PNE FORUM Sept. 20, 1972
1. CIRCUS, Ringling Bros. 31'50"
REEL 8 COMMENTARY
1. More or less capacity audience. Occasional bits of conversation from the people sitting in front of the microphones. Recordists were sitting at the main mezzanine level, about 50-75 feet above the circus floor. Whirring sounds in the background are from toy birds twirled on strings by people walking in the main concourse behind the microphones. The ringmaster has a great bouncy tenor voice, fine show-biz style. Music played almost continuously throughout. This take opens with amplified music in progress and whip cracking of the ringmaster.
3'45" end of sequence, beginning of a new one.
4'25" new tune.
5'50" new tune.
*8'00" ringmaster announcing, feedback on microphone.
*15'25" gunshot (?).
20'15" drumroll and fanfare.
*21'50" motor scooter.
*23'50" ringmaster's announcement, crowd claps.
26'00" ringmaster's announcement, crowd claps.
27'00" ringmaster sings.
31'00" ringmaster's announcement.
Continued on reel 9.