Under the big top

Well, it wasn’t Barnum and Bailey, but it was at least entertaining and better than I was expecting.

Wednesday I was sent out to get photos of a traveling circus that was in Williston for a few days. I went there and absolutely nobody was there sans a few setup workers and the big top.

Thinking the worst I drove around some and returned to find some horses and ponies wandering around. I was still thinking this was going to be what I was envisioning as a stereotypical North Dakota traveling circus.

Finally, the third time produced something and eventually an actual circus. There were no elephants or monkeys or anything like that but it was still pretty entertaining.

I stuck around for a few different acts but gave up after the performers stopped the show twice in the first hour to sell stuff like candy to meet Sponge Bob and clown noses.

© 2012 Jerry Burnes/Williston Herald

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