This Friday, I am taking my wife and son to the circus here in Nashville.
Somewhat amazingly, I’ve never been to the circus! But Ringling Bros. is going to be at the Bridgestone Arena all this weekend and we are really looking forward to it.
I was able to ask the ringmaster, Johnathan Lee Iverson, a few questions:
What is a typical day in the life of a circus performer?
The unexpected! There are no typical days at The Greatest Show On Earth.
What’s the closest you’ve come to getting hurt while practicing or performing?
Riding my float. The Ringmaster literally has the safest gig in the entire company.
Do you have to abide by a certain diet to maintain your agility on stage?
I’d like to. It would help with this baby gut of mine. However, no dietary restrictions are imposed. Each artist is responsible for the maintenance of their body.
How do the animals travel from city to city?
Train, truck and trailer.
And… today I’m giving away a set of 4 tickets for the show Friday night, Jan. 23rd at 7 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena.
Update: We have a winner! So the giveaway is now closed:
Did I just win 4 tickets for my family to go see Ringling Bros. Presents LEGENDS! At The Bridgestone Arena for Friday night, Jan. 23rd at 7 p.m.?
Just be the first person to post on the Facebook wall for Family Friendly Daddy Blog (not a private message), asking me, “Did I just win 4 tickets for my family to go see Ringling Bros. Presents LEGENDS! At The Bridgestone Arena for Friday night, Jan. 23rd at 7 p.m.?
If you’re the first person to do so, I will respond by saying yes… After that, I will follow up by getting your family’s name and address to get you all set up with the tickets!
TICKETS TO RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY®
PRESENTS LEGENDS℠ NOW ON SALE
Ringling Bros.® Presents LEGENDS! Comes to Bridgestone Arena – Jan. 23-25
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is proud to present LEGENDS! Drama, surprise and wonder build the excitement so BIG that it could only be The Greatest Show On Earth®. The show runs Jan. 23-25, 2015, at the Bridgestone Arena.
Friday, Jan. 23 – 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 24 – 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 25 – 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Tickets start at $15 with limited VIP and Circus Celebrity tickets available while supplies last.
Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and the mysterious: a Unicorn, a Pegasus and Woolly the Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS!
An hour before show time and free to all ticketholders, the All-Access Pre-show allows circus fans to learn juggling and balancing skills, meet the performers of The Greatest Show On Earth, get autographs, take photos and enter to win a one-of-a-kind Pachyderm Painting.