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FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
ubblol I'm almost sure, there must be a similar thread somewhere, but the search went back with no results...



Things NOT to do...



... when getting invited to join a fire-gig wink



- stay up extremely late the previous night

- take the dodgyest equipment possible

- turn up 20 minutes late

- forget your costume

- when invited: hand out your own phone number/ business cards/ demo-DVD's to promoters

- constantly tell everybody that the payment is so f****ing low, you just did it "just as a personal favour"

- tell every other performer you got proposed double of their pay

- tell the promoters you got proposed 5% of what you actually got and that you're extremely satisfied

- jump out on stage completely off the agreed timeline and run over other performers

- spray kero on everybody, including fellow spinners

- never look at the audience and your mates

- turn your back to the audience 95% of the time

- completely withdraw from the music (i.e. play as slow as possible at psytrance and as fast as possible at classics)

- only show 1% of what you're actually capable of and repeat this 500 times

- drop your stick 20 times and still try to get this one particular move right

- leave without cleaning up after yourself and tell the promoters that you will call them a.s.a.p./ they shall call YOU next time they need a fireshow...



wink got it? hug



ubblove , ubbidea and lots of ubblol

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the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


faith enfireBRONZE Member
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Posted:
were you the problem or witness to biggrin



sounds like an interesting and yet frustrating time
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Faith
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Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
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Location: They seek him here, they seek him there...


Posted:
Sounds much like the wisdom of experiance to me. tongue

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."


GeoffonTour04SILVER Member
enthusiast
360 posts
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom


Posted:
Never think 'one more pint and a couple more spliffs won't hurt before I go on'. And then forget everything. Good thing is you won't realise how bad it was til everyone tells you the next day.

_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
ubblol

Getting to the other side smile


jaeroSILVER Member
your new best enemy
246 posts
Location: over the river, through the woods, USA


Posted:
you shouldn't try:
drunken neck wraps
flips
partner routines anywhere but sober
gasoline; spinning with, spitting, or huffing
claiming you invented something you saw someone else do the day before, they might be there (you know who you are)
heroin
booking a gig by yourself
flaming devil sticks
pissing off a mcdonalds emplyee when you're a customer.

I'll get there too late if I shorten my stride, I'll get there too soon if I find me a ride, I'll never move forward if I try to hide this path that I've troden one step at a time.


Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
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13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


Posted:
you see, i would have said "you shouldn't be a mcdonalds customer in the first place" wink

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
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13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


Posted:
hahah! you've changed the title to the "nono" list! Nono is m host sister's name! ubblol

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


PK_BRONZE Member
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Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: FireTom



- when invited: hand out your own phone number/ business cards/ demo-DVD's to promoters




confused where is the problem with that?.. why are otehr promoters there exactly?.

So many gigs i have got from doing this... got to eat and pay the bills you know!. As long as it is done right thats all. rolleyes

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.


poigmarmite and nutella sandwich
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Location: Farnborough, Hampshire


Posted:
asking for a big mac in burger king

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MikefromGlosSILVER Member
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985 posts
Location: Gloucester England


Posted:
I would like to add there is nothing wrong with flamming devilsticks i been devilsticking for 4 years and never had a accident touch wood and they look amazing if u can pull them off

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

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing


_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
Don't let your ego argue over billing with the person doing the organising ubbangel

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PeleBRONZE Member
the henna lady
6,193 posts
Location: WNY, USA


Posted:
 Written by: PK_


 Written by: FireTom



- when invited: hand out your own phone number/ business cards/ demo-DVD's to promoters




confused where is the problem with that?.. why are otehr promoters there exactly?.

So many gigs i have got from doing this... got to eat and pay the bills you know!. As long as it is done right thats all. rolleyes



If you are invited by another fire troupe, then handing the promoter of that event who hired the other fire troupe your information on their time is concidered rude and unethical.

Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK


PK_BRONZE Member
Lambretta Fanatic
4,996 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: PK_


As long as it is done right thats all. rolleyes



wink

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.


jaeroSILVER Member
your new best enemy
246 posts
Location: over the river, through the woods, USA


Posted:
 Written by: MikefromGlos


I would like to add there is nothing wrong with flamming devilsticks i been devilsticking for 4 years and never had a accident touch wood and they look amazing if u can pull them off



I've been devil sticking for 12 years. I've had a few accidents, but I don't really care bout em. only people who are crazy (like me) should try them on fire though.
I consider them one of the most dangerous of the fire toys. certain tricks, mostly horizontal ones, the stick can get spinning to a point where it can skip off your hand sticks. while I'm at it, I'd like to add fire nunchucks without knowledge of normal nunchucks to the list. flaming concusions are bad.

I'll get there too late if I shorten my stride, I'll get there too soon if I find me a ride, I'll never move forward if I try to hide this path that I've troden one step at a time.


FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
leading me to the addition:

- playing (heavy/ fire) nun-chucks in a crowd/ bamboo matted bar, on 4(+) shots of spirits wink

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


poigmarmite and nutella sandwich
1,590 posts
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire


Posted:
Doing a performance in front of 1000 people with a duo who has 2 glowpoi which are liable to fall apart redface





Yes, it did happen ubblol
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Nadojourneyman
61 posts

Posted:
Make a fire sword out of a cardboard tube.

Throw Shellite in a river and light it on fire (i've seen this happen and it was just plain frikkin stupid, not to mention polluting)

FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
ubblol
eek
umm

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
... oogling at the girls on the party - completely rubberfaced and expecting them to jump your lap wink



... attempting to swallow a fire-sword wink

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


strugzBRONZE Member
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Location: Southampton - Possibly..., United Kingdom


Posted:
book burnt toast wink

ubblol

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DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
ubblol

Was just thinking, all those first posts sound like a standard 'Toast gig. Not enough ketamine, but othewise think we tick all the boxes wink

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude


strugzBRONZE Member
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Posted:
ubblol

thats what i thought ubblol

oh dear - our image is ruined!

GO - TOAST!

biggrin

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_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
You had an image?

Ohh.... that slacker hippy one...

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PsyriSILVER Member
artisan
1,576 posts
Location: Berkshire, UK


Posted:
splattering the dj with parrafin?

strugzBRONZE Member
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Location: Southampton - Possibly..., United Kingdom


Posted:
spinning wire wool in the wrong plane......

ie - into the cowd - yes ive seen this........

or watching a poi head dissapear off the end of a chain, again into the crowd.......

(i feel i must point out that niether of these inncidents was toast gigs) nor me for that matter!




smile

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_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
Yeah right... tongue

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strugzBRONZE Member
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Posted:
this was pre toast actually 2002, you know all hippy........

ubbloco

"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."


_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
Me?!

Ha!

Pot. Kettle. Black.

tongue

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strugzBRONZE Member
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Location: Southampton - Possibly..., United Kingdom


Posted:
yeh - im a hippy ubblol

just look at me in all my hippy cloths, and all my lentles and my eco views and my veggy oil van ubblol

Im about as hippy as MCP is crap at staff ubbloco

wink biggrin

"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."


PsyriSILVER Member
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Location: Berkshire, UK


Posted:
plants have feelings too tongue

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