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Acid Damage


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Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Posted:I have been doing poi, firetwirling and firebreathing. Everytime I practice I end up with a huge crowd watching and clapping. I was thinking about doing some busking closer to the city and street preforming.

Can anyone give me some ideas or pointers?


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:Safety first! Take the same precautions as you would when cow-tipping, namely:
1. set up a perimeter, like a chalk circle around yas (i always hear of all these fubar stories of people walkin' right across performing twirlers it's not funny - actually a little funny...)
2. there is no point 2 (i don't think i'll ever tire of that joke )
3. outdoors right?
4. do ya need a busking permit - i know that melb does (and does not officially condone fire at all tho)
5. = 3 + 2.
6. List humour roxors!
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6. Even though I can't count!
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fire it up!


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s-p-l-a-t


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Location: Brisbane, Qld, Australia

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Posted:Speaking from one who knows...

If you wanna busk at say, Roma Street Parklands, you need to contact them for a permit. If you wanna busk in the mall with fire, you can't. (No fire or knives allowed in the mall both the Valley and the City). If you wanna busk at Southbank Parklands, you gotta contact them for a permit too.

Hear hear to Bender with safety and all of his valid points (1 to 6 no. 2) yep all of em.

But the safety issue... even a chalk circle is going to be bloody hard to see at night for most people. (Hell, you could have a shiny rainbow path held up by leprachauns and you'd still have people walking into it/across it not quite understanding the 'perimeter' concept. And saying "oh, sorry I didn't realise you were doing something here!" etc

Also with the city, you are not allowed to perform on the footpaths of the buildings as the owners of the buildings possess the land from the base of their building right up to the road. I kid you not.

You could probably perform on the road but then there's an added danger factor here and I can't see the police being happy with that concept anyway. Or the state government...

Safety first for sure, you'd be giving every other performer a bad name if you just pulled your fuel out and toys and started going rank without regard for safety both public and your own. But you're obviously smarter than that cause you've asked

Best bet go with Southbank or Roma Street I reckon..


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Acid Damage


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Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Posted:Yeah I was thinking southbank but Roma sounds good too. Do you have to pay anything for a busking lincence at Southbank/in Brisbane?? If so do you know how much??

Any pointers for getting the crowd involved in someway??

-Acid


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:get them to light it.
CAUTION:
i do not encourage smoking or fart lighting.
...actually, change that to:
i do not encourage smoking.


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Posted:one pointer (which might have already been brought up ).

Remember to take something like a fire exinguisher or a bucket of water or sand otherwise the

police will go
quote: MENTAL [garbo]

[ 11 April 2002, 23:50: Message edited by: garbo ]


be excellent to each other: safe:

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SmokyDavy
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Posted:Stop

Drop

Roll


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arashi

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Location: austin,tx

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Posted:really cut abs always help.

-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.

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bec
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bec

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Posted:Hi Acid...

...you don't have to pay anything to busk @ Southbank - just apply & do an audition.

Last thing I heard twirling anything at Roma Street Parklands was banned - may have changed...?

As Splat said there are quite a few regulations about where you busk - particularly with fire... but if land is privately owned/leased you usually just need to get permission from the owner...

(and by the way, unfortunately Mt Coot-tha look-out is now no longer an option)


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:You could always try firebreating with your mouth closed!.. lol
armed kill-bots are my heroes! It gets my navy seal of approval! etc etc.

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ever notice my respect for the armed forces/military intelligence?


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arashi

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Posted:bender, you rock

-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.

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sarah...


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Posted:quote:Originally posted by Bender_the_Offender:
2. there is no point 2 (i don't think i'll ever tire of that joke )
bender.. LOL
you funny mofo.. you truly are... and as for the military... KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK MATE!


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bender
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:ahh gee *blushes an embarrassing shade of fire engine* I'm not really allowed to be funny - well, that's what the witness protection officer told me...

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