Last year I failed to mention that we attended the Cirque du Soleil: Kurios, here in Atlanta. That encounter was Steve’s first experience with a Cirque du Soleil, and, as is customary, the performances in the show were wonderful, colorful, thrilling. The music, costumes, and theme were unique. Our seats were excellent. Steve loved the show.
Since then, we’ve seen a couple of their shows in Las Vegas. The Beetles show was stunning! I blogged about it here.
Last weekend we attended this year’s Cirque du Soleil: Luzia. This year’s show was unique for several reason.
The company actually allowed the attendees to take photos and shoot short videos as long as you didn’t use a flash, which could distract a performer. I thought this was brilliant on their part, absolutely brilliant! They get it! Allowing people to take photos and short videos is free advertising for them on social media.
Nobody is going to use their videos or photos to steal their “intellectual property” or in any way reduce their revenue intake. By posting media from the show to blogs and social media, we provide them with free advertising. Thank you, Cirque du Soleil! Here’s some free advertising for you!
Besides the delightful opportunity to create photos and short videos, the show featured a very unexpected waterfall. The waterfall is shown very briefly in the above video. But, the waterfall did some astonishing things as well. I’ll save that for those who go to the show.
Finally, the show involved a public performance by yours truly, much to my horror! We will leave it at that…
Tim highly recommends Cirque du Soleil. It’s great for kids and adults alike!