Mumma Hen Location: Brisbane, Australia Member Since: 25th Apr 2002 Total posts: 6391
Posted:We will not set foot at a burleigh beats fire twirl ever again.
Tonight we witnessed three different twirlers spin their staffs into the crowd and one child got burnt.
I ran over with the silverzine cream only to cop a tounge lashing from the guys father who was screaming about a law suit, due to the god awful safety at burleigh "blah blah blah"
Yeah granted he is pissed off about his son getting a staff spun into him. I, as a reasonable parent would be also.
But to go OFF YOUR ROCKER at someone who had NOTHING TO DO with the incident, and is trying to administer first aid to the poor kid is a bit on the nose. The guy who hit the kid, bloody slunk off into the shadows and left!!!! I will refuse to do anymore at this place it is just a waste of time. Noone listens
I have screamed till Im blue in the face about safety at burleigh heads, but everyone calls me and arsn safety nazi's, so there is nothing more that we can do.
I was toying with the idea that I take a huge amount of rope to the park early in the day and section off a huge circle for the spinning and put up a notice saying "no more than 6 twirlers in the circle at any time, failure to comply will result in you being asked to leave. No fire breathing will be tolerated"
But who am I to do that? They would rebel against that really hardcore. People who twirl there are not only just learning ( the quality of twirlers aint that good minus a few) but also DRUNK public who have no bloody idea what they are doing!!! Lighting up in the middle of crowd and walking through the crowd to get to the circle... dripping fuel everywhere... dipping LIT staffs into buckets of kero... fire breathing with kero... Arsn stopped a kid from droping a match into a bottle of kero to 'SEE WHAT IT DID" " cause petrol and kero are different dontcha know?!?!?"
What we really need is buckets of water to be placed at four points of the circle and also fire blankets and at least two fire extinguishers at ALL times...
Im so pissed off.
The unfortunate thing is that I was just waiting for an accident. Hopefully people who twirl there will listen and finally wake up to themselves.
Now It has happened, and I feel terrible about it.
TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"
newbie Location: Sydney Member Since: 2nd May 2005 Total posts: 18
Posted:After you've made your concerns clear, find a nice secluded park and a small group and let the council deal with the fallout. Don't worry too much about the cops....We found that the most effective way to keep them off our backs was to talk to them, especially if the same ones are around every week. After about 8 weeks the cops who patrolled our spot started stopping for a chat and some soft drink. We even had one of them have a go at glow staff while he was on duty. Cops arn't so bad if you can prove u r responsiible......
Ahhhh Life.......So many wonderful shades of grey.
member Location: Gold Coast Member Since: 27th Oct 2004 Total posts: 85
Posted:you are absolutly right valura. i have been going there for the last 3 months since i have been up here and it has had its good nights where people are doing the right thing. but the last 2 weeks i have been appauled at everything that has been going on there. it is not the regular spinners fault. it is the teenage drunks and kids parents that has made this place an absolute disaster. last week a drunk person got onto the fire staff and threw it into a group of teenagers. after that he tripped over in the crowd with a lit staff and crushed a babys pram just seconds after the baby was taken out.
i am so annoyed at this i have refused to go. i go there for a social outing more than a spinning session so i am annoyed at what has been happening.
valura i know i have been fighting with you on this issue for a while but i think i am now going to have to bow down and except defeat.
love ya all
I can't wait to die, I'm going to Hell. They have fire down there!