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Friday, May 24, 2013

Circus Marriage Proposal: Performer Uses Giant Balloon To 'Pop' The Question (PHOTOS)


Jonathan Evans
from:  The Huffington Post
By Erin Migdol
05/23/2013
Most men get ready to propose to their girlfriends by putting on a nice outfit and making sure the ring is tucked into their pocket. Vancouver circus performer Nigel Wakita got ready by by stuffing himself inside a giant balloon!
Wakita is the director of recreational education and a performer at the Vancouver Circus School, and his girlfriend, Fiona Walsh, also works at the school as a performer and office administrator. He told HuffPost Weddings that, since he knew she wanted a big, public proposal, he decided to organize a show at the school and pop the question during his balloon act, in which he puts himself inside a giant balloon.
Wakita and his fellow performers told Walsh that they would be putting on a free show on May 18. Walsh agreed to not only participate in the show, but also help promote it (which allowed their friends and family to attend without making Walsh suspicious).

The show, held at the school's performance space, attracted about 250 spectators and included acts like trapeze artists, jugglers and contortionists. Towards the end of the hour-long show, Walsh took the stage to perform her silk aerial routine. Then, Wakita joined her onstage to perform his crowd-pleasing balloon act.
 
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Using a leaf-blower, Wakita filled a giant balloon with air and fit himself inside it. After entertaining the crowd for a few minutes, he bounced over to the wings for the "quick change" portion of the act. Wakita said normally, his castmembers feed him a silly outfit through the opening in the balloon, and he changes inside the ballon and reveals his new outfit after escaping from the balloon. This time, however, they gave him a nice pair of black pants and a shirt -- and the ring.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/23/circus-marriage-proposal_n_3322178.html

1 comment:

  1. The pictures shared by you are good. If in case, anyone wants to have the wedding event to be a fun and whimsical, a circus theme could be perfect for the wedding event by hiring the best artists in Dubai. It can be done in such a way that it is cheerful without being childish.

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