Mr. John Ringling North II and family return to the Emerald Isle today but the Kelly-Miller Circus America's One-Ring Wonder forges on to Grand Saline, TX.
Showtimes at 4:30 and 7:30 PM.
Both shows in Athens yesterday were sellouts and we couldn't have asked for a bigger sendoff for the Norths. If they had to go, last night was the one to go out on!
Between swows we took a few photos to teach Wade Burck a little something about 21st Century Circus Boss Headgear...
You see, John Ringling North II wears this hat. Here he is surrounded by a bevy of beauties knows as the North Stars..
I don't know what he'd be surrounded by if he bought himself the Stetson "Open Road" that Wade insists he requires to be taken seriously, but I'd like to see a photo of the type of ladies up there at the Cuneo barn who are attracted to Wade's Flying J trucker cap.
Around here only one guy wears the "Open Road" and that's the clown...
And I didn't buy mine because of Art Concello, Hoxie Tucker, Sophie Tucker or any circus boss. I bought mine because "The Great One" wore the "Open Road" when he played Sheriff Buford T. Justice of Texas!
In case you are unaware... he had his son Junior hold it for him because he was in H O T P U R S U I T!
The Kelly-Miller Hat Squad, '08...
Me, John Ringling North II and Casey Cainin McCoy.