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Friday, May 05, 2006 


Tucson, AZ. Hot. The 75 mile jump from Sierra Vista was easy, mostly interstate highway. Leaving yesterday’s at 5:30 am we were on the lot in Tucson by 7:00 am. We’re at the rodeo grounds for three days. A restaurant down the street still has a Circus Chimera poster in the window, though that show was here in March.

The popularity of “circus arts” as a form of gymnastics has created a market for expensive cirus equipment. A circus arts school may spend thousands of dollars for the standing rigging used to teach single trapeze, or stationary trap, or the Spanish web. Out behind the bigtop where we all live fifty dollars worth of water pipe, a couple pulleys, and some nylon rope is all that it really takes to teach the next generation of performers. Stakes cut from ½ inch rebar, a little imagination, before you know it, circus happens.

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  • I'm B.E.Trumble
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  • Ben Trumble works in circus, carnival, and media relations
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