The Artistic Tent is a quiet place in the mornings, when Isa and I are sometimes there. She really likes to play with the High Bar mascot, this little frog. He normally lives attached to the High Bar someplace, but he does get around.
Very few people are milling around the tent before noon; among them are the cleaning staff, the riggers, and the costumers. So we got a chance to inspect up-close the Crystal Ladies' new shoes, which are, naturally, super-sparkly. They only wear these for the finale dance - in their act, they can't wear shoes, as they're twirling carpets on their feet.