Cirque Musica

Well Enid, the first BIG event was held last night in the brand spankin’ new Event Center, and it was amazing! For those of you who couldn’t make it, I’d like to share my take on the show, as well as the new venue. Ok, most of you have probably been to a cirucus. Well, this was like all the BEST bits of the circus…you know…the most dangerous and exciting acts. The ringmaster did a bit of filler stuff, but the best fluff between acts was the clown. Now I need to make it clear that I do not enjoy clowning. I’m not afraid of them like some people, I just don’t usually find their brand of humor funny. But THIS clown….I laughed so much that my face is still recovering. He took members of the audience and made them do the most hilarious things. Now public embarrassment (all in good clean fun of course) is humor I can really get behind. The show is accompanied by music from several centuries and genres, and was performed flawlessly by our own Enid Symphony. It really added an element of emotion and suspense to the performances.

Now, on to the venue. When we arrived, the staff at the door was very friendly. I ordered our tickets online, so I can’t tell you anything about the ticket office, but the line seemed to be moving along nicely. There was plenty of security, and they were friendly and engaging. The concessions were running along smoothly and was staffed by friendly people. The restrooms were clean, but they do need more paper towel dispensers, dryers, and to keep the dispensers full. (Hubby said the men’s room was empty at intermission.) Now, in case you were knocked out for a medical procedure and missed it, we had some SERIOUSLY high winds and major stormage going on during this event. Inside, the only thing we ever heard was occasional faint thunder. I even went out by the windows which surround the outside of the arena area, and though I could see the wind whipping everything in sight, not a sound drifted in from it. This building seems to be pretty sturdily built! It was pleasant to the eye, and comfortable to walk around in. The only thing that was not comfortable was the seating. Now, the seats are padded, and the seats were okay in themselves, but the problem is that they are all connected and every time one person on the row moved, the WHOLE row moved. It was like being on a ship. If they anchor the seats a bit more firmly, I think this will cease to be a problem, but it was a bit difficult to get used to. The event was not sold out, but it was nearly full of people who were having a great time!

All in all, it was a fantastic night of entertainment, and it was hard to believe we were right here in good ol’ Enid. I’m so proud of all the great things that are happening here, and I hope that you will take the opportunity to experience something new and exciting right here in your own back yard very soon!