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OMG, Quidam from Cirque du Soleil is Off the Hook! See It Down at Daly City’s Cow Palace Before April 17th

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

I’ll tell you, the only reason I know that the circus is in town is because it was on SFist the other day and I was like, well gee, I didn’t the memo on this one. Maybe it’s because it’s technically in San Mateo County on the east side of Daly City, this show didn’t get even a mention in the places where you think it might.

Well, I found that memo so I saw Quidam last night down at the Cow Palace* and let me tell you, everything in the joint, with maybe one exception, is totally off the hook, IMO.

This means that, in the opinion of Robert Sokol, I’m either:

1. A child: or

2. “Uninitiated

So, I don’t know, I’m not totally uninitiated in the sense that I saw bug-themed oVo a year and a half ago. Of course that was in a tent in SoMA and the Cow Palace is the total opposite of a high-cost tent in high-cost San Francisco. But I knew that going in, right?

Now do I think think that CduS sent its B-Team? Not at all. Everybody’s great. I wasn’t really into the gal up high on the swing bit, but that was the only act, IMO, that wasn’t amazing or that didn’t have something at the end that surprised you. And the clownish invite-audience-members-on-stage-gags were very amusing, very well done as well.



Oh, so there’s no review in the Chronicle, per se, but check out Sophie Brickman’s bit about what the performers eat on the road right here.

I don’t know, this is the second Cirque I’ve seen in my life so maybe that’s why I’m not offended by the idea of a human circus at the concrete and clay and general decay venue that is Our Historic Cow Palace.

Anyway, the fun ends this Sunday.

See you there!

All the credits after the jump

*Wow, the Cow Palace. Going there is like journeying into the past, into the 1960′s. I parked Mom’s Taxi across the street on Geneva instead of paying $15 to pahk the cahr in the yarhd. Good, good for me.

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