Thursday, June 01, 2006

Opening Long mount!


The Bayfront Center, St. Petersburg, Fla. 1978, also gone with time.

11 comments:

GaryHill said...

Yeah, I made it on the blog again! Thats me by the cat cages to the right of Barbara!

Bob Cline said...

Watch now with anxious anticipation and amazement as our shimmering, sparkling, sequined sensations enhancing the equilibristic eloquence of the enrapturing elephantine exhibition, elevate and elonagate across the arena floor as prepared, performed and presented by the Worldly acclaimed Woodcock family! It just doesn't get much better than this. Thanks, Buckles and Barbara!
Bob

Anonymous said...

Is Minyak the 3rd elephant back?

Buckles said...

No Minyak is in the lead at left.

Anonymous said...

Someone should send a copy of this photo to all the high falutin writers, directors and production people who put together this year's Blue ringless show. This year's long mount had an astonishing 5 elephants. Where is the world going?

Buckles said...

I was thinking of the previous picture.
In this long mount there were 19 elephants and I can only make out the first seven.
"Anna May", "Peggy", "Carmen", "Mudu", "Hugo", "Zina" and "Rebecca".

GaryHill said...

Wasn't Gilda the sixth elephant back?

Buckles said...

If memory serves me correctly, the first eight elephants should be my center ring act plus "Anna May", "Mudu" and "Rebecca".
Then "George" followed by the two end ring 5-acts. Memories can be tricky tho. "Bonnie", "Billy" and "Charlie" were excluded.
Incidently, this is not the same "Peggy" that I later retired to Riddles Sanctuary.

Anonymous said...

I remember one year at dress rehearsal, spec was going on and the tigers were on their seats and the mesh arena started to come down. On one side it was almost as low as the tigers heads. Of course, a whole cadre of suited types went charging down the track and helped haul it back in place. Would have been quite an even if the whole cage full had been loose amongst the spec.

art ricker said...

Does anyone know how the new ring less circus is doing business wise.
art

Buckles said...

As W.C. Fields once said, "In Sioux Falls the crowd was so big they couldn't applaud this way (horizonally) they had to applaud this way (vertically) and they couldn't laugh Ho! Ho! Ho! they had to laugh Hee! Hee! Hee!
I just received a current review of the Blue Show, it should pop up any time now.