146 years ago, the Ringling Brothers Circus was founded. As Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey, it still tours the nation, entertaining, as they like to put it, children of all ages.
But that’s coming to an end. The circus is, sadly, going out of business. Despite desperate efforts to remain relevant and entertaining to modern crowds, the reality of the business environment is that a circus just can’t really pull big crowds like it used to. Taking away the elephants last year seems to have been the final nail in the coffin, as ticket sales plummeted.
I was fortunate enough to see the circus last year with my friend. We had a good time. The people involved did some incredible work, and it’s sad to think that that’s coming to an end. But all things do. And that’s that.
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