Sunday, November 7, 2010

As promised, Cirque du Soleil 2009

A year ago, I was announcing my plans to tell you all about the cirque du soleil free show @ Trois-Rivières. All in all, every show we saw for the 375th aniversary of our city was amazing.

And the city was pure beauty, there were flowers in virtually every corner, banners everywhere, almost all shops were decorated and even some residential houses joined the city.

Trois-Rivières charmed us and we felt in love like a couple of kids.

As long as I remember, no one complained about anything that summer. It was all about party and joy everywhere. For the cirque's show, every resident of this city went to the nearest mall, presenting a bill as proof of residency at 6 o'clock IN THE MORNING. Some people make it earlier and others even spent the night waiting for those tickets.

From six to eight a.m. we all lined up, we talked with strangers (about the weather, we're canadians after all) we told all kinds of jokes and we bought coffee and cupcakes from a truck. What a fantastic idea to sell coffee in your truck for all those people waiting for their free tickets in a cold morning. I'm sure that guy who camed up with the idea was colombian.
Even lining up people managed to smile!

The cirque ended giving two shows due to the huge number of people trying to get themselves a ticket. The first show was presented saturday the 26th september and the second was shown the next day. We went sunday.

Lights and fire works in the stage

The host of all important shows was an actor playing Laviolette Trois-Rivières founder.

Before the cirque show there were musical acts, we didn't even noticed how much time we waited for the cirque's show. The show was about a typical circus but the animals were played by the artists. The cirque du soleil is an amazing experience for all senses, including the sixth. If you have the chance to go to one of their shows go for it. Their music, stunts, costumes, make up, everything, everything about it is out of this world.

It's such a shame I wasn't able to capture a good picture of the show, but it's too late now to complain. It's kind of funny to tell you all this a year later... especially due to serious criticism about the 375th organization. I wouldn't really make any political statements in our blog so as a good colombian I'm going to drop it.

Let's not forget life is all about balance!
So, a list lessons learned cirque du soleil 2009:

1. To go to a cirque du soleil's show is mandatory in everybody's life. Can you tell me if you have seen it?

2. Citizens should check public investments and projects before are during their execution... not a year later.

3. If you're in love of the city you are living in, you better keep yourself up to date of everything that's going on there. To love also means to care.

4. Corruption exists everywhere. Don't go thinking that belongs only to countries as Colombia.

That's all folks! I have no more choice that continue to tell our everyday in Three-Rivers. Until then!