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Paranormal Cirque comes to Vallejo

The Times-Herald (Vallejo) logo The Times-Herald (Vallejo) 10/1/2022 Times-Herald, Vallejo, Calif.

Oct. 1—By Troy Sambajon, Times-Herald staff writer

A spooky circus has blown into town at the Solano County Fairgrounds.

With mystifying madness, death-defying stunts, and an unforgettable comedic duo, the Paranormal Cirque is in Vallejo for just this weekend, a one-stop appearance designed to cause thrills just in time for the Halloween season.

The circus features daring acts from trapeze artists, high-stakes tightrope walkers, astonishing acts of beauty and balance, and a haunting feeling that just sticks with you. Tickets are available online and in-person at the fairgrounds.

Before you buy tickets for your grandkids, this is an R-rated show meant for adults: No blood, no gore, but some jokes not crafted for the ears of impressionable children.

"Horror fans are everywhere. We try to create something for them in their own backyard," said Ryan Combs, one of the circus' comedic acts. Whether it's date night or a night out with friends, Combs thinks that you can't beat live entertainment.

The performers are from all over the world, coming from Italy, Germany, Africa and Mexico. So, too, are the fans — Ernie Chavez, a horror fan, traveled from Delhi to the Paranormal Cirque looking for fun and excitement with friends.

Sandra, one of the lucky audience members picked for an act, came from Bakersfield. Christian Trapps and Bianca Galvan of Vallejo decided to spend date night under the big tent. They were driving around when they saw the black and red circus tent from the freeway. It's hard to miss and even harder to miss out on.

Cathy Johnson, an off-duty nurse, came to the circus looking for excitement and a spooky good time. "I like to be scared. I just want to have fun," she said.

Hugo Vides and Andres Schmidt from Vallejo said, "We want to support business, even the craziness! We want to laugh."

The two were impressed with what they saw.

"It was amazing," said Schmidt.

"Breathtaking," said Vides. "How can the human body even do that?"

(c)2022 Times-Herald (Vallejo, Calif.) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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