiting for his turn to put on his costume.

He's one of the tigers - gggrrroowwlll!!

Waiting for their turn to jump through a 'flaming' hoop. By this time, I began to think that probably Ezzat was infact too old for this.

 But he said he had fun. He looked shy though.

But these two guys were thrilled! They were the Human Canon Balls - the ultimate show of the afternoon!

Emir got in the canon, the ringmaster assistant 'ignited' the canon - and off he went, flying so high! (sorry, I didn't get any picture in between the transition)

Tadaaa! The Ultimate Human Canon Ball survived again, albeit a different person now :-) - it's Mr. Farhan!(what happened was Emir remained inside the canon, and Daniel carried Farhan from outside the tent and Farhan straighten up his legs and hands as if he was flying like a Superman. Sorry you guys I'm bad at explaining this part, but you get what I mean right?). I love it when Farhan took his bow. It was perfect!

There was a puppet parade (see those big tall puppets behind) after that where volunteered parents helped carried the puppets around the tent while their children walked in front of them, but we had enough so we left. 

 I love the expression of this ilama!

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