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Pele'sWhippingBoy


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Location: Rochester, NY, USA

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Posted:Last night Pele performed at a charity event for a hospice. She was to entertain while people arrived and to attract attention to the people selling raffle tickets.The local fire department was asked for their permission to have the fire performer at the event. They liked her safety procedures and felt they weren't needed. However, they stayed for the show and pictures anyway. They trusted her enough for us to grab some great shots with their help. We'll be updating our website with a thanks to the Owasco NY Fire Department.
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Another blowSwinging poiThe firemen with Pele------------------"Except for that Mrs. Lincoln, How did you like the play?"Pyromorph - Let the fire change you[This message has been edited by Pele'sWhippingBoy (edited 29 October 2001).]


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NYC


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Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:Good stuff kid, cute outfit too...

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:I have to say that I was surprised that 5 firemen showed up for lil ol' me. One Chief, one Captain, one Sargent and two others. The Chief was irritated that they didn't need to be there but all wanted to stay to check it out. While I was spinning one of the guys asked the Captain if I could do the fire on top of the full size pump truck that they brought (along with two other very small safety trucks). He said he didn't care so....It was the most amazing thing!!!!!! The lights were on, the rain was falling, the wind was whipping and adrenaline was high. I could hear people cheering and the firemen were so awesome. They said because they had never seen anything like what I do, they wanted to give me a first too, atop the fire truck!!!!There was also a Owasco County Sherriff at the party and he really enjoyed it all too.I still maintain I have *never* (knock on wood) had problems with authorities. Handled properly, with advance notice, they really can be your best ally.I also bring people into my fire and hug them (butterfly behind their head). I did this with three of the firemen and they were amazed. The looks on their faces was cool. They weren't used to fire without their regalia on so it was a real experience for them.I also want to say that they suggested I use alcohol for blows, and they kept mentioning that they had more gasolene if I needed it. I explained my fuel needs to them and they were impressed at the level of knowledge I have. This goes to support my belief that firemen are not necessarily our best sources of information for some of this stuff. Anyway, I spun again later in front of a wall of windows (I was outside, guests inside) and I could hear the cheering through the windows when I was done.What a night!>>sighs contentedly, reminiscing<<And Thanks NYC, that's my new "Pele" costume!
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Thanks Whipping Boy for more amazing photos!
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------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com[This message has been edited by Pele (edited 29 October 2001).]


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Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Posted:Nice job.Blows my theory all to hell that all "officials" are assholes.

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Shouden-CrD
SILVER Member since Apr 2001

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Location: Tampa, FL, USA

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Posted:amazing blow Pele and amazing shot. :P I'm jealous...hehe Did you get to spin on top of the firetruck as well, or did you only blow?CRD

-=razyRaverude=-

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:CRD...Thanks alot. It was PHENOMINAL!!!!Anyway, if you look under the photo there are some links....one says another blow, which is another photo of a different blow, then one says swinging poi and that'll answer your question
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(I swung my pounding heart out sweetie!
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) and the last is a photo of me with three of the five firemen!Just click the one you want to see!Let me tell you...those trucks are taller than they look!!!!
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------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com[This message has been edited by Pele (edited 29 October 2001).]


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Cassandra


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Posted:Niiiiiiice pics, Pele !!!when do we get to see ... VIDEOS ?
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Much loveShine onCassandra


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Posted:Okay, I'm jealous now.

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