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alicewonderland
alicewonderland

Born on a green light daddy-o!!!
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Member Since: 25th Nov 2005
Total posts: 126
Posted:Not too be soo down but; I can't find any friends that spin fire, twirl fire, breathe fire, dance fire, nothing;the closest thing I got is a co-worker with a lighter:( I still have my training pants on though, I love love love poi with all my heart ! Without it...I wouldn't really have anything to do that makes me happy besides writing (which i usually do bored or frustrated or whatever), listening to music (which doesn't require much concentration), or playing with my lil puppy dog. Anyways my point is i have noone to share my love for the art of poi with. I actually found one person in my area from my friends myspace; I sent her a message just saying hi and i seen her spinning pics looked nice and wondered if she wanted to maybe get together sometime, she responded by saying " I don't have time to teach anyone anything, there are other people in cincinnati that spin." That kinda hurt I wasn't asking her to teach me anything ...actually i'm not that bad with them, the transition of 5 years spinning glow sticks on shoestrings at raves to my new found poi has been nice. I don't know guess I'll keep doing it by myself, while other people who don't know about the joy I get from doing this talk about how weird I am for wanting to do it. I thought that I would be able to find more people and friendly people...naive I feel. Sorry didn't mean to write a book, thanks to all that stopped by to read my moaning and complaining of my pathetic life:)

When you're already walking on thin ice...why not dance?

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alien_oddity
alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees
Member Since: 31st Dec 2004
Total posts: 7193
Posted:AWWWwwwww hughug2 that email you recieved back was a bit harsh

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alicewonderland
alicewonderland

Born on a green light daddy-o!!!
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Member Since: 25th Nov 2005
Total posts: 126
Posted:yeah, i think it was really discouraging ravehead, looks to me like I'll just have to move to england to find the kewl people smile

When you're already walking on thin ice...why not dance?

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:aww, I'm sure there are lots of nice poiple where you are. hug dont give up, and in the mean time, you're guaranteed plenty of hugs here hug

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:hi
saw you sent me a message today
hi from wisconsin
too bad we aren't closer :hugs:


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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alicewonderland
alicewonderland

Born on a green light daddy-o!!!
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Member Since: 25th Nov 2005
Total posts: 126
Posted:Thanks for all the love guys:) I really appreciate it. I'm ooppss i mean my spirits are getting higher already:) lol ...faithinfire i used to be a flight attendant for Mesaba Airlines and used to fly into wisconsin all the time in those small azz planes hahaha:) I think I really would like to make a trip to england or somewhere and meet up with some other fire spinners eventually...bettter start saving now:)

When you're already walking on thin ice...why not dance?

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Kombi guy
Kombi guy

HOP OM
Location: HOP Central, New Zealand
Member Since: 21st Nov 2003
Total posts: 224
Posted:Hey Alice........You probably already checked but if not did ya try a search in the
meet others section in regards to finding fellow spinny types in and around your local area....It may help find some info on the local spinning scene.......

http://www.homeofpoi.com/meet_others/searchOthers.php
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Happy twirling.
juggle weavesmiley juggle weavesmiley juggle


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Eera
old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay
Member Since: 29th May 2003
Total posts: 1107
Posted:You can always create your own scene. Get your poi out and have a spin in the twilight, you'll draw a few people who'll want to know more and before you know it, boof!

Have fun. The world loves a smile.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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alicewonderland
alicewonderland

Born on a green light daddy-o!!!
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Member Since: 25th Nov 2005
Total posts: 126
Posted:Yeah I tried the search no luck:( , Yeah Eera for real that's a good point, I should deffinatley try that out:) Such a wonderful attitude and outlook you all have, you've certainly brought a smile to my face...thanks sooo much biggrin And honestly regardless of it all spinning alone or with mass people is good for me either way, atleast when I f!*# up noone else sees lol wink

When you're already walking on thin ice...why not dance?

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FireTom
Stargazer

Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:Yupp - I close shoulders: go spinning and teach others... sure enough there will be one or more popping up...

I know how you feel, sista... my hometown was the same, but now spinners come up like mushrooms... still counting... hug wink biggrin


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Dixie
Dixie

old hand
Location: Darkest Bedford.
Member Since: 5th Mar 2005
Total posts: 740
Posted:To hell with it! Come to London! smile

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alicewonderland
alicewonderland

Born on a green light daddy-o!!!
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Member Since: 25th Nov 2005
Total posts: 126
Posted:London London London, last time I was there was almost 3 years ago now, man oh man I loved it there:) I went to a rave in the london bridge tunnel called raindance....lovely, and I went to a record store called access all areas are they still around? I didn't want to leave, do u think it would be hard at all to find a job there?

When you're already walking on thin ice...why not dance?

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:Written by: alicewonderland

Thanks for all the love guys:) I really appreciate it. I'm ooppss i mean my spirits are getting higher already:) lol ...faithinfire i used to be a flight attendant for Mesaba Airlines and used to fly into wisconsin all the time in those small azz planes hahaha:) I think I really would like to make a trip to england or somewhere and meet up with some other fire spinners eventually...bettter start saving now:)



ditto for sure


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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alicewonderland
alicewonderland

Born on a green light daddy-o!!!
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Member Since: 25th Nov 2005
Total posts: 126
Posted:what part of wisconsin r u in faithinfire? I'll be in MN this summer in the southern part closer to rochester, are there a lot of other spinners there?

When you're already walking on thin ice...why not dance?

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KaelGotRice
KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 1584
Posted:There's the midwest burners group on tribe, though they stick mainly to kansas and missouri of all places.

There's a few of us in chicago as well, you can always hit me up if you're in the area.

:hugs:

~Kael


To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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alicewonderland
alicewonderland

Born on a green light daddy-o!!!
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Member Since: 25th Nov 2005
Total posts: 126
Posted:wow thank u soo much that really means a lot and I actually just might do that, it's only 4hrs from me and i have a cousin up there so free room and board:) helll yeah, yiippeee beerchug we'll have one of those to celebrate! haha

When you're already walking on thin ice...why not dance?

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alicewonderland
alicewonderland

Born on a green light daddy-o!!!
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Member Since: 25th Nov 2005
Total posts: 126
Posted:yeahhhhhhhhh bounce2 bounce2 weavesmiley biggrin hug bounce bounce clap grouphug hehe smile i think i just used every smiley i could to express how happy and excited i am can u believe that i not only found one person in my area the spins but a whole truop and they invited me to a fire gathering of like 30 other spinners there from New York Michigan i cant remember all of the others but it doesn't matter I am sooo excited!

When you're already walking on thin ice...why not dance?

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Dut
lurker
Location: Nashville, TN
Member Since: 22nd Mar 2002
Total posts: 380
Posted:Written by: alicewonderland

yeahhhhhhhhh bounce2 bounce2 weavesmiley biggrin hug bounce bounce clap grouphug hehe smile i think i just used every smiley i could to express how happy and excited i am can u believe that i not only found one person in my area the spins but a whole truop and they invited me to a fire gathering of like 30 other spinners there from New York Michigan i cant remember all of the others but it doesn't matter I am sooo excited!



badassed! midwestburners.com will have the events you need. smile i know some of the ravers up there who spin actually (one in dublin, OH, several in STL and possibly Indi.), but they wouldn't be part of any groups yet (maybe someone to get started with?). let me know if you're interested and i'll send you his myspace. and if i'm ever back to cinti or c-bus this summer to perform, i'll try to remember to say something here. good luck babe. <333


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Noddy
Noddy

Toe Poking Bad Boy
Location: Lake District UK
Member Since: 25th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2865
Posted:Written by: Dixie

To hell with it! Come to London! smile



sod it!

we will come to you! biggrin


Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:You might try and find some 'Burningman' links. I got no peeps in Ohio but there've got to be some burners out there. Find the burners and you'll find the fire, find the fire and you'll find the poi.

Maybe try www.tribe.net and look for Ohio Burningman groups?

Good luck.


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

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alicewonderland
alicewonderland

Born on a green light daddy-o!!!
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Member Since: 25th Nov 2005
Total posts: 126
Posted:Written by: Noddy

Written by: Dixie


To hell with it! Come to London! smile



sod it!

we will come to you! biggrin



See, this is why I love london, everyone's so inviting and welcoming, I would love love love love to come back:) I wonder if they would give work to a chick like me over there lol!!! Hopefully me and my bf will really be able to come over soon, but...if you make over here let me know! I will deffinatley have to check out midwestburners, thanks sooo much. I just recently learned about Burning Man sounds amazing are you going this year...or when is it?


When you're already walking on thin ice...why not dance?

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Stand_up_philosopher
Stand_up_philosopher

Member
Location: Youngstown, OH
Member Since: 13th Jul 2006
Total posts: 15
Posted:I'm in youngstown Ohio which is about 3 hours from Cincinnati. dunno if that helps bt i'm always up to spin with another! (i'm experienceing the same thing as you on this side of ohio)

"...Life is mysterious and inherently undefineable... "

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The Tea Fairy
The Tea Fairy

old hand
Location: Behind you...
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2004
Total posts: 853
Posted:Access All Areas is still there! They're lovely people, I try and drop by there now and then to see what's happening in the London underground music scene and generally have a cuppa and a chat with the guys there.

hug Just come spend lots of time on HoP, you'll never feel lonely again!


Idolized by Aurinoko

Take me disappearing through the smoke rings of my mind....

Bob Dylan

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sagetree
sagetree

organic creation
Location: earth
Member Since: 7th May 2006
Total posts: 246
Posted:go to hookahville near columbus, it's a nice music festival twice a year and i remember seeing some fire spinners there. i knew of some contact jugglers in the nati around the ludlow area (clifton)



im sure there are many people around you that play with some skill toys but it might be up to you to bring them together.


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MikefromGlos
MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England
Member Since: 10th Jul 2006
Total posts: 985
Posted:what i did in gloucester with a little help basicly we started off with hardly anyone doing any circus stuff then me and our other leader jane put a wednesday night juggling club every week more and more people came along even people that couldnt do anything and now we have people doing everything from unicycle to poi to staff to devilstick... We only started in January and already we have our boards up all round the place have been in two festivals and the paper loads of times... Its hard work but worth it we have just started to expand into the fire nights as well which is great i run that every wednesday after the normal circus... Its quite a heavy scene here now...

Its amazing what you can achieve by posters and stuff thats how we started so stick some posters up advertising the good points i assume u dont mind teaching some people how to spin???

If you do make to england try and get to Gloucester on a wednesday we have some great jams...

Mike


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

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing

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Lemonkey
Lemonkey

Stalking amidst the desert, carrying an oversized scalpel...
Location: Huddersfield + Hull Uni... UK.
Member Since: 1st Aug 2005
Total posts: 1019
Posted:Apparently Ohio has SHITLOADS of jugglers. Maybe you should learn to juggle instead. smile

Willy - is bad for your health...

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TotalEclipse
Member
Location: Nr Petersfield
Member Since: 26th Aug 2006
Total posts: 120
Posted:I just spread it through my a couple of my friends, and it caught. Now there are 4 spinners + myself within 15 minutes drive from me, and it'll continue to catch I'm sure biggrin

If you are going to run a club with fire nights don't you need to be insured for every spark? Or do you run a 'no liability whatsoever' policy?


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sagetree
sagetree

organic creation
Location: earth
Member Since: 7th May 2006
Total posts: 246
Posted:well i just moved back to cincinnati and there are tons of jugglers here. we are meeting tonight at the Tangeman University Center at UC at 7:00. i am starting a diabolo / juggling / poi gathering at alt park on sundays at 3:00 (meeting by the swings). the first meet is april 1st (no this isnt a april fools joke) i have had some good feedback already and we should have at least 5 people at the 1st meet. it would be great to see you so c'mon down.

here is the website for the cincinnati juggling club:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/clubclubhub/messages

sage


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