I just don’t know how to explain how amazing tonight was. Robyn sent me a link to a random Japanese “popping” dance video and somehow I ended up at a link to Cirque du Soliel’s latest Australian tour - Dralion.
It took a few seconds to realise that I had about a week until the show finished, and that I could actually afford to go this time. Every other time they’ve been in Brisbane the planets haven’t been in the right position for me to have the spending money to be in the right place with a ticket in hand to see one of their shows. This year, it was RMB’s birthday AND I could afford it.
Most of the good cheap seats were gone, so I paid for the Tapis Rouge tickets. I’ve always been one for paying a little more to get something good, but this was twice as much … and absolutely worth it. Initially it was because some of the other seats were covered by a pole or way back from the stage, but then I figured that I wanted to do something nice and really make a night of it.
We got a copy of the soundtrack and the artist’s guide along with parking that was approximately 50m from the tent. Along with the air conditioned VIP tent, incredible food and drinks it was definitely worth it.
I don’t know how to put into words what happened during the show - there was contortion, juggling, trapeze, acrobatics, clowns, opera, dragons and so much more. Those words are so basic and pathetic that they don’t even do justice to a single movement in that show. Cirque du Soleil truly are the masters in my opinion.
The sensuality and love apparent in one of the acts made me want to melt into RMB while she sat next to me. It reminded me so much of how we are together, and how much we connect.
Watching RMB light up like I’ve not seen her do since the accident… wow. It meant so much to me. We spent most of the intermission hugging and crying because we were so happy.
Fuck the rest, for me it’s mostly about that. She’d been smiling for the week since I booked the tickets and was so completely blown away tonight. It makes me feel so incredibly happy to see her smile and laugh and feel joy.
That’s what it’s all about for me.