What’s creepy, smelly, and coming to Providence this weekend?

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It’s not your Uncle Ned.

It’s “The Greatest Show On Earth.” Yes, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey’s Circus is coming to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center this weekend. Of all places it could possibly go on Earth, why would the circus come to Providence? We literally have no idea. But whatever the reason, you should take advantage of this most bizarre opportunity, especially since it falls during reading period.

“But BlogDH!” you say. “If I’m going to procrastinate this weekend, I might as well do it by doing something normal, like running on Blackstone. Plus, I’ve exceeded my weekly quota of clown sightings!” To which I say shame on you. Of the several things we promise ourselves we’ll do during reading period—go to Newport! go to the mall! have BRRRUNCH!—this one blows all of them out of the water. The Breakers will be here during Senior Week, but THE LEGENDARY RINGLING BROS. BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS WON’T.

There are elephants…giving each other massages. People riding motorcycles in weird spherical balls. People who contort in weird ways. It’s just about the weirdest thing to come to this city after the Dalai Lama’s profanity. Procrastinating by going to see flying people and a clown who looks like the guy who got a hemorrhage at the party at Billy Madison’s house after he passed the first grade is totally justifiable. Your professors will completely understand.

I mean, are you kidding? You’re actually not considering to go see this? Whatever. We’ll see you there. Bye.

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2 Comments

  1. kurzeses

    “There are elephants…giving each other massages. People riding motorcycles in weird spherical balls. People who contort in weird ways”

    Those are poignant descriptions of deans of Brown University. Those things aren’t coming to Providence for the first time. They have always been here.

  2. Nicole '16

    Hello,

    I usually do not leave comments, but I need to do so in this case. I am not aware if this event has passed already or not, but if it hasn’t, please do not attend. The Ringling Bros. Circus abuses its elephants by beating them, tying them to the ground, separating them from their mothers at a young age, leaving them in tiny cages, etc. Please don’t support their cruelty.

    Thank you.

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