Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Morning Midway: Kelly-Miller Circus Enjoying Big Bounce in Biz?

I am only speculating based upon my sole source, Steve and Ryan's blog.

Now and then, my eyes skate quickly across the text to grab biz talk. Steve usually still sums up each day's human haul, and seems this year there are more full or near full houses, and some packed ones too, than I recall from last year.

So, granting that who really knows what ANY circus is actually doing other than the office staff, I'd guess that Kelly-Miller is up by say 30 percent this season. If so, that's a good omen for John Ringling North II.

[photo of Steve and "animatronic" Steve doll from his blog]


Harry Kingston said...

Just as a fan I would like to know what was really done in Michigan.
With all the GM layoffs and cut back's I would think Michigan would be a disaster for a circus.
But with a medium size show with a nut that is not out of sight they could make money.
Time will tell.
Harry in Texas

Steve Copeland said...

To be honest, overall I remember better houses last year; even with the awful weather.
We've had some slow stretches, but we have also had a lot of good houses this year.

Showbiz David said...

Thanks, Steve.