This is @tonyhernandez (Middle). We’ve been together for 7 years now, and it still seems so surreal to me to hear him tell people “I grew up in the circus”. Yes, the actual circus; complete with a train, tent, elephants, tigers, bears, clowns, and talent that is generations deep. It’s a life I don’t know but always dreamed of. There is just something about the big top that is so magical, so haunting, and, unfortunately, is disappearing as times change. Although this is really sad to me, this is devastating to Tony.
About a year ago, he decided to make a coffee table book “CIRCUS LEGENDS”. A, then and now, of famous circus people that were “the greats” when he was a kid. The ones he looked up to and aspired to be like, but are now retired. The book includes amazing old photos of the artists in action during their prime, along side a current photo of them and an interview asking them questions about their act, what their greatest memory is, their worst injuries etc... Followed by an index of “circus lingo”. Words that us non-circus folk have never heard.
Today, “CIRCUS LEGENDS” was released!! I swear, Tony has a new idea for a project every day, but this is the first one that I’ve seen come to fruition, and I couldn’t be more proud. The circus is something that should be remembered for its beauty, and Tony did an amazing job of reminding us of that through this book. And although our grandkids might not have a circus to ever go to, Tony is making sure that the legacy of it goes on to all generations of those with sawdust in their veins.
You did it dude! I’m so proud of you and am thankful that you, being in my life, has allowed me to experience some of the magic up close! Thank you, Tony Hernandez!
visit www.circuslegends.com to purchase a copy of the book. You won’t regret it! 🖤🎪🤡🐘🦁🐅🍿🥨🤹🏻♂️🖤