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on saturday afternoon i saw an arty program on bbc 2 and it was imagery describing the planets (you know the classical music pieces) and they showed footage from burning man and lots of happy spinners

well it made me happy four five minutes anyway.................. didn't spot eva either frown

bing!BRONZE Member
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Location: manchester UK


Posted:
a manchester police program on a couple of nights ago showed someone down, what looked like oxford street, spinning fire in one of the clubs, one with a glass front. who was it? answers on a postcard

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EnderWigginBRONZE Member
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Posted:
I saw that survivor episode a few weeks ago. It was funny cuz i've been watching the whole season and whenever they spotlight on one person there's a caption underneath saying what they do. (Doctor, lumberjack, navy pilot, etc. And whenever they showed that chick all season, her caption was "fire dancer". So i figured she must be at least pretty good if that was the primary label she chose to be identified by. And I had no idea about the "luxury items" until all the sudden she shows up with a bunch of fire toys (with HD tivo i can confirm that they were well worn fire heads and not fluffy poi). she busted out some btb weave without them lit, and she seemed to have some nice wraps going as well.

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faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
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Posted:
i was disappointed they didnt show more last night

Faith
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DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
There was a chick doing poi and contact on Never Mind The Buzzcocks tonight (presented by Hughie from FLC) and the footage was from 2001, then she did CJ 'live' in the studio and she sucked! ubblol No seriously, you'd think after 4 years she'd have gotten slightly better at least! Her makeup was cool tho smile

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nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,626 posts
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
I know it doesn't really count, but there was a good bit of staff fighting on Doctor Who tonight biggrin

Really made me smile after a day of stick, I come home to watch the one thing I watch on TV now, and there's more bloody stick on it. And THEY'RE hitting people in the face too! ubblol

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alien_oddityCarpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:
when's the repeat kevlarsoul bounce

Mags The JediGOLD Member
Fool
2,020 posts
Location: Cornwall, UK


Posted:
I saw the monk/ninjas on Doctor Who. I was kinda shocked by how scary it was. Good werewolf effects too. Hmmm. May have to start watching it regular like...

devil

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nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,626 posts
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


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Doctor Who is ace biggrin The newer series, anyway. There were zombies (basically) in it last week! Quality!

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LemonkeyStalking amidst the desert, carrying an oversized scalpel...
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Location: Huddersfield + Hull Uni... UK.


Posted:
 Written by: Dunc


There was a chick doing poi and contact on Never Mind The Buzzcocks tonight (presented by Hughie from FLC) and the footage was from 2001, then she did CJ 'live' in the studio and she sucked! ubblol No seriously, you'd think after 4 years she'd have gotten slightly better at least! Her makeup was cool tho smile



I saw that too! I was seriously shocked at how bad she was! After watching the progress Ed made in just a year, as a hobbyist, she (as I presumed professional circus peep) should be slightly better after 4 years!

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IgirisujinSILVER Member
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Location: Preston, United Kingdom


Posted:
I only saw the contact, no poi.

We eh is that K-D Lang? Constant cravings waa eye!

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faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
i saw some fire poi on univision the other night, it looked like it was a soap opera

Faith
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the_poierSILVER Member
the 1337 poier
346 posts
Location: england


Posted:
There was also poi in peep show...quite alot of it actually but only in the background. I also reecently saw an advert for some comedy with dawn french in and some other known faces which including a woman doing fire poi (or atleast trying to as i think she sets some stuff on fire).

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poigmarmite and nutella sandwich
1,590 posts
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire


Posted:
I saw some on a bbc advert about "this is what we do". It only lasted about a second though biggrin

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psycotic_furbyBRONZE Member
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Location: Lydiate, nr Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: bing!


a manchester police program on a couple of nights ago showed someone down, what looked like oxford street, spinning fire in one of the clubs, one with a glass front.



The club sounds an awful lot like Jilly's (to answer a months old question) although AFAIK they've got a blanket ban on poi (boo!), so I don't imagine they'd have FIRE inside?!

And the Dawn French (et al) show is "Jam and Jerusalem", on BBC1. The woman sets fire to a church after letting go doing some half-arsed backwards circles, by the look of it :P

Eww, Liza Minelli...

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MikefromGlosSILVER Member
Hitman
985 posts
Location: Gloucester England


Posted:
theres a advert constantily on channel 4 at the moment for some telecommunication thing and its a got a fire club juggler on stilts on it just doing a standard cascade for bout 5 seconds but it pleased me to see it

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing


brittleGOLD Member
member
131 posts
Location: leicester, uk


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theres one advert with a woman doing stuff with hoops for heart 106.6 fm radio

also in papa roach's new video ...to be loved has fire fans and other stuff in =)

What to do in case of fire??? LET IT BURN!


SpannerBRONZE Member
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Posted:
 Written by: psycotic_furby


And the Dawn French (et al) show is "Jam and Jerusalem", on BBC1. The woman sets fire to a church after letting go doing some half-arsed backwards circles, by the look of it :P



Which I have seen and am not happy about at all frown

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yay,

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Mr_ChutneySILVER Member
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Location: Herefordshire, England (UK)


Posted:
Agreed Spanner-



I saw this fiorst a few weeks back and was going to post a thread- I'm suprised one hasn't sprung up discussing it and it sterotypical mocking of youth/ poi culture.

SpannerBRONZE Member
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Posted:
 Written by: bbc.co.uk

Pauline McLynn - better known as father Ted's Mrs Doyle - plays Sal's best friend Tip, while Sally Phillips is her hippy daughter Tash, whose circus skills don't add any gravitas to her already skimpy CV.





It's highly misrepresentative of fire spinning and its culture but more concerningly a very bad example to be setting.



Quite simply, the BBC is currently broadcasting a trailer several times per day which shows Sally Philips unconfidently spinning fire poi in a church, wearing no head/hair cover and short sleeves, then cutting to one of the poi, presumably having left her hand, burning some decoration.



It's a couple of very quick shots but as far as I remember this is what can be seen.

What can't be seen is any evidence of any safety precautions as recommended by the HoP fire safety articles, for example, and as this trailer and the fuller programme will be an introduction to the whole range of fire arts for the vast majority of the audience, I find that absolutely unacceptable.



Expecting fire spinners to perform for free as requested earlier this year was bad enough.

I know: wrong forum for this kind of chat, but this complacency by the BBC could have very serious consequences frown

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yay,

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_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
wave

Just saw the ad for Jam and Jerusalem (which is on tonight at 9.30, btw)

ubblol

I think it's going to piss some people off.

But never worry, if poi/staff is ever going to be accepted as something other than a fad, or achieve the, ahem, lofty respect of juggling, it has to be able to be mocked by mainstream comedians...

Ah well, bring it on smile

Getting to the other side smile


MynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
I can mock poi biggrin in fact it's one of my favourite hobbies next to juggling and staff wink

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.


_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
Well if you're not a mainstream comedian (or meg, which is moreorless the same thing), it doesn't count tongue

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Hanzveteran
1,328 posts
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia


Posted:
on Medical Miracles the other night there was this really obese lady from NZ, she had two daughters who could be spotted using maori poi and then they showed them actually practising with them

IgirisujinSILVER Member
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2,666 posts
Location: Preston, United Kingdom


Posted:
Oh I saw that I thought it was good smile.



We've all been at that point, picking up poi and spinning them in two circles and looking for praise, but never getting any couse its not any good. Did you see her face all the way through when she was trying to spin poi, and only ever getting any praise at the very end from one person, who is abit like all our mums who think everything we do is brilliant even though its clearly rubbish to everyone else.



It made me giggle



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Hanzveteran
1,328 posts
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia


Posted:
is this the lady or the kids? I liked the kids, can't remember her giving it a go though

the_mods_stole_my_nameSILVER Member
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1,286 posts
Location: Maghull, Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
did anybody see the chimaera crew last night on some late night show called 'BLAST!' ? those guys showed what the fire spinning community is really like, a tight knitted group of friends, not a group of stoner youths out to play with fire! nice one guys!

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Winged AvengerSILVER Member
The official Emma Peel wannabe
226 posts
Location: Colchester, England (UK)


Posted:
Did anyone see An Audience with Take That - you don't have to admit it - but there was some fire club swinging. Quite obviously it was with Relight my Fire - but it was cool to see and the guy could clearly do it quite well - no fast weave!

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jo_rhymesSILVER Member
Momma Bear
4,525 posts
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdom


Posted:
"relight my fire, your love is my only desire, relight my fire! cos i neeeeeeeeeed, ooh neeeeeeed, your love, doo doo!" biggrin

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FixxGOLD Member
Member
25 posts
Location: London, United Kingdom


Posted:
Yep, he was pretty good - did some nice double staff spinning to end the routine as well.



Can't believe I actually did admit to watching that... tongue

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the_mods_stole_my_nameSILVER Member
travelling without moving
1,286 posts
Location: Maghull, Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
i spotted a girl doing contact baton twirling yesterday on the video to little chris' song, getting enough. i'm kinda embarrased to say i watched the video coz it's soooooo bad!

Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

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