Nighttime circus parade – Washington DC
AET: Ringling Bros, notorious for landing in the news repeatedly for extreme animal abuse and cruelty paraded their elephants in Washington DC.
Six Asian elephants marched past the Capitol and clomped into the Verizon Center on Tuesday night. And for Phil Westmoreland, that wasn’t even the weirdest sight of the night.
Who the heck were all these young adults? He wondered.
Every year, Westmoreland, 47, makes it a point to be working at the Verizon Center on the day the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to town. He hasn’t missed a parade in well over a decade. The elephants seem to him like old, very large friends.
But this year, for the first time, the circus paraded its pachyderms at night. It was more about convenience than business strategy, organizers said. The crew travels in a mile-long train — and it pulled into the station after sundown.
Read rest of the article at: Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/nighttime-circus-parade-entertains-all-generations-of-washingtonians/2012/03/14/gIQA3zU9AS_story.html