The moment I received the email confirmation of my purchased Cirque Du Soleil tickets, I couldn’t contain myself from excitement. I knew that even it’s quite expensive, it will be worth it. And true enough, when my Mom and I went to watch, it was indeed worth every single centavo paid. Also, I wouldn’t want to miss such world class performers. It would take time (and more money) for me to watch them abroad, so why not shell out some money now I thought.
The weather didn’t cooperate at first. We arrived at the Grand Chapiteau, Quirino Grandstand drenched in the rain. Good thing we made it on time even though we had to walk from Luneta Park to the actual big top. I got pissed, but as we get more and more closer, the stress eventually wore off.
And then the show started. Act after act, we couldn’t help but be amazed. We were in awe each time they perform. It’s visually entertaining, with a mix of comedic excellence and the occasional heart-leaping-out-of-the-chest moments. There is a lot happening on stage, that’s why it’s good that we’re not at the very front. The view from the middle was just right.
I love how they incorporate some Tagalog words into the show – when they did the countdown, and also some words that can be categorized as Pinoy slang/kanto words (of which I refuse to include here). I also love the Magician and his chubby assistant. They made us laugh out loud! And of course the final act, which wowed the audience and gave them a standing ovation. It was an amazing show! Entertainment on a whole new level.
Too bad we didn’t get to take pictures inside. The ushers were really strict. They will get the attention of anyone who’s taking photos and will advise them that it’s not allowed. That’s why most of our pictures were taken outside. But it’s ok, we all enjoyed the show anyway. Truly world-class and truly worth it! I hope someday when I work or reside abroad (I wish), to watch them again. I know I definitely will. This won’t be the last time.
Varekai. Cirque Du Soleil. Un acte de classe mondiale qui certainement ramené l’enfant en nous. I will see you again. After all, I think there’s nothing wrong in feeling like a child again once in a while 🙂