YESTERDAY'S TOWNS

HOWDY, MY NAME IS BILL STRONG, I'LL BE YOUR "24 HOUR MAN", ROUTING YOU INTO THE PAST TO SEE WHAT THE CIRCUS WAS IN DAYS GONE BY. IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, AND MISS WHAT IT USED TO BE, THEN COME ON ALONG AS WE GO DOWN THE ROAD FOLLOWING THE ARROWS BACKWARDS, TO "YESTERDAY'S TOWNS"! IF YOU HAVE CIRCUS RELATED PICTURES YOU WOULD LIKE POSTED, SEND THEM TO,,,,yesterday1@verizon.net,,,,AND WE WILL TRY TO FIT THEM IN. "24 HOUR MAN" WILL HAVE THE FINAL DECISION ON POSTING.

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Three years at CWM made me a real traditionalist, and I keep remembering Bob Parkinson saying, "I want the people to see what the circus used to be, not what it is today. That's what this site is about!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

HIGH ACTS:

Billy Barton once remarked in his Circus Report column that Mike & Hope Kent were the last of the "High Acts", right away all the Aerial Acts started complaining, not realizing that this was a specific "type" of act. Everyone has their favorite act, and I have many, but the old time High Acts have always been my great love, I remember as a youngster watching Jerry D. Martin at a celebration & have been hooked ever since.

I forgot this act yesterday so had to do a little editing this morning, I guess it figures because no one seems to remember Rudy.


RUDY BERG


Since there is a trapeze bar here I'm sure he did a routine on it
This rigging makes me think of Vino Berosini, who had a boom on one side of his rigging on which he rode a bicycle using a balancing pole.


The worst part of doing a free act was working late at night hoping to hold the crowd on the lot longer.



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