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Verizon Arena (Manchester, NH): Special Pi Day $3.14 Tickets For The May 2016 ‘Ringling Brothers’ Circus.

by Anura Guruge


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At the “Verizon Wireless Arena”
Thursday, May 5th to Sunday, May 8th.


I got an e-mail from Verizon (since I am a good customer), on Friday, with this ultra-special Pi Day offer.

Everything 3.14; $3.14 for the Thursday 7pm show, 1st 314 punters buying tickets at the Verizon Box Office starting at 12pm on Monday, March 14, 2016 — Pi Day (of the century).

I deleted the e-mail because I assumed I would find the offer on their Website. WRONG.

You could/should call, (603) 644-5000, IF you are interested in pursuing this quite incredible offer. Thursday night’s don’t work for us. But we always get the CHEAP tickets anyway. SMILE.


Related posts:
++++ Search on ‘elephants‘ & ‘circus‘ for many other related posts >>>>

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by Anura Guruge

Ringling Brothers Circus In Manchester, NH, May 5 – 8, 2016 — Last Show With Elephants?

by Anura Guruge


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Click here to access the official Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Webpage for this show.


At the “Verizon Wireless Arena”
Thursday, May 5th to Sunday, May 8th.


I was puzzled when I got an e-mail from Verizon (with whom I am registered) that ‘THE CIRCUS‘ was coming to Town, viz. Manchester, New Hampshire (our ‘Queen City’), in May.

For the last 7 years or more the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus had come to Manchester in October. We should know since we have never missed a show during those years.

Yes, last October, with very poor attendance, I did hear staff talking that they might move the show away from October to avoid conflicts with the various Fall Fairs, e.g., Deerfield & Sandwich. So that could have been it.

The timing, early May, intrigued me. They have now stated that they will retire ALL elephant acts ‘IN May’. ‘In’ could mean sometime during that entire month. It is interesting that their promos for the show does feature elephants. So this could be HISTORIC for us. Last Ringling Brothers in Manchester with elephants.

As I have always advised: BEST way to get tickets for the circus (or for that matter any show at the Verizon) is to SOMEHOW, by hook or by crook, go directly to the Box Office at the arena. Buying tickets through ‘TicketMaster‘ is a SCAM.


Related posts:
>> Ringling Brothers helping Sri Lanka elephants.
>> Ringling Brothers in N.H. with elephants.
>> Ringling Brothers: No elephant parades.

++++ Search on ‘elephants‘ & ‘circus‘ for many other related posts.


by Anura Guruge

Ringling Brothers Circus To Do Way With Elephants, All Together, 18 Months Ahead Of Schedule!

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original.

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The original plan, as I had reported in March 2015, was to end the elephant acts by 2018. They have, bowing to increasing public pressure (some of it untoward in my (informed) opinion), decided to expedite the phase-out by quite a bit — by at least 18 months.

As I talked about in the March post I have mixed feelings about elephants performing in circuses, especially Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey. I would rather see elephants perform than big cats. Having grown up in Ceylon, where elephants are domesticated, I know that elephants, in time, become like good dogs. They are happy to please and doing a few tricks, just like a dog, is no big deal. But, I have seen the documentaries, in particular, ‘An Apology to Elephants‘. So Ringling Brothers are doing the right thing. I am still a tad sad. I am 62 years old and have seen elephant shows all my life. Now, I guess, I will have to go to Sri Lanka, Thailand or India to see performing/working elephants.

Published on Oct 5, 2015 Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, “Legends”, at the Verizon Arena, Manchester, NH, Sunday, October 4, 2015 — 4pm show. The elephant act in its entirety. Video shot by Deanna using her Olympus camera.


Related posts:
>> Ringling Brothers helping Sri Lanka elephants.
>> Ringling Brothers in N.H. with elephants.
>> Ringling Brothers: No elephant parades.

++++ Search on ‘elephants‘ & ‘circus‘ for many other related posts.


by Anura Guruge