Evidently, I'm in that group....

Awhile back, a friend mentioned her husband and her were going to try to get tickets for Cirque Du Soleil when it came through town. It was something David and I had talked several times about going to, but tickets always seemed out of our price range. She mentioned they got really good deals through Goldstar and were hoping to get a good deal again, so I told her let me know if she found one and we'd be interested. Sure enough, she called last week and said they had a great deal going on. So, we decided to eat ramon noodles all week (just kidding) and go for it.

After roping Amy into keeping my kid for a second time this week, we set off last night for our first Cirque Du Soleil experience.

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The one thing I've always heard about any Cirque Du Soleil show is that you either love it, or hate it.

Evidently, I'm closer to the later.

I cannot say that I completely hated it and that it was a waste of money, but I honestly cannot say that I thought it was the greatest thing I've ever seen.

David however loved it. He thought it was awesome.

His opinion is that I was warped from Nicole's opinion of it and had already went into the show with the mind set that I wasn't going to like it.

I told him that I didn't think that was necessarily true....its just that Nicole and I have very similar personalities and we have the same odd likes and dislikes, so I'm thinking that's why I felt about it the way I did, not necessarily what she told me about it.

I thought the theatrical aspect of it was as beautiful as everyone says it is. I loved the lights, the music, the costumes. They all were truly spectacular, but as I was sitting there, I kept thinking it wasn't as impressive as people make it out to be. I was waiting to have my life changed from it the way people talk about it. Maybe I just have really high expectations nowadays? I guess I was just expecting much more.

Also, the main entertainment of the show was the clowns and they had a very slapstick comedy routine, and that's just not my cup of tea. On the way home, David and I were talking about it and I told him that as I was sitting there watching them, I was telling myself in my head "that's funny" but it wasn't funny enough to make me laugh out loud. David thought it was hilarious. Maybe its a guy thing?

Would I go again? I told David yes, I would go see a different show. Would I recommend it? Yes, I think its something everyone has to see for themselves to decide if they love it or not. However, its not as life changing as I expected it to be. Anyone else seen it? How did you like it?

For my birthday a few weeks ago, David surprised me with tickets to Wicked when it comes into town at the end of September. I am super excited about it, because I've heard nothing but good things about it. For some reason, I already feel certain I'm going to love it!

***I have no actual pictures because you weren't allowed cameras and I noticed them snatching them from people a couple of times! I was too scared to risk it!***


Comments

Tristan said…
AHH ..SNATCHING CAMERAS..i wouldn't have took mine either!

lol..i think it would be interesting to see!