After 146 years PT Barnum & Bailey circus bites the ring masters dust literally. I never saw one show in all my life but just knowing they existed made me feel like everything was alright and would be. Now what's left. What is this country I grew up in becoming. Everything passes away...so sad, so sad.
After they removed the elephant acts, attendance dropped sharply. Animal-rights activists ended up killing the whole circus!
Of course, with everyone frightened of clowns these days, there wasn't much about the old circus that people were still interested in. Cirque du Soliel really moved the bar up for circuses with their more modern take and B&B just couldn't keep up I guess.