Our friend John wanted to become a professional clown. Back in the fall of 2012 he started a crowdfunding campaign to help him achieve his dream. Send John to Clown School! No, Really…
John was asking for $1600, and in just one month raised $1750! We donated $5 and for that we got a very generous hug 🙂
Now John and his wife, the lovely, Clara work for the Kelly Miller Circus, a one ring, big top travelling circus. We went after our daughter got out of school on June 12th, drove down to Browns Mills, NJ and had ringside seats, courtesy of John and Clara. Unfortunately we missed the tiger and a couple of other acts. Our daughter had never been to a big top circus before and this was truly a wonderful treat! I only brought my Canon 7D with just one lens, the Canon EF-S 17-55 f2.8, no flash and a tiny Canon S100 point and shoot cameras.
John is now the main clown act for them, his clown name is J.P. Ballyhoo and his routines were wonderful and really funny! Everyone was laughing and having a good time.
Red, White and Blue Mixed Animal Revue
Carolyn Rice’s – Llamas, dogs and goats.
Silly Strongman Shenanigans
Balancing Beyond Belief
From Lima, Peru – Fridman Torales
Come to the Carousel
A kaleidoscopic display of aerial artistry. Featuring – Rebecca Ostroff. Devised and developed by Danny and Tavana Brown.
During intermission, my husband, David, went on his very first elephant ride with our daughter.
From Ethiopia – Abrham Gebre.
Queen of the Air
The Legendary Rebecca Ostroff.
Amazing African Amalgamation
Liberty Camels and Zebras. Trained and presented by Mike Rice.
Ponderous Performing Pachyderms
Presented by Armando Loyal.
The Human Volcano – Lamount.
From where I was positioned(our daughter was right next to me) you could feel the heat like an inferno coming from his mouth! She loved it!
Here we are meeting up with John, Claire with us and my dad. This and the next two images were shot using my Canon S100 camera.
Here’s that “hug”!
Jayden got to meet Lamount A.K.A. The Human Volcano, she was really excited to chat with him!
David and Jayden joined other children for a camera ride with The Human Volcano.
Bouncy House Badness!
Spotted this young couple as they waited for their food to be ready.
Thank you John and Claire for the tickets! We cannot wait for you all to come back to our area again!