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Friday, May 31, 2013
Circus Flora opener
Tonight was going to be the season opener of "A Trip to the Moon" for Circus Flora in St. Louis. All started OK but by intermission the tornado sirens were blaring and the show was cancelled, the tent was evacuated and everyone took shelter in the basement of the Veterans Administrations building. All are safe and sound although there are multiple reports of damage in St. Louis including damage to Busch Stadium.
I performed from 1973 to 1995 with a couple years off in between. I did an aerial cradle act for three years, low wire as a clown, trained llamas, ponies, then lions and tigers for 15 years. I am now a firefighter, a member of the Circus Historical Society and an author of several circus and carnival related subjects.