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JohnSmith
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Location: Canada
Member Since: 5th Apr 2002
Total posts: 28
Posted:So, i got asked to spin fire for a "ladies night" tonight at this fancy ass hotel.

I said that she should talk to the fire marshall about it, and she said i should. I've had bad experiences with the fire marshall, basically calling firespinners hippies and degenerates, so i didn't even want to bring it up to him.

The event co-ordinator says she has OKed it with the hotel, so i think it's OK.

we will be spinning in the BALLROOM of all places. We are going to dip our staffs outside, spin a bit for practice, then dip again, shake off, walk in light up, and leave.

does that sound OK? is there anything i should ask about? any other preparations i should make? this is my first time spinning fire on request for an event, although i have a lot of experience of spinning.


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dromepixie
dromepixie

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Location: Florida
Member Since: 20th May 2002
Total posts: 1463
Posted:You should speak to whom ever is reponsible for safety at the hotel and explain that you need space and all the other jazz that goes with dangerous substances...

I dont perform as of yet so dont have much experience but I do know you should have signs next to the parrafin and shouldnt be close to the crowd. I hope you are aware of the obvious: DONT do it near anything flamable or over carpet near curtains... etc...

Just BE SAFE!

and make sure you know where you are going to spin and have an idea of how much space to play with...

Not a subject to be taken lightly...

Hope I helped!
Drome


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PK_
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Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:do you have insurance, not many places will not let you do fire inside if your not insured or even them for that matter, but i dont know how that works in canada.....good luck with it though man hope all goes well.

PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Surloch
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Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 4th Dec 2001
Total posts: 64
Posted:I'm sure you're going to do this anyway, but make sure that you have the very basics of protection at hand. If not an extinguisher, then at least a damp/wet towel.

Preferably have it in the hands of someone who knows what to do with it, rather than just putting it down near your performance area.

Other than that, probably the best performance tip is not to drop the staff/poi. Even if you stick to your basics and don't try anything tricky, you will look much better than trying something hard and stuffing up. The average audience doesn't appreciate expertise, only aesthetics.

Have fun and good luck (if I'm not too late lol)


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PK_
PK_

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Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:so how'd it go man?

PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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