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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:So me and this guy are putting these go go dancers inside of balloons all evening... They're huge 7 foot balloons. I think they might be weather balloons but I'm not sure. Anyway, half way through the evening I'm like... "I wanna get in the balloon!"... and so I do.



And it was THE MOST FUN EVER!



I spun poi inside the balloon for about 10 minutes (there was apparently plenty of air). I CANNOT tell you how much fun it was to be in the balloon. It's like a million degrees and the balloon quickly starts to fog up as sweat is dripping off of you. It's totally intense. Then spinning glowpoi that I got in Scotland (Thank you Molly!) ... the crowd said it looked AWESOME. [Not bragging, I didn't make the glowpoi or the balloon... I just used em]... I wish I could have seen it but I did manage to get some very strange but very cool looking photos. Check out my member gallery....



Here!



The second one is me inside the balloon... scantily clad and in partial makeup... the rest are blurry and artistic cuz they're time lapse.



If you ever have a chance to go in a balloon... do it. Trust me. And if you can, bring a friend, that was fun too... (no photos of that though...)



Am I the first to poi in a balloon? Does that make me the "International Poi in a Balloon Champion"?



Swweeeeeet! biggrin


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SpitFire
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:That's WAY COOOOOOL
Envy...yes...envy!

biggrin

Oi....massive headache...I'm going to go crawl in a corner now.


Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Looks like you're stuck inside a giant Durex - but cool biggrin

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Xopher (aka Mr. Clean)
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Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: 8th Jun 2004
Total posts: 456
Posted:I can't seem to enlarge the photos enough to actually see you...there's a balloon, and it looks like there's something, probably a person, inside, but that's all I can see.

Some of the timelapse ones clearly show spinning, and it looks awesome, but I still can't see the person.


"If you didn't like something the first time, the cud won't be any good either." --Elsie the Cow, Ruminations

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Dr_Molly
Dr_Molly

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Location: Away from home
Member Since: 4th May 2004
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Posted:Perhaps it was a normal sized balloon and NYC trained a hamster to spin poi and gave it gloves to make the hand prints and... and... and... :flop:

...but Coo!
you really were in a balloon biggrin
but why weren't you spinning plates?
wink


ps. did those go go dancers want to be put in balloons all evening or were you being mean?


*wanders away happily saying ballOOn to herself over and over


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Pink...?
Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:Looks amazing!

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Yeah, I can't see them that well, either. They're post stamp size. frown

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Yeah... the originals are better quality.

And yes, it did feel like I was in a large condom.

And no, the go go dancers were done after a few minutes. It's pretty exhausting sweating non-stop. I've honestly never sweat so much in my life. And I'm not a sweaty guy by nature.

I'll see if I can bump up the resolution later... gotta go teach. biggrin


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NOn
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Location: ffidrac
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2004
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Posted:Very cool - but how did you get in[/] the balloon?? and did you pop it to get out?

the hand pic's really weird - makes me think of those colour pics of babies growing in the womb....


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Doc Lightning
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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Posted:I wanna see NYC scantily clad! tongue

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Xopher (aka Mr. Clean)
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Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
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Total posts: 456
Posted:I must admit that was part of my motivation as well...that's lookie, no touchie, NYC.

"If you didn't like something the first time, the cud won't be any good either." --Elsie the Cow, Ruminations

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Lillie Frog
Lillie Frog

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Location: wales
Member Since: 31st May 2004
Total posts: 558
Posted:Wow!
very cool.
Lucky you.
ubbrollsmile cool ubbrollsmile


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Sleep where it's dry
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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:To get in the balloon... it was just inflated with an airpump and then the hole is stretched open and you climb in quick before it deflates. It's tough to get in and it helps having two other people holding the mouth of the balloon open for you. The thing is, as you're getting in, you're blocking the air from escaping too quickly.



It didn't make sense to me either... until I was inside. Well, it still didn't make sense, but at least I believed it was possible. To get out, I just climbed out the hole again (it had been taped shut with electrical tape.) Since the balloons are aparently $15 each we didn't want to pop it every time... though we did pop a few that night. LOUDASS bang too. smile



Oh, and I was really just in an undershirt and boxer briefs. I'm glad I took my own advice for partying...



"Always wear nice underwear to a party." biggrin


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Posted:At least NYC finally got an avatar out of it. tongue

-Mike )'(
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Posted:Must fight urge to make jokes about someone with a big Head covered in latex! wink

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Posted:Patrick, honey. It's too cheap. Even *I* didn't take the opportunity.

Don't worry, lord knows there are ample opportunities to make fun of NYC. tongue


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NYC
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Location: NYC, NY, USA
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Total posts: 9232
Posted:You can call it making fun but I sense some balloon envy. You can't all be as pretty as me you know.

tongue


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Posted:Well, I for one admit you are much prettier than I am! tongue

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:That's so cool! I had a very similar idea last week. For some strange reason, I subjected myself to watching the MTV Music Video Awards (I don't have cable, so my options were limited. Honest!). One of the presenters rolled over the audience in one of these balloons and I decided that I'm gonna get me some and organise a glow staff/ poi routine on water with 3 balloons...





EDIT: Is there any chance you can find out where they sourced the balloons?



POST-EDIT: Don't worry - I found where I can buy them!

EDITED_BY: flash fire (1097199841)


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NYC
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Posted:You can't really see all that well with them...

They float? Holy crap I guess they would...

That would be COOL!


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flash fire
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Posted:The one on MTV was clear and a lot bigger than the one you were in, it seems.

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Posted:Ah yes... MTV probably has more than $15 to spend on them. smile

It'd be tough to refil them with air (which you need to do every so often so you don't die) if they were out on a lake....


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flash fire
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Posted:I've found an Austrian site that sells 2m ones for 45 euros. Now, if I could only justify spending AUD$75 on a friken balloon, I'd be laughing!! How do you blow them up? Reverse vacuum cleaner? I reckon that the 2 metre ones would have sufficient air to last for a 10 minute performance on water plus say 2 mins either side for portage etc.... What do you think, science guy?

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Posted:Wow thats so cool NYC!

Water floating balloons and poi... biggrin
But once you've got inside, floated out onto the water, used all your energy spinning, nearly run out of air....

....how do you get back to shore???? eek


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Location: Southern California, USA
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Posted:poi in balloons... yes, i see it... it's... the future(-ture-ture-ure-ure-ure)!

props for doing something that's so damn cool it makes me say damn... that's so damn cool


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flash fire
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Posted:Written by: Psycho_lemming

....how do you get back to shore???? eek



A tether?


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Posted:Written by: flash fire

A tether?



I see.... sorry i had an image of balloons rolling out across lake, kinda like zorbing without the hill, so thought a tether might get tangled....

i guess not.... craziness.... i love it!
biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin


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NYC
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Location: NYC, NY, USA
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Posted:[Insert obscure 'Prisoner' comment about large 'Rover' balloons guarding the exit from the island here.]

I am not a number!!!


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Skulduggery
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Location: Wales
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Posted:are you a giant hamster?

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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NYC
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NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
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Posted:No. My claws would pop the balloon silly.

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Skulduggery
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Posted:Good thinking Batman!........ unless you were a hamster wearing thick leather gloves!

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