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Sunday, May 17, 2009

VIDBEL OLD TIME CIRCUS--OPENING DAY#3--(FROM FRED HOFFMAN)

Jennifer Vidbel Ashton


Wyn Murrah, Drums & Music Technician







8 comments:

  1. Great to see this show out again! Do they have a route on their website so that we can keep track of them? Please advise!
    Pete, the Baraboobian!

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  2. No route listed on their website.
    I do know this weekend they're in Dallas, PA. how's your season Pete?
    Any info you'd like to share on the blog? Pictures or anything.
    Thanks Dick

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  3. The caption should read
    SUSAN VIDBEL ASHTON,
    Jennifer Vidbel is on Ringling Blue for her second season.

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  4. Dick,
    I've been running up & down the road alot. Hamid's have had me working different dates, with & without my pony ride, announcing, snake pictures, etc.
    Attendance at most every town has been up, up, up and people are spending $$$ like there is no tomorrow. Going to the circus, especially Shrine circuses, is incredibly affordable for such high caliber shows that are being put on, by all the producers.
    I'll have a very busy summer, with my pony ride, petting zoo, and snake photo booth, plus my pit show. Don't have hardly any time off between now and mid September, and hope to keep it going all winter long with new plans that'll be revealed, in the not too distant future!!!
    I'll try to send you pictures soon! A big weekend here in Baraboo next weekend with the different activities associated with, but not necessarily so, with the Ringling display (125 years), memorial wall rededication, and GMR opening banquet! A circus fans dream weekend! Will try to send you some pix of the activities then!
    My best to you!
    Pete, the Baraboobian!
    PS - Let me know where Vidbel will be playing, if you hear of anything!!!

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  5. I'm happy to see they are using a traditional circus tent. Seems there are only a few left. I just can't adjust to the Euro style. I nearly cried when I saw Carson & Barnes new tent.
    Dennis 'Dion' Younger

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  6. Well Dion you better get used to it.

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  7. You don't have to get too used to C&B tent as I hear they're going back to the old tent, as the new one is too much trouble to put up.
    Pete, the Baraboobian!

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  8. Is there any advantage to the euro style tent? To me it only eliminates a spool truck. Dion

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