Last night Hubby and I were lucky enough to be guests of Cirque de Soleil at their Brisbane Big Top show OVO. This is not a sponsored post but we were given full media passes with exceptional seats for editorial consideration. The one thing I AM sure of after seeing the show is that I would have raved no matter how much I’d paid for seats!

Now let’s talk about the one on one session with Sebastian who is a musician and cockroach in the show. He was invited in to answer our questions about kids on tour and the schooling opportunities and his family on the road. I loved him immediately. And it wasn’t just the French Canadian accent, promise. He had an energy about him that I adored. Upbeat, grateful and fun. He moved like a clown {in the drama sense of the word} and had the best facial expressions. Here’s some photos from the VIP tent and the chat with Sebastian.

So after our amazing chat, we had a short break before show time. Obviously there is no photography once you got in there so I asked for some of the stock images. How adorable is the lady beetle character. When I grow up I want to be a Cirque de Soleil lady beetle! The boots alone would make it absolutely worth it! After a hot dog with mustard and loads of Pepsi Max it was show time!

GASP. 

The show, oh my goodness, the show! It was nothing I imagined it would be and everything and more. As I said to one of the ladies seated next to me, I feel like I am in sensory overload {The caffeine didn’t help}. I’m known to bawl at a beautiful piece of music. Well I was lucky to hold it together, let me tell you. The music, the costumes, the skill and oh wow factor of the cast. Holy cow Brisbane get your butt down there and see it. Worth every penny.

I’m thinking I MUST go back. I’m going to take more money for hot dogs with mustard next time. I haven’t stop saying how amazing it was since it started. Reality today sucks a little, you know. But doesn’t because the joy and the colour sort of comes with you in a way. I feel light and buoyed and happy. I think OVO did that.

As soon as we knew we were going my thoughts turned to what does one wear to a combination circus/show? Should I get dressed up or stick with comfortable but cool? It turns out I needn’t have worried, when it came down to it I had about 15 minutes to get ready and threw on my new Crossroads jacket, BigW top and heels and some old City Chic jeans. Done. And for your information, wear whatever you like! There were people there in jeans and t-shirts and ladies in full-scale dress and stilettos.

Jacket – Crossroads

Top – Avella for BigW

 Jeans – City Chic

Shoes – Big W

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  • Lyndal

    LOVE the jacket…and the shoes… Actually the whole outfit, love love love!

    • http://sugercoatit.com/ Melissa Walker Horn

      Thanks Lyndal. :D

  • http://twitter.com/my_vintage_vow Trudie Bristow

    Cirque is the most amazing experience, we have been to three shows and have done VIP twice it is so the way to go. I’m hoping that someone has secretly bought me tix for my birthday on Tuesday to see Ovo, otherwise I miss out this time. Cirque can not be explained it has to be experienced. I have an amazing book about the Cirque life and spirit called The Spark, I should lend it to you.

    Love the outfit and the hair, perfect, beautiful.

    • http://sugercoatit.com/ Melissa Walker Horn

      It certainly is. I’ll be attending all future events in Brisbane and wherever I happen to be. I loved it and the meet and greet was amazing. I kept saying to Kel, what an incredible life to lead. I would love to borrow that book. :)

      Thanks! LOTS.

  • Cherie Thompson

    Looking gorgeous at what must have been a stupendous night out … lucky you, well done Suger ♥x♥

    • http://sugercoatit.com/ Melissa Walker Horn

      Thank you. :) It certainly was! Lucky, lucky me. I’m so grateful.

  • Madmother

    We were there on Saturday night! It was amazing (though over $600 for the four of us). A sensory feast of saturation on every level!
    When I asked Boy 1 of his impression and score out of 10…
    (keep in mind HIS sensory issues, being on the spectrum ‘n all)
    9!
    The volume of noise and the fact he needed hands over ears for much apparently stole that dang 1…

    • http://sugercoatit.com/ Melissa Walker Horn

      A sensory feast of saturation on every level! << THAT, that is what I was trying to say.

      9/10 is one heck of a score! I'm so glad you guys loved it.

  • http://twitter.com/Surprise_Begin Lauren/y

    Looking super fly as per usual Suger! I’ll make sure I send you a reminder next Monday (was a little slack!) Love your shoes!

    • http://sugercoatit.com/ Melissa Walker Horn

      Thank you Lauren! Who doesn’t need blue (faux) suede shoes in their collection, I ask you!?

      Please do, I love playing along.

  • http://twitter.com/maidinaustralia bronnie marquardt

    You looked lovely and the shoes totally rocked. Mr 11 loved it, sensory issues and all, and I couldn’t stop looking at Miss 9’s delighted face. It was the best show I’ve ever seen I think … just magical.

    • http://sugercoatit.com/ Melissa Walker Horn

      Thank you. It was amazing, this week is the last week, I think. I was seriously tempted to go again. So amazing.