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ewa

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Total posts: 18
Posted:do you heve same problem whith police?

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Havokist
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

Havokist


Location: Manchester

Total posts: 2530
Posted:in manchester, unless you get a real tw*t of a policeman, they tend to jsut stand and watch, as long as you aren't in the middle of somewhere REALLY busy that people walk through and aren't creating a problem

We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams;
We are the movers and shakers of the world for ever, it seems.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:Oh yeah..

I get that problem all the time too...

rolleyes

I usually get it when I do that other thing too. wink

I never have any problems with the police and me spinning.
Usually they never ever turn up.
Once at the Kent weekends they turned up with about 10 other officers when they were phoned to our location as we were reported to be setting fire to the trees smile


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Wild Child
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

Wild Child

Star Trekker
Location: Cheshire

Total posts: 1733
Posted:that would get em going ubblol ubblol

'The last rays of crimson on the spindle tree as the cerise fruit splits and reveals its orange seeds in a gloriously clashing colour scheme no-one would ever dare to wear'
Euonymous Europeus

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I once had a cop stop and watch me. And when I was done he came up, and here I was preparing myself to get arrested, etc. And he said "I really shouldn't say this, I'm sure...but would you do that again?" ubblol

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:that's highly amusing

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton

Total posts: 1626
Posted:We rang the police in our town, and they said we could do it anywhere so long as it wasn't distracting traffic or creating a nuisance (ie as long as we weren't next to a road and they didn't recieve any complaints).

Apparently the woman was really impressed when my mate described what fire poi is to her biggrin Cops seem to love fire just as much as us. It's the fire brigade you gotta watch out for wink Damn hose-slingin' bastards!

(not really of course, firemen [and women] are valuable and much-loved members of my, and any other, community. See? I can be diplomatic when I want).


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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Havokist
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

Havokist


Location: Manchester

Total posts: 2530
Posted:at the first manchester meet i went to, we all met up at pic gardens, and there was Mr. andythepoi and Mr. mint sauce both spinning fire, and they attracted quite a big circle of people, and two police officers passed on motor bikes, actually stopped, parked their bikes off to one side, and just stood and watched for about 15 mins, then got back on the bikes and went

they dont seem to bother as long as we aren't in the way


We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams;
We are the movers and shakers of the world for ever, it seems.

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Parafinfairy
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

Parafinfairy

old hand
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 845
Posted:Yeah, its the same in Guildford. We sometimes get police coming down to the river but they're usually there for a different reason and just watch then go on their merry way!!

Slicing the Loaf as we speak.

I need it..... Trust me!

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Damn yo, I'm mad jealous of you peeps. 5-0 always be rollin' up on our posse tryin' to keep us down.

We got the strickest fire regulations in the states here in Nuevo York so it's no doubt we be duckin' the boys in blue when they roll by.

All about keepin' it on the DL.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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spritie
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

spritie

Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX

Total posts: 2014
Posted:Down here, it's not the cops that can do much to shut us down, but the Fire Marshall. In general, the cops I've encountered while spinning have only had favorable things to say. Of course, I've never attempted busking so my views my be somewhat different from yours. Cops have even happily done crowd control for a performance or two.

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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

Total posts: 3899
Posted:no one seems to care at all in Berlin - which seems very un German-like with their great love for rules and regulations, but for the most part they leave buskers and such completely alone. Chances are you'll get hassled more for doing fire in your backyard (some crabby old ninnny can't stand others having fun, and if anyone complains about anything here you have to stop - 2nd warning takes you strait to jail) than in the middle of a crowded street - so long as it looks like you are trying to make money, it seems everyone thinks you have a right to be there despite a completely lack of permiting, insurance concernes, or whatever.

-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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Havokist
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

Havokist


Location: Manchester

Total posts: 2530
Posted:it just shows that the police are people too, even if they can be total tw*ts quite a bit,

but then, if you ever hear them say something like "if it was up to me this wouldnt be happening, im only doing my job" it just makes you feel like they're dying inside slightly each time they say it.


We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams;
We are the movers and shakers of the world for ever, it seems.

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Yeah... but the whole "Sorry but if my supervisor shows up and I'm not clubbing you with my baton I'll get fired" song gets tired too... wink

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Flame Boy
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Flame Boy

veteran
Location: Out

Total posts: 1508
Posted:I was fire poiing with a mate in a park at night the other day and a copper came over and asked "Do you think thats sensible in a public place?" To be honest - no! Cos there was no one else there! Of course I cant say that to him cos i know he's basically telling me to put them, but why the stupid pig couldnt just ask us to put them out i dont know.

To make matters worse I couldnt put then out and ended up melting the sole of my show shrug


AAARRRGGGHHH!!! My giant stick broke!!! In two!!! My stick broke in two!!! ubbcrying

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear

Total posts: 4693
Posted:the police down here are pretty good with it, considering that we spin on parliment house lawns. what we have to watch for is the stupid security guard telling us we cant spin cause there is a fire ban. like we are going to start a huge fire in the middle of the city just because its 10 degrees hotter than usual!

~evil security guard~

although last summer they were being stupid and saying we needed busking permits.
1. we are not busking
2. they cost like $400 dollars a person
3. WE ARE NOT BUSKING!
but for some reason winter came and they left us alone, too busy sitting in their warm offices.

harumph(silly authorities)


"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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Nucleopoi
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

Nucleopoi

chemical attraction
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England

Total posts: 1097
Posted:i dont have problems with police,our garden is large enough.other than that no one that i know of in my area has either ,they just tend to watch.a mother in the force round my area does help i suppose though....

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