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Cirque du Soleil “Totem” — Mind blown. Mind blown again.

13 Jul

My boyfriend and I went to see the Cirque du Soleil show, Totem, that is currently playing at the Boston Marine Industrial Park (right by the Harpoon Brewery) on Wednesday night. All I can say is, “Wow.”

It was set up in a huge blue and yellow tent right on the waterfront (sorry, I was too overwhelmed to get a picture of the outside!). Here’s what the reception/waiting area looked like inside:

There was a cool gift shop (I’m a huge sucker for gift shops) and everything was colorful and whimsical and fun. I didn’t purchase anything, but I did have fun trying on a few different masks and hats.

The performance was absolutely incredible. I wish I had more pictures to share with you guys, but photography was not permitted inside the tent, and besides, I was way too busy trying to raise my jaw up from the ground to think about taking pictures. Luckily, I was able to sneak a photo of the interior of the tent before the show started. It didn’t look nearly as incredible as it did later, but was still a fun set-up to get the audience amped up.

I’m still not sure what the theme of “Totem” was all about, because there was really a lot going on. The show included sparkly performers dressed as animals, disco balls, stereotypical Italians, clowns, Native Americans, and aliens. All the costumes were done with Cirque du Soleil’s signature style, and the effect was beautiful. Without giving too much away, I can safely tell you that this show includes all of the Cirque du Soleil essentials — over-the-top theatrics, silly humor, phenomenal stunts, dazzling visual effects, ladies on 6-ft unicycles, plenty of people flying through the air, and more bulging muscles than you can imagine.

All in all, we were blown away — well worth a trip to the Seaport! They’re still selling tickets for Totem, which will be in town until August 5th.

Enjoy the show — You won’t regret it!



Cirque du Soleil – Totem

Boston Marine Industrial Park on the Waterfront


Buy your tickets and learn more about the show here.

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