Ash Blackstar
Ash Blackstar

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Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Member Since: 1st Sep 2001
Total posts: 177
Posted:I had a question.

What is the opinion on our art form going mainstream?
Does it hurt, or help?
Should we work towards making it a mainstream art form?
Thats all out of me for now
and


Ash Blackstar

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, But Whips and Chains excite me"
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Lightshow84
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Location: Alvin, Texas
Member Since: 11th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5
Posted:Mainstream or not??
it's really not that big of a deal, i kinda like mainstream. some may agree, some may not, it's not my decision.


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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:Mainstream? What's that?

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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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FireSpirit
FireSpirit

Classic 90's Fire Dancer... Poi, Staff, Doubles, and Breathing
Location: South Lake Tahoe
Member Since: 29th Mar 2001
Total posts: 743
Posted:I have to da a fire show, Happy hollidays, big party at mi house!!

I have to do fire!
By by,
~Fire spirit

Ps what is main stream, is thatt a river?

[ 17. December 2002, 12:49: Message edited by: flash fire ]


FIRE IS ALIVE!
IT LIVES AND BREATHS!
IT CONSUMES, AND DISTROYS!
BUT WE CONTROL IT,
AND DANCE WITH FIRE!!

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SickpuPpy
SickpuPpy

Ninja Rockstar!
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1100
Posted:Honestly the fire arts have been trickling into the mainstream for some time now. I hear about fire performances at bars and clubs all the time now where people lighting things on fire would normally be really out of place.

What does this mean for fire arts? Well it means that more and more people will pick it up and try to perform anywehere they can. At best it means that fire arts will lose much of the mistique it held and the audiances will be much less impressed. At worst it will fill poi gatherings with masses of pousers and BS attiudes making people like me not want to go to gatherings any more. And it will most likely quadrupal the amount of guys in the audiance going "Whatever, I could do that. I just don't want to."


Jesus helps me trick people.

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FireSpirit
FireSpirit

Classic 90's Fire Dancer... Poi, Staff, Doubles, and Breathing
Location: South Lake Tahoe
Member Since: 29th Mar 2001
Total posts: 743
Posted:So the fire show was good, Although everyone was above me, on a balcony. I live it much more when the croud is right there with me. Then they are in the fire to, rather than above and watching (like God). Most of my moves are for straight vertical, or horizontal viewer.
I need moves on an angle not of those plains. (So diaginal up)

I guess they liked it tough, They wan't me to do another.
~Fire Spirit

[ 17. December 2002, 12:54: Message edited by: flash fire ]


FIRE IS ALIVE!
IT LIVES AND BREATHS!
IT CONSUMES, AND DISTROYS!
BUT WE CONTROL IT,
AND DANCE WITH FIRE!!

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FireSpirit
FireSpirit

Classic 90's Fire Dancer... Poi, Staff, Doubles, and Breathing
Location: South Lake Tahoe
Member Since: 29th Mar 2001
Total posts: 743
Posted:I Am Waister!
I just did a 2nd show but I chamged the location! It was out back (instead of being in front with the balcony) where it was flat and the viewer was Leval and right there witth me, in the pit. (instea dof being above me on the balcony, Looking down.)
Location it a big thing, I see, when it involves parillel or 45* looking down at you.
I need more moves for that angle.

~Drunken Firt Spirit


FIRE IS ALIVE!
IT LIVES AND BREATHS!
IT CONSUMES, AND DISTROYS!
BUT WE CONTROL IT,
AND DANCE WITH FIRE!!

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FireSpirit
FireSpirit

Classic 90's Fire Dancer... Poi, Staff, Doubles, and Breathing
Location: South Lake Tahoe
Member Since: 29th Mar 2001
Total posts: 743
Posted:I just Got waylaid! Fier is and amazing thing!
I don't think ankone is going to read this anyways. Or the other postings above this one.

On another and entirely unrelated note, my landlord said tonight that I remind her of an X-boyfriend? What does that mean? I bet, no one responds.
Good night,
Fire spirit

[ 17. December 2002, 12:55: Message edited by: flash fire ]


FIRE IS ALIVE!
IT LIVES AND BREATHS!
IT CONSUMES, AND DISTROYS!
BUT WE CONTROL IT,
AND DANCE WITH FIRE!!

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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:Lemme get this straight: you just got laid by your landlord? Does this mean you don't have to pay rent this month?

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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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flowingchalice
flowingchalice

member
Location: Leicester, uk
Member Since: 30th Jul 2002
Total posts: 180
Posted:hello my little drunken slush muppet

Hee hee hee, you're funny when you're drunk! Your landlord - or should that be landlady? (unless they're a tranny!) probably said it cos they want to give you the impression that you're equally appealing, if not more, than their ex. I.e.... jump into my jungle NOW tiger, GGRrrRrrrr Or maybe it was just one of those ickle off hand comments that people sometimes make without knowing why

See, someone did reply How many brownie points do I get for bothering with that one??? I'd also settle for a choc-chip cookie....


Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside wakes C G Jung

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:A couple of us old timers kicked this one around a while ago... we called it:

The Poi Fad

...

My points remain the same. Except I don't think it's changed in size much over the past year that I've been spinning. Some cities burn out on Poi just as others are being overrun. It's pretty dead in New York for example. And last year it was crazy this time of year.


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

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FireSpirit
FireSpirit

Classic 90's Fire Dancer... Poi, Staff, Doubles, and Breathing
Location: South Lake Tahoe
Member Since: 29th Mar 2001
Total posts: 743
Posted:Wow I was drunk last night!
My land loard is good looking, but I also live with her husband and 2 year old daughter!!!
I did't get laid by her, but a fine brunett(very sweet I must say) I woke up next to her this morning!
Life Is Good!
Sorry Mike it wasn't my hotty Land loard, But it could raise some eyebrows in the roumer Thread!
And Chalice you deserve a Cookie!

Happy Drunken Hollidays,

~Fire Spirit


FIRE IS ALIVE!
IT LIVES AND BREATHS!
IT CONSUMES, AND DISTROYS!
BUT WE CONTROL IT,
AND DANCE WITH FIRE!!

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:*dons moderator hat*

okay, after some editing by yours truly, I need to ask that we cool it with the drunken sexual references.

We need to keep this site PG. We also actively recommend against the mixing of alcohol and fire dancing. It's unsafe.

Whatsmore - drunken performance resulting in "benefits" does not in any way pertain to the subject at hand. Please keep on topic.

Thanks and have a nice day.

[ 17. December 2002, 13:01: Message edited by: flash fire ]


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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:did you pull before or after you sat here at your computer and wrote multiple posts with the word mainstream in them?

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:quote:Originally posted by flid:
did you pull before or after you sat here at your computer and wrote multiple posts with the word mainstream in them? to whom is this directed?


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FireSpirit
FireSpirit

Classic 90's Fire Dancer... Poi, Staff, Doubles, and Breathing
Location: South Lake Tahoe
Member Since: 29th Mar 2001
Total posts: 743
Posted:I can't remember?
I am sorry for getting off track in my drunkeness.
I thoght I would be hidden in the Main Stream of things.
Very sorry that you had to take athority Flash.
I agree Alcohal and Fire do not mix so well! I haven't been drunk in a long time, and I think it showed.
O-well this thread will move on down the River, because I don't think Fire is so 'Main Stream' anyway. (more of an underground waterway) At least I hope it doesn't become MS!
PG it shall Be!
(All i wanted to do was document my experiance. )
Hungover Yours,
~Fire Spirit


FIRE IS ALIVE!
IT LIVES AND BREATHS!
IT CONSUMES, AND DISTROYS!
BUT WE CONTROL IT,
AND DANCE WITH FIRE!!

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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:flash: it was directed at FireSpirit

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