I saw Ovo, the Cirque du Soleil show touring in Perth at the moment, tonight and it was spectacular.
Paid a shit tonne for premium seats. Bought tickets separately to Regan just so we’d both had seats in the second row (admittedly in different blocks). I was on the centre aisle with no seats in front of me ~1m from the stage. It was the best seating ever.
The show itself was spectacular. Really enjoyed the music, which I’d heard a little of prior to tonight. The costumes and make-up were of course fantastic. The acts were brilliant, incorporating everything from nets and rope webbing to trampolines and silks. I was most impressed by the cocoon that turned into a butterfly. I want wings like that.
Even the clown acts were good. During the second act they had audience participation to hook up one of the clowns with an audience member. I was really hoping they’d pick me from the audience (so were my friends apparently) just so I could jokingly reject him and hit on the other guy. They picked a bald guy though, which was pretty great. Also, they did a remarkably good joke pointing out the hypocrisy of the audience comparing a clown crushing a cast member bug with the audience crushing bugs in their house/etc.
I sat there the whole time with a face of pure joy and amazement. I’m really sad I couldn’t take a photo of it, apparently it was something to behold though as Regan told me afterwards.
I bought a t-shirt from Cirque afterwards though just because it has wings on the back. It costs an exorbitant amount and Regan and I were judging Cirque for the cost difference between countries. But it’s pretty and I caved.