Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Wee Bit of Clarification

For the record, that was not MB in yesterday's photo (the one with the red eyelashes and hairy armpits). He is horrified that anyone would have confused that gentleman for him, especially given MB's new svelte physique. The guy in the photo was part of the Feed and Seed Marching Abominable band. This chick is also a member. The band performs every year at the Groundhog Day Juggling Festival prior to the juggling competition. It was a rousing performance!!

VC performed in this year's juggling competition. Here he is doing a diabolo toss during his performance.





With all of this excitement, you can bet that everyone stayed alert and fully awake throughout.





That night we stayed out until 2:45 a.m. watching a lackluster cabaret show (during which time we made a mental note not to make the same mistake next year).

On Sunday, all was rectified, as we attended our first Cirque du Soleil performance (which reminds me that everything sounds better in French même un gars avec les aisselles poilues). The main reason we went to see the Kooza show was to get a glimpse of Anthony Gatto, simply the best juggler in the world! This was a memory of a lifetime for VC to be able to see his juggling hero.

Here we are outside the tents after the Cirque show.

Well, that about does it for the Weekend-Palooza wrap up. More regularly scheduled fun and frivolity returns tomorrow....

9 comments:

BIBI said...

Wow, sounds like so much fun. And Cirque du Soleil! I've always wanted to see a Cirque du Soleil performance. I guess the hubby and I can go see them whereever they are in August this year for our tenth anniversary!

And the Groundhog Day Juggling Festival sounds intriguing. Never heard of it, but there is always a first for everything!
Glad that you had fun though!

carma said...

BIBI-
Cirque is definitely worth checking out. They put on a top-notch show with many breathtaking acts, live music and amazing costumes and choreography.
carma

ppompi said...

There's something about juggling and then sitting down that puts me to sleep. Friends even keep score, if it's a really good show 'Paul only fell asleep once'. I even got an elbow in the ribs for snoring one time.

And I wouldn't dare sleep during your son's act, his was one of the better ones.

Glad you enjoyed Cirque.

carma said...

ppompi-
phew! Glad you realized the pic was all in good fun :-) I couldn't resist.
I will pass on your kind words to VC about his performance.
We will use your sleeping/not sleeping as the future barometer of determining whether a show is good or not. Fortunately you were standing during the cabaret!! Otherwise an alarm would have been needed ;-)
carma

Blue State Cowgirl said...

Jeez, you've really got to clarify. Get some captions on photos. I, too, thought it was MB and I was debating whether I should say that the diet wasn't doing him any favors!

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

I can remember (like yesterday) seeing Cirque for the first time!! It is so magical and amazing. Got a chance to see them four years ago at the Bellagio, too, and they were just as amazing the second time. Love it.

The abominable band looks like a hoot, too!

carma said...

Blue State-
You have inspired my latest post :-)

Amy-
Cirque is a wholly enjoyable experience - one that we will remember for a long time; and it may be a long time before we make it there again given the ticket price :D well worth it, though.
carma

Mark said...

I'm glad to think I wasn't the only one thinking that it was MB. In our defense, we haven't seen the side view or anything below the neck, but the beard growth and the short hair helped in thinking that it was him.

My apologies to Captain Cheeseball, I'm sure he would have better choices of lipstick ;-)

carma said...

Mark-
Definitely better choices. The red was rather garish. I'm thinking Cap'n Cheeseball would go for more of a Coral shade (with slight hint of orange)
carma

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