I’ve just got home from seeing a performance by a bunch of my friends from the circus school that is on this week as part of the Fringe Festival. The show wasn’t exactly Cirque Du Soleil but it was a bloody good performance especially for a bunch of people who hold down regular jobs and have run themselves into the ground to get it together.

There have been a couple of times in the past year or so that I’ve been going to do a routine at my circus school but then had a crisis of confidence and pulled out. One of those times was a couple of months ago. The next opportunity for me will be early in the new year but I’m not going to let myself chicken out this time. I’ve got months to get ready so there really is no excuse.

The video below is of a performer called David Omer who does this famous routine starting soaking wet in a bathtub in jeans then swinging around from the aerial straps. It’s one of the sexiest routines I’ve ever seen and I’ve been lucky enough to see him perform it live a few years back. We were in the front row and they actually gave the front row some plastic to cover themselves so they wouldn’t get too wet. It was so damned sexy I don’t think the women in the audience were wet from being splashed. I was a touch wet myself.