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 12, 2008

FOR DICK FLINT: THE THREE BARS

I received an email from Dick Flint, asking the difference between a Bar Act, & a Casting Act. The next day while researching some items for "The Dime's Store", I stumbled onto this article in the Bandwagon files. It's rather long but interesting, as it touches on the lack of true appreciation for what many old timers still say is the toughest act in the business. It is especially to an old ex "hoe handler" like me, and it talks of tricks that I only dreamed of doing.

Unless I missed something, it doesn't mention the "Flifla", which was a "fly-over" from one bar to the next, with a somersault added, to my knowledge it was accomplished by only two people, Ignacio Ibarra, & Pablo Rodriquez.

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