Cirque du Soleil giveaway and discount offer. Woo!

UPDATE: Random number generator selected comment #65. The winner has been notified via email.



It’s been some years since I’ve seen Cirque du Soleil perform, but I still remember so distinctly my thoughts during the show:







Seriously, how do they bend like that? Hold that pose while hoisting five other men? Throw that? Balance that? Do that? Become that?

There always comes a point in a Cirque du Soleil show that I decide this is the year I get me a six-pack of abs and maybe the ability to spin a hula hoop on my pinky finger while somersaulting the hell out of some somersaults. Then the lights come up and I go, “That was awesome. Also, I could go for some carrot cake.”

This year, Cirque du Soleil is coming back to Pittsburgh and when they invited me to the media preview I said of course I want to go, but I need two tickets to give to my readers too because I LOVE THOSE GUYS.

So, if you’d like the chance to win two tickets to the May 17 showing of Cirque du Soleil, wish granted.

What: Two tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s new touring show TOTEM, describes as thus:

TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.

Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species.

Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

When: Tuesday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m.

Where: In the Strip District under the Grand Chapiteau at 20th and A.V.R.R.

Value: $130.00

How to enter: Leave a comment in the comments section, one comment per valid email address and so you have something to tell me, tell me what’s the one physical ability you wish you excelled at or at the very least, were capable of doing without looking like a pregnant three-legged rhino.

Springboard diving?

Salsa dancing?

Plate spinning?


Tight rope walking?

Me? Even though I’ve never successfully executed a cartwheel in my life, I think I’d like to be a trapeze artist. Flying through the air like that, waiting for someone to catch you on the other side? What a rush.

Tell me yours. If your comment goes to spam, punch your keyboard so hard the E key stops working.

No, don’t do that. You know the drill. I’ll fish ’em out and repost them for you.

You have until noon on Thursday, April 28 to get your comment in at which time will pick the winning comment number.

If you don’t win, BONUS!

Ticket discount offer: If you’re in the market to buy tickets, which by the way, heck of a Mother’s Day present idea, you can click here for their Mother’s Day offer for Pittsburgh.

Celebrate Mom with a thrilling Cirque du Soleil experience! Treat your mother to a memorable Cirque du Soleil experience by taking advantage of our special offers on show tickets—bring your family of four to a show for only $131!

Maybe I’ll see you there.

I’ll be the chick with carrot cake icing on her lips and a burning desire to do a cartwheel in her heart.


  1. Burghgal
    April 27, 2011 8:48 pm

    Dance. Dance like the women on Dancing with the Stars. Except the one that fell this week, because that would be me.

  2. Kayla
    April 27, 2011 9:00 pm

    Like many others, I wish I could dance.

  3. Heather
    April 27, 2011 9:30 pm

    I would be happy with just walking gracefully (aka- without the klutzy bumping into things), but would really love if I could jump and dance, maybe even together?..

  4. PJ
    April 27, 2011 10:20 pm

    I can’t juggle worth a hoot…I’m not good with balls flying around my face…

  5. Katie
    April 27, 2011 11:31 pm

    After much thought, I’ll also go with dance. I do have rhythm, but choreography just isn’t my thing and it seems like it would be so fun to dance with other people.

  6. Amber
    April 28, 2011 1:34 am

    I always wished I could juggle, but I never had the patience to learn.

  7. Judy
    April 28, 2011 8:12 am

    My husband and I ballroom dance, but I use the term loosely. Wish we were better dancers.

  8. Mary Lynn M.
    April 28, 2011 8:30 am

    Throw a baseball…. My husband says that I throw “like a girl” duh!!

  9. sleepgh
    April 28, 2011 8:46 am

    Oh there are too many to choose from. Like so many others, though, I wish I could run. People seem to enjoy it and they can eat lots of carrot cake without having to worry about the calories. sigh.

  10. Susan V
    April 28, 2011 10:34 am

    Fly or any kind of dancing. I “learned” to dance in the 80’s. Luckily those moves are still popular at weddings in PGH. :)

  11. A Different Amy
    April 28, 2011 11:43 am

    I want to be the roller skating clown. :)

  12. Julie
    April 28, 2011 11:54 am

    A split, I’ve worked SO hard over the years and never can quite do the perfect split

  13. Kristen
    April 28, 2011 4:23 pm

    I want to be a pretzel lady. No, not just the lady selling and eating pretzels (I already excel at that), but that lady bends backwards, puts her head between her legs, and paints her toes while she is down there for good measure.

    I’m pretty sure you would need missing bones and/or ligaments, though.

    I grew up watching Cirque Du Soleil on tv, although back in the 80s they may have called themselves “The Magic Circus” (less French back then?). Anyways – would love the tickets!!!!