Friday, March 30, 2012

Courtesy of Hal Guyon

Good Morning Everyone.
It was a beautiful 80 degree & sunny day on a good solid grassy lot yesterday at The Municipal Airport in Florence, SC as I along with my son and two grandkids attended the 4:30 performance of Cole Bros Circus ! The tent was only about 1/3 full but everyone in attendance really enjoyed a great show. and I understand that advance sells were better for the night show. After Ringmaster Cris Connors introduced himself and the Presentation of Colors and The National Anthem the show got started. Judit & Juergen Nerger had The Hawthorn Tiger act with 10 cats 1 white and 9 standard yellow. The act seemed to move a little slow but was still very good. Bermudez Wheel of Destiny was thrilling followed by Tim Frisco & daughter with Baby Val from the Carson & Barnes heard. The other outstanding acts where, Hair Hang with Wendy & Petya, Abuhadba Family Poodles, Cretu Troupe teeterboard, Thunderdrome with the globe splitting apart, Aerial Ballet featuring Lena & Lana with one on silks and the other working with a net. Tim Frisco had the elephant act with the Carson & Barnes bulls which was very good and fast paced. Show closed with Jos`e Bermudez Cannon and Parade of Stars. Clown spots were the Escaped Gorrilla & Breakaway Taxi. All in all the show was really good but I was somewhat disappointed that there was no Flying act. Concession prices were not bad considering today`s pricing with Cokes, Popcorn, & Floss at $5.00, Sno Cones $4.00 for regular & $8.00 in a lighted cup, Most novelties ran anywhere form $10 - $15. Anyway I talked with Tim Frisco for a good while but only got a second with Johnny Pugh, he really stays on the go and looks to be doing well. Show leaves Florence and heads to Ladson (North Charleston) SC for the weekend then on to Myrtle Beach starting on Monday April 1st. Attached are several of the 70 or so pictures I took, enjoy !!
Hal Guyon
On a side note, The Amusements of America Carnival which winters in Florence was also setting up at the Florence Civic Center parking lot with about 25 or so rides for The Florence Spring Festival. Looks like a big show week for Florence !!!

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