Life on the Circus
Julia is in Monterrey Mexico for her last week south of the border. She has put her high school Spanish to the test in the pre-show segment where the audience gets to come down onto the circus floor to mingle with the performers.
She has also gotten to do some sight-seeing. Here she is at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine near Mexico City. She told me she would bring me to the Shrine some day! (Now THAT made me feel old! My little world traveler is ready to take Mom on a trip!)
She says it is hot, but she has managed to stay safe and healthy!
Starting June 25th she will be in The Big Easy, New Orleans. I remember that as one of my favorite stops. We played the Superdome and were able to go to the French Quarter and take in some other sights. Julia won’t find New Orleans too cool! I remember the humidity being so thick you could actually feel it as you took a breath!
Living on a circus train
DJ sent some fun pictures as well. Here is his 6×8 foot room on the train. It does have bunk beds, microwave, small fridge, and a counter with real sink. I laugh remembering how embarrassed he was to show me all the amenities! I lived in a 3.5×6 foot room with a tiny sink! DJ is Tucson this week and on to Las Vegas next week.
Circus clowns work hard. Julia has been performing in “6-packs” every weekend. That’s circus talk for three shows Saturday and three shows on Sunday usually with a load out afterward to the next town.
I remember being so bone tired. I could barely move. Life on the circus — ah, it was a good life!
Visit my kids on the circus!
If Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to town don’t be shy to identify yourself as a fellow clown or Moose Camper to my kids Julia Bothun on the Red Show “Built to Amaze”, and DJ Weiss on the Blue Show “Legends”. If you are along their circus route, please consider visiting them! (pssst…they love home-made treats!)
You can find their tour schedule and map online at www.ringling.com
JULIA – Red Unit “Built to Amaze”
New Orleans, Louisiana: June 25 – 29
San Antonio, Texas: July 2 – 6
DJ – Blue Unit “Legends”
Tucson, Arizona: June 12 – 15
Las Vegas, Nevada: June 19 – 22
Phoenix, Arizona: June 25 – 30
If you’re going to run away to join the circus…
…you’re gonna need some serious skills first!
Come to Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp and learn from the professionals, just like DJ, Julia, and many of the current and former Ringling clowns have.
I would LOVE to tell you how my excellent staff can help you become the clown you’ve always wanted to be!