Great London Circus Los Latinos

Posted By on September 19, 2012

Los Latinos 615x1024 Great London Circus Los LatinosHerbie and Marcela, Los Latinos. Herbie also did the slide for life on the show. Did I ever write about Herbie and how he could steal the applause from the other acts in a 3 or 4 ring display that he was performing with?  It was easy… he would do his trick fall from the wire at the right time to garner all of the attention for himself. Then he would milk the audience for all it’s worth while the other acts stood in dismay. Herbie never did this stunt to be mean only to teach a lesson, that all acts should end their performance together and share the applause. There were those few acts that liked to be the last to finish in a display so as to get the greater applause but when they worked with Herbie I guarantee you everyone took their bows together. When Herbie was featured with his wire act, he alone did the trick fall as part of his act. The last trick of his act was jumping over Marcela on the wire,  when he took the fall and then with the help of Marcela holding him up and leading slowly back to the wire upright. He would look around and slowly climb back onto the wire where he would attempt the trick over again..Drama..You could hear a pin drop. Of course the trick was completed and many was the time I saw a standing ovation. The fall closing  his act for a few moments made him the greatest wire walker of all. That’s what showmen do.

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Great London Circus Cat Problem

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Great London Loins 1024x627 Great London Circus Cat Problem   The cats that Alfonso was working were not all that bad but like always there is one or two trouble makers in the arena. At this time I had my eye on one of them. At times Alfonso would turn his back to this cat I told him never do so, as he is doing in this photo. The cat was a jughead and if it wasn’t for the two good tricks he did he would be better off in a zoo. Note how all the cats are looking at the Cindy at the back right of the arena. This was not good, too much of a distraction. When I saw this photo, which I had totally forgotten about, I remembered the almost fatal problem. I was watching that one cat, when he lowered his head and leaned forward, I knew he was about to come off his set. I yelled out  “Pancho”,  Alfonso’s nick name and at the same time got up moving toward the cat to catch his eye. A second or two went by as he now was watching me, this was good in that his thinking changed from Alfonso to me. I had some run ins with this cat before and he had some respect for me.

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Buffalo Bill Performer #1

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