It’s time for a moment of truth. While I know that there are many fans and it is generally loved, I’m not a lover of Cirque. The production values are great and the music always fun and wonderful, but it’s never thrilled me. Thankfully, I was able to see it through E&A eyes last Wednesday.
I booked the great rate through Cirque months ahead of time, and was able to even get a special deal for food, drinks, and a CD soundtrack souvenir of a previous Cirque show. What made it “over the top” for me wasn’t the incredible feats of gymnastics (although the balancing act was truly elegant and exciting) or the incredible costumes (someone please make me the lizard tail costume!) but the excitement and wonderful from the E&A peeps. Most were cold before entering the tent but the childlike anticipation in the group trumped any concerns over the weather.
I arrived to my seat late, and enjoyed the first half, but was surprised by the uncontrollable gasps and cheers from the great people around me. I asked Jeff about what he thought. He turned to me, jaw still gaping in wonder, and told me that this was his first show and that he hadn’t even heard of Cirque before E&A. “I never knew such things were even possible.” He said. Whether or not it was their first visit, the smiles, energy, and pep in everyone’s step showed that everyone had a great time. “How did you enjoy it?” someone asked me. “It was a great time. Will be glad to do Cirque with you all again soon.”
Bryan Event Manager San Francisco