Saturday, August 21, 2010

Circo Brazil

Last week Molly and I headed down to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to check out their free summer event Circo Brazil. Last year we saw Cirque Magnifique and I had been seeing billboards for this one so I wanted to check it out before it was gone. We arrived a little after 11:00 am to a lovely 54 degrees and a majorly overcast day. I knew it was going to be chilly so I had our hoodies, but I felt so bad for the clusters of kids freezing their asses off while wrapped up in their beach towels while their parents debated whether or not they should stay or bail. It's Santa Cruz folks, it can get COLD during the summer. The fog had not burned off and it was practically drizzling it was so thick. Lots of brand spankin' new Santa Cruz hoodies were spied as we walked the boardwalk.

We settled ourself into the wooden steps in front of the stage around 11:45 for the noon performance. Once the music started up Molly got VERY interested. She danced pretty much the ENTIRE time (30 minutes). We were packed in pretty tight so I couldn't really get the best angle, but I did capture some video.

I really need to purchase some Brazil/Rio/Carnaval type music so Molly can shake her booty any time she likes. Any suggestions?

The procession walking in. Lovely day, huh?

The dancers:



Crazy Limbo dancer. Why yes that *IS* a cocktail balanced on his chin.

Things got crazier. Yes, the pole is insanely low. Yes, it is on fire. Yes, he does the splits.

For the rest of the pictures click here.

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