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A Very Disappointed fan
By Keepingitreal2 from Chi-Town on 10/19/2009
Animal Abuse, Bad Singing, Boring Plot, Poorly Acted
Let me first say, I was very disappointed this year as well. I went to the UniverSoul Circus this Saturday, here in Chicago, and I was completely let down. I didn't particularly care for the fake "Madea" whole get up. The jokes were wack, and her sidekick was even wacker. I've been going to the Big Top ever since they've started out and this was really the worst. They cheated us out a lot of circus acts. The RingMaster, Tony Tone, and Zeke were not there and I was very upset. They should have stuck with the usual formula of the show. On top of that the prices for popcorn, cotton candy, etc. were sky high this year. It took them way too long to prepare for the second half of the show. They were allowing people to get on the Elephants for $10. I thought that was absolutely ridiculous. That Elephant ride wasn't worth $10. That took like 30mins or longer for them to do that. I was getting very irritated. The Elephants did not look healthy. They looked exhausted. If that weren't enough for them, they had to ride all of those people on their backs for like 30mins or longer, they had to also come back out for a second time. If that wasn't animal abuse, then I don't know what it is. They shouldn't punish those Elephants like that. There weren't any clowns, any animals, etc. They need better performers as well. Just like they want their money, people are expecting for them to give us a good show. It's like they rushed with this show this year. It wasn't well put together. If they plain on staying in business for another 14yrs, I believe, then they better do better than that.