Jeff already has written about our recent outing to see Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai, so I don’t need to add much except to rave about our front row seats that had us close enough for the cast members to stare at, talk to and otherwise interact with us (I was featherdusted by one of the “clowns”), and for us to see every rippling muscle on the gorgeous Atherton twins standing less than a meter away.

I know some have been underwhelmed by Varekai, but I think I actually liked it best of the four traveling Cirque shows I’ve seen live–Allegria, Quidam and Dralion being the others. There’s a possibility I’ll be going to a conference in Las Vegas this coming year, and if so I hope to catch some of the standing Cirque shows there.