In this case, I think maybe the security guys were on the payroll of the Chinese government. My guess is they don't want anyone to know that they send their fourth-string performers to places like the former Soviet Union, where a good portion of the population doesn't need convincing that communism is awesome. After watching the opening ceremony to the Beijing games, I had figured that anyone representing the Chinese government would be able to dance in sync. Alas, this was not the case at the circus. So communism: still not awesome.
But the girls loved it, and certainly there was some neat stuff to see.
|Some seriously strong dudes.|
|Natasha's favorite. My covert camera operation was shut |
down right after this photo - but this lady was later hoisted up
on that ring and did some neat acrobat stuff.
|The kid on top is 9.|