Sunday, January 4, 2015

TOTEM: Cirque du Soleil

I'm gonna be real with you... I'm terrified of clowns. But after last night, I am a convert (for some clowns - the IT clown freaks me out and probably always will). It was my first time at the world famous Cirque du Soleil. I hadn't been to the circus since I was little - which by the way triggered my fear of clowns - and honestly, I'm not sure why, but I wasn't expecting this to be in an actual tent-like thing. When I saw it, I'm not gonna lie, my expectations fell...but man, I was blown away.

Kalen & I were lucky enough to have been gifted these tickets by his parents and I just couldn't get over the amazingly great seats they got us. We were literally four, five rows from the front so a huge thank you to them for getting me absolutely hooked on this production.

There was a clown doing some pre-show tricks & stuff to entertain us and I was petrified. Kalen kept reassuring me that it wasn't like the white faced, red mouthed clowns with the line through their eyes and that he was a funny, sad clown. I wasn't so convinced. But as the show went on, I absolutely loved this clown's personality! He was absolutely hilarious & actually quite adorable. p.s. I looked in the programme and wow, he's cute :P

I hate that the souvenir items & programmes are so overpriced there but we got a keyring, magnet & a programme. I always like to get a programme whenever I go to musicals & now circuses because they're a nice reminder of the things I went to, etc.

I can't wait to see what other shows they'll have after TOTEM & will most definitely be going again! All the acts were absolutely jaw-dropping & honestly my legs were cramping up because I was so nervous they'd get something wrong or fall or drop something. Am I the only one that does that?

Well, let me know if you, too share my fear of clowns & love of Cirque du Soleil. I'd love to hear your experiences & recommendations as well.

Love Always,
Anna Banana 

p.p.s. HAPPY NEW YEAR! I can't believe I didn't do a special post but here is a belated greeting to you all! I wish you & your loved ones all the best in the new year ♡ Thank you for all your support last year & I can't wait to become even better friends in the years to come...


  1. I would be nervous about them falling or dropping as well - every once in a while there's something in the news that in one of the acts somewhere or another there is an accident. Which is horrible to think about, but nobody is perfect 100% of the time, even with as many hours of practice as they have!
    So glad you got to see this show, though, I've only heard wonderful things about Cirque du Soleil over the years - that it's fantastic!
    Happy New Year to you as well!!

    1. It makes me squeemish even just hearing about it. But it was an amazing experience overall. Thank you & all the best! xx