The Vampire Circus: Five Questions With the Show's Real Life Circus Freaks
|The "Wheel of Death" at The Vampire Circus.|
Like any evil villain, Count Dracula has one goal: world domination. And like most evil villains, he has a half-diabolical, half-comically unlikely plan to achieve it. "I'll launch a traveling circus with my minions as the stars," Dracula mused to himself in his lair in 19th-century Bohemia. "It'll be the perfect cover-up for my plan to turn all the souls of the earth into undead blood-suckers!"
That's the premise of The Vampire Circus, the big top act at Bayfront Park that combines the feats of Barnum & Bailey with the scary sensuality of True Blood. Thirty different vamp-artists show off skills like magic, acrobatics, and other carnival tricks. We reached out to two of them -- "sensual hula hoop vampstress" Ailona and Vlacius, a juggler who comes with a warning: "beware of his deadly skills with the juggling clubs and still having the time to strike to quench his taste for blood" -- for their bloodthirsty thoughts on vampire culture, the circus' best acts, and of course, Team Edward vs. Team Jacob.
If aimed just at neck level they could decapitate you very easy. That's scary to me.
Preferred vampire death?
I would not choose any as I don't want to die. I want to live forever.
Other than your own, what's your favorite act in the show?
Dracula's. He is my father.
Team Edward or Team Jacob?