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1. Wintuk really does rock. I'd heard one negative review from someone who didn't like it as much as the other Cirque shows, but I must respectfully disagree. Because the venue is considerably smaller than most Cirque shows, there were limits on things like aerial acts. But the energy of the show was amazing, there were the normal number of "that is just not humanly possible" moments, and the ending was fabulous.

2. Company was great, too!

3. The Hotel Pennsylvania is tiny, poorly lit, you can't reach the hvac controls because the TV stand is in the way, and for the amount they charge, you'd think the damn remote control would work.

4. That said, it is remarkably convenient to get off Amtrak, walk across the street to the hotel, and then walk back across the street to Madison Square Garden.

5. I have achieved Tim Horton's! ... and, I don't quite get what all the fuss is about. *shrug*
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Went to go see my eighth Cirque du Soleil show with the incomparable [livejournal.com profile] tricksterquinn at the National Harbour.  Currently, there are 23 Cirque shows playing in the world, and with Wintuk later this year I'll have made it to almost half of them.  Not bad, considering a couple of them are permanent shows in Canada, Tokyo and Europe.  There's another show - Totem - which apparently will be coming to Baltimore as well as Charlotte, NC, so hopefully I'll get to add that one as well. 

Thus far, I've gotten to see O, Mystere, Ka, and Zumanity in Las Vegas, La Nouba in Orlando, Dralion and Ovo touring here in DC, and Kooza in Seattle (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] dragojustine !).  They're all awesome, in totally different ways.  Each show shares many of the same elements, but each has their own unique blend and style.  The costuming of Ovo was especially awesome, as Ovo is the bug-themed show.  The performers were costumed in brilliant colors as grasshoppers, dragonflies, spiders, and even cockroaches (which is a pretty cool trick, making cockroaches look cool!).  

If anyone is considering catching the show while it's in DC (or nearby, anyway), I heartily recommend it - it's beautiful, and funny, and awe-inspiring.  


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