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Carrey
SILVER Member since Dec 2001

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Location: London, England.

Total posts: 180
Posted:I've noticed that there are a few posts in various places about this, but maybe we should have them all in this one?My New Years was one of the best ever at a Murder Mystery dinner party hosted by a friend and work colleague. The eight of us were gathered at her beautiful home on the Thames in London and just before midnight, everyone gathered upstairs on the rooftop balcony to watch me spin some fire, which was great fun. I got to break in some virgin poi from the HoP site. (Really recommend the 4 inchers, they are a great weight for spinning fast and slowthey just feel so good!)Anyhoo, at midnight the river erupted with the Boom-Boom-Boom of a hundred different fireworks displays up and down the river and shortly after I thought I might add some of my own to the scene. Not sure if any of the boats passing by saw it, but it was well appreciated by my mates and their neighbours tooI hope everyone else had a great New Years too!Cheers,C

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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)


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Location: San Diego, California, USA

Total posts: 1325
Posted:I usually string out front on the driveway (I killed a patch of 5 foot by 6 foot on my lawn cuza my stringing)... no one was outside so I was alll alone!I twirled for maybe half an hour then I dropped tired.

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nomad
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

nomad

retired
Location: Paris, France

Total posts: 356
Posted:We (Anthelion) did our first "professional" performance on NYE. It was at Foxwoods Casino, the largest casino in the US. We did 2 sets for a total of 4000 people. Other performances included taiko drummers, dancers, an aerialist, Kool & the Gang and Earth Wind & Fire. It was a great experience and we met some really cool people. I had never performed in front of an audience that big and to be honest: 50 people of 2500 people, same deal.I'll post a video soon if we get a good one.Nomad

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Neph23
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

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Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

Total posts: 62
Posted:i did not spin
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But I did go to a club where a troop called Monk or a guy called Monk and his troop were spinning
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Fun to watch and see how the audience reacts to diffrent types of moves.. The next day there was a photo of their fir breather/eater in the local news paper
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Yay! *cheers*


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SickpuPpy


SickpuPpy

Ninja Rockstar!
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.

Total posts: 1100
Posted:I went to the same fetish party that Neph did, exept I stayed much later when every one was getting really plowed and naked.Good times
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------------------If you love something, set it on fire.


Jesus helps me trick people.

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Moondancer


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Location: Lismore/Bribie, Australia

Total posts: 10
Posted:NYE!! YEE HARR that was freaking sweeet! Yeah well I had a really good one...I have only been twirling for a little bit and after all my plans were destroyed and/or cancelled we had a little impromptu get-together, about 2 dozen of my closest friends and my first *experienced* (???) performance in front of most of them....it was crazy!
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They were damn impressed and we ended up rocking onto the beach/waterfront (I live on an island call it what you want..)which was packed for NYE, and twirled some more for some very enthusiastic and supportive spectators. Was crazy wild fun and I had a ball!! So yeah...thats my experience for youse all, hope you had as much fun!HAPPY 2002 TO YOU ALL!!!!!


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Carrey, so who got murdered then?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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clare


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Location: Perf, australia

Total posts: 82
Posted:mm.. i didnt take my stuff to the beach coz it was gonna be packed. but this guy next to me was fire-breathing. he let anyone who asked try.it was cool in my trashed state, but prolly not such a great idea in retrospect (i didnt try)

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Carrey
SILVER Member since Dec 2001

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Location: London, England.

Total posts: 180
Posted:Richard Pickle, who was skiing down his favourite slope one early morning to find a snowman had been built there. He was intrigued and so skied a bit closer for a look, when BAM! it exploded...Nice way to go...On other interesting news, there was a car in the Thames that night, so we watched about 30 firefighters drag it out (what a nice way to spend NYE for them)...they came round to ask us if we had seen it go in there, because they didn't know whether there was a body in the car or not...EW!...anyhoo, the brand-new Ford convertable was empty...I wonder why it needed to be dumped in the river?Cheers,C

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Stu


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Location: London

Total posts: 16
Posted:Damn kids moving the car wash sign... Doh!!!

~ Don't think you are, Know you are ~Stu ;)

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Keith


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Location: York, Pennsylvania USA

Total posts: 7
Posted:New Year's Eve in Baltimore was great. Ten other spinners and I were hired by Baltimore's Office of Promotions to provide flaming entertainment during their NYE festivities. Pictures are online at http://vees.net/g2/?t=balt/nye01Everyone
had a great time, and the organizers told us that we were so important to the celebration that we were the only ones getting paid.Keith


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glowshow


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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

Total posts: 406
Posted:Pulled off my first big party since this summer. (For those who don't know, I am a former club owner and now a part time promoter) Had a freakin blast!
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NYE 2K2 Resolution: Love Thy DJ drew about 250 people
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So I am back in the fun seat again!We released baloons and used leaf blowers to blow 150 pounds of confetti over the crowd at midnight. Had some excellent dj's there to rock in the new year right, and of course, I brought my bag of tricks. Once everything got flowing good, I spent most of the night on the dancefloor, just flowing to the grooves and enjoying the vibe. This was most definitely the best new years that I have ever experienced!
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------------------I feel more like I do now then I did when I got here.PLUR(RE) ---J---


FREE TIBET!!! (with the purchase of a 44 oz. drink)What do you want to be when you grow up?I want to be a kid again!I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.~~~J~~~

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dizzy


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Location: manchester england

Total posts: 43
Posted:WOW What a night!! New years eve in Bude was the best ever! I met up with a sh*t hot dancer! We had a couple of spins out side but we wernt hard core enuf to bare the cold
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! Tora produced these mirrorball poi wich took one hell of a beating but looked top! we spun that much iv got no skin left on my fingers!!
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We destroyed most of the decorations on the ceiling and hit one or two people too!
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In my alchaholicly convenianced state i fell asleep using my parafin botle as a head rest. OOPS! I now know why its says irritant on the tub!do you know how to change youre password to what you want coz im allways losing mine?Dizz x [This message has been edited by dizzy (edited 05 January 2002).]


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Knagi


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Location: Brunswick, Ohio

Total posts: 397
Posted:Wooooo down right "STUPID" drunken fire play! Never knew someone could be disarmed of a large flaming staff befor new years 2002.------------------We are all in the cosmic movie. That means the day you die you watch your whole life repeating for eternity. So you'd better have some good things happen in there and have a fitting climax. --Jim MorrisonMost Memerable crowd saying "Hey look that dude's gonna set himself on fire again!"

We are all in the cosmic movie. That means the day you die you watch your whole life repeating for eternity. So you'd better have some good things happen in there and have a fitting climax. --Jim MorrisonIt's going to come from a direction you didn't predict at a moment of chaos which you didn't see coming. -- NYC

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Bendy


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Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Total posts: 750
Posted:Ok this is not spinning related, but I thought I would share anyway.I spent new years eve on a beach with a bunch of people who cheered when the moon came out from behind a cloud. They cheered for the moon!!
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It was an awesome experience and I am still impressed with their attitudes! Keep it up.
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Peregrine


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Location: Mystic, Ct. USA

Total posts: 428
Posted:so i was with Nomad at Foxwoods too...its in my home town, and I actually probably knew some people in the audience though they probably had no idea that was me up there on stage. I spent the whole night before the two shows being really nervous, plus I was getting the flu too so it was kind of weird alternating between cold medicine and lots of tea. but then we went on and the lights went up and our music was louder than we had ever heard it and it all went away and all there really was left was the fire. you dont even notice how many people there are in the audience. or maybe thats because i did it with no glasses on and no contacts since i dont have them, so i really couldnt see anything
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it was much more fun afterward. very cool people. and Kool and the gang were cool too
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Pere


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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:I (foolishly) stayed in Guildford and was throughly cold. I tried to spin at midnight with my glowsticks (Police all around so I didn't risk fire) and it was soooo cold they barely glowed. I kept having to stop and warm them up so I gave up. All in all it was a fairly sh!te night. Ah well, maybe next year...------------------http://welcome.to/thehugbubble The Mug Shot Gallery MSN Poi Community Words to memerise, words hypnotise, words make my mouth exercise.

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Knagi


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Location: Brunswick, Ohio

Total posts: 397
Posted:Yup got drunk weee. Then watched my friends chase each other around the backyard playing steal the fire staff. I dunno how they didn't get burned. It was the funnest thing I've ever seen. I know what you mean about them glowsticks in the cold durbs. ------------------We are all in the cosmic movie. That means the day you die you watch your whole life repeating for eternity. So you'd better have some good things happen in there and have a fitting climax. --Jim MorrisonMost Memerable crowd saying "Hey look that dude's gonna set himself on fire again!"

We are all in the cosmic movie. That means the day you die you watch your whole life repeating for eternity. So you'd better have some good things happen in there and have a fitting climax. --Jim MorrisonIt's going to come from a direction you didn't predict at a moment of chaos which you didn't see coming. -- NYC

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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

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Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land

Total posts: 3638
Posted:I had a truly fantastic night, highlight of which was spinning fire in front of my friends for the first time. It was not a fantastic performance - pretty cold, pretty uncoordinated and pretty hopeless really but it was fun cos they were all quite impressed! It didn't seem to matter that I wasn't that good and it gave me a huge boost when they all cheered (and I didn't set my head on fire!) They enjoyed it and I enjoyed it, so a good time was had by all
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Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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Insatiable fire-faerie (Angie)
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

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Location: Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland,U.K

Total posts: 150
Posted:Ooooo! Ooooo! Ooooo! Happy new year to you all!!!!
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Gosh...Ive not been on here in ages! I spent New years eve at the Dome in London....Crazy Crazy night....took my poi with me but for some reason didnt get em out...but I did have my first glowstick, twirlin experience...bloody hell do they hurt!!! Good fun though. Through the crowds I saw a guy with Fluro poi and tried to work my way over to him, but I was too wrecked and gave up in the end. All in all... good tunes, great freinds and amazing memories....oh and I managed to visit Camden while I was down....great place, loved it.....found Oddballs and Cyberdog....I was happi!!!
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.....Durbs, you should have come to the Dome too
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Sorry u had a shite night
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Angie x------------------"If you alway do what youve always done, youll always get what youve always got".....by 'someone wiser than me'


"You've got red on you!" Shaun of the Dead

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sunbeam
SILVER Member since Nov 2001

sunbeam

old hand
Location: Madrid, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1032
Posted:Happy New Year everyone!Sorry everyones NY eve wasn't perfect, but mine really really was. I met up with old friends in Essex (and a new friend I met thru HoP) and we spent the night on our mates land. And Dizzy, how hardcore is this? I spent from about 9pm-6am twirling a fire staff in the frost. We did have a big fire and heated caravans but I was having to thaw the paraffin over the fire before it would light. And I saw the first sunrise of 2002 and it was amazing
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Hope 2002 brings everyone peace and groovy stuff!sunbeam


"I don't take drugs. I am drugs" - Salvador Dali

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Insatiable fire-faerie (Angie)
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

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Location: Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland,U.K

Total posts: 150
Posted:I will remember that sunrise 4ever sunbeam.....even though I was freezing my titties off and 'queing' to 'get out' of the Dome. I was wrapped in some mad foil stuff to keep me warm......but hey that sunrise it was beautiful and 'mentally' warming!
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------------------"If you alway do what youve always done, youll always get what youve always got".....by 'someone wiser than me'


"You've got red on you!" Shaun of the Dead

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