I went to see Varekai by Cirque de Soleil in a matinee performance at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The show was fantastic, as I expect from Cirque de Soleil. The venue was shocking in its lack of comfort and difficulty in navigation.
Thinking to avoid the crowds using the entrances at the main level, I went by stairs to the third level. Imagine my surprise to discover no lights turned on at the third level. I could only wonder how the family with the boy on crutches dealt with that when they got off the elevator on the third floor.
The stadium seats are plastic and narrow, comfortable in the short term for slim, young people. Anyone carrying a little extra weight will not be well accommodated. How difficult would it have been to include, at the ends of the rows, wider seats? Those with muscle or joint pain would do well to bring cushions or avoid the stadium altogether.
I watched with great concern as parents carrying toddlers and holding the hands of older children climbed so carefully up the steep stairs that had no safety railings. I was equally concerned by the sight of older people and those with infirmities gasping for breath and gripping the stairs ahead of them with their hands (almost crawling) as they attempted those same stairs.
From my seat in row S of section 112 it was difficult to see the performers clearly; I accept that as a consequence of choosing less expensive seating. It would be advisable, however, for the stadium vendor who was selling earplugs to also offer compact binoculars.
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