Monday, March 14, 2011

365 Things - #24 - The Circus!


The circus as a first date? Don't laugh until you've tried it. I had a crush on a girl in college and living in Cleveland at the time, wondered what there was to do for a first date. Dinner at Chipotle was probably the most offered suggestion by my friends. I thought that was weak so checking the paper (yes, when people read the paper to see what was going on), I discovered that the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus was coming to the Gund (before it became the Q; I know I'm dating myself here - no pun intended). Well, I asked, she said yes and the rest is history. We've been together almost ten years and married for two. I take no credit for this lasting; it all belongs to the circus.

That same magic is coming to Youngstown. Take your first date or the kids you conceived on your first date and head down to the Covelli Center on March 25, 26, or 27. The Ringling Brothers are bringing their latest show Fully Charged and thanks to the awesome people involved with the circus (bearded ladies, perhaps?), use the discount code FAMFUN for $5 off. It's the 141st edition of this awesome show (the Red Tour, for those of you who know what that means.)

Fully Charged - The latest show by the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
March 25-27
Covelli Center

Save $5 on tickets! - Use code FAMFUN in person at the Covelli Centre Box Office, online at or by calling 1-800-745-3000