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News RIP the "Greatest Show on Earth"

  1. Jan 15, 2017 #1

    jtbell

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    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to End Its 146-Year Run (NY Times)

    Ringling Bros. closing ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ after 146 years (NY Post)

    The last performance will be at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island NY, on May 21.

    Many years ago (20 or so?) I saw their train passing through Lake Worth, Florida, on its way to or from Miami, but I've never seen the show itself. They'll be in one of my nearby "big cities" in early February. Maybe I'll take advantage of this last opportunity.
     
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  3. Jan 15, 2017 #2

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    I saw a headline about this last night. I guess it's a sign of the times. It seems circuses are going the way of vaudeville and variety shows on TV, and it would appear that folks are finding entertainment elsewhere, e.g., the internet.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2017 #3
    To be fair the circus has done a lot in the past 20 or so years to reinvent themselves, but for me any animal use in that context is abuse and I am glad to see them out of business.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2017 #4
    As Steven Colbert puts it, they just couldn't compete with the new circus team from the white house.
     
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