I had an opportunity to attend the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents… DRAGONS show on opening night at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC and it was packed. Almost every seat was filled in the arena to see “The Greatest Show On Earth”. Ticket holders had an opportunity before the show started to attend the pre-show which allowed you to meet performers, see animals up close, take pictures, get autographs and participate in fun activities. I knew it was a packed house by looking onto the circus floor at all the people during the pre-show. There were clowns instructing exercise activities, a bounce house and dancing just to name a few things. Everything looked super fun and everyone was having a great time! If you weren’t inside during the pre-show then you were outside on the concourse checking out all the cool circus swag you can purchase as a keepsake. I went with the kiddos and mini me wanted everything! He has been a good boy and aside from getting his face painted as a clown, he got a dragon sword and circus 4 wheeler. You also had the option to take photos with cool backgrounds and of course get food for the show!
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & BaileyÂ® Presents DRAGONS is a once in a millennium event that honors The Year of the Dragon. Circus performers from the farthest reaches of the earth have assembled for Ringling Bros.Â® Presents DRAGONS to showcase their astounding acts of bravery and astonishing athleticism. Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson presides over this fantastical celebratory tournament of circus champions that brings together mystic dragon lore with authentic circus feats. DRAGONS is a never-before-seen blend of renowned spiritual and real life legends that can be found only at The Greatest Show On EarthÂ®! For ticket information you can head over to Ticketmaster! *Official Excerpt from Ticketmaster
It’s showtime… I was really looking forward to all the Asian inspired performances and I LOVE dragons! I was so excited at being able to be witness this amazing blend of creativity. I think we all thoroughly enjoyed the traditional performances with the elephants, lions, tigers, and horses however when we saw the swords and performers in their Asian uniforms our eyes lit up. I really enjoyed seeing the acrobats and the women with the strongest hair was amazing to watch. I can’t imagine anyone lifting me up by my ponytail into mid air. I also enjoyed watching the strongest men as they bent solid metal like it was a small paperclip. It was nothing to them! Everyone in the arena was amazed and you knew because the entire audience would erupt giving the performances a hand, and I won’t get started on the ooh’s and aah’s! I would definitely recommend going to see the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Dragons performance. I had an amazing time with my family. It was a great show that ended with… you guessed it! An amazing DRAGON! I took pictures, Enjoy!