Man on the Street: Barnum & Bailey
Sunday, January 22, 2017
T-G Photos by Amy Todd
Have you ever been to the Barnum and Bailey Circus?
How do you feel about it closing after 146 years?
I remember going when I was younger when it was in this area, it was a fun thing to do with my family. It's unfortunate to see it close, but as much as I loved going to it, hopefully it will provide more opportunities for the animals to run freely.
We have been many times, it was a good fun family thing to do. Maybe things will change down the road and eventually it could come back one day.
(Beau McNatt (front) with Eric Henson)
I have been twice, once in Nashville and once here in Shelbyville. It was a really great show, I will miss being able to go to it.
I have been to the one in Texas several times. To me, it's a big part of traditional family enjoyment. It's unfortunate that they are shutting down as I have a lot of memories of the circus growing up.
I have been to the one in Nashville, and after so many years it's unfortunate to see it close. It's an old tradition for families, and gives children an opportunity to learn about animals. With so many technological distractions these days, it was a good way to spend quality time together growing up.
I have been a couple times to the one in Nashville. It's unfortunate to see it close, it's a tradition for a lot of Families to take their children and grandchildren.
I went to the one in Nashville when it was in the area. It's old time entertainment and is very educational for kids. After so many years it's unfortunate to hear that it is shutting down.
I used to go all the time in Texas. It's unfortunate to hear that it's closing after all these years, I have a lot of good memories of attending with my family.
(Jill Holt Bell)
I remember going a lot when I was a kid, not to Barnum and Bailey but other types of circuses. I just read the article about it closing yesterday. I have a lot of good memories of going. It was always something fun to do with my family.
(Cristian Geist with his children)