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cowboy May 22nd, 2017 9:13pm

Yesterday The Greatest Show on Earth came to an end after 146 years. Did you ever see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus?

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theNobamist Silicon Valley
05/22/17 10:37 pm

Yes it was wonderful. It made me fascinated with animals. I saw them in Madison Sq Garden in NYC as a kid. I'd never seen such animals!

shygal47 Florida east coast
05/22/17 3:48 pm

I can remember walking with the elephants as they paraded down the widest street in town. I think the last circus parade I walked alongside was when I was about 7 or 8.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
05/22/17 3:39 pm

Took my kids a few times when they were young. They enjoyed it....but even 20 years ago it seemed like a faded anachronism.

05/22/17 3:22 pm

I did when I was a little kid. We've passed on it for our kids because of how they handle their animals.

That circus missed a huge opportunity to appeal to the next generation of families by not adopting the new circus model that companies like cirque du soleil have.

05/22/17 3:16 pm

Took my kid for 12 straight years, good memories. Time that it ended IMO. I suspect seaworld isn't far behind.

Iamamerican California
05/22/17 2:28 pm

It was a little tradition in my mom, me, my kids and my granddaughter all went over the years. It was always family fun. We will miss it.