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Monday, May 16, 2011

BILL PRICKETT VISITS--


PICCADILLY CIRCUS


Peoria, IL


May 5, 2011



Was able to visit Piccadilly circus, for the first time, in Peoria, Il, 5-05-11, at the fairgrounds. Met Zack Garden and his family. Brett
CARDEN was on the show, for one week, with elephants, Duchess and Janice. Tommy Liebel, elephant act, had just left the show. Brett
thought that Brian Franzen would be joining show in Hoffman Estates, to take Brett's place. Also visited with Jack Cook, and once again
enjoyed his comedy car routine. Show also had globe of death, elephant rides, pony rides, clowns, roller skating artists, juggler, Rocky the
boxing kangaroo, and hand balancing act. The show was well received by the audience. This is first for me - the show had its own ATM
machine placed near ride ticket booth.



Zack, Hunter (1), Jordon Garden



Aila (3) Garden, left, and her cousin




Rocky, boxing Kangaroo



Rocky is the champion Carden elephants, Duchess & Janice







Zack Garden at control central

ATM Machine (show owned) near ride ticket booth



2 comments:

  1. Why did Liebel leave the show?

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  2. Chris there's a couple of rumors going around.
    But I prefer to think that Tommy left to go to Circus World in Baraboo where he's got the act booked for the summer.

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