Ade
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Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:Have you heard the one about the banana?
(never, never, never take them on a boat)

Have you heard the one about the peacock feather?
(never bring them insde your home)

I'd like to know if there are any superstitions around that are peculiar to the fire community?




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Cassandra
Cassandra

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Posted:that is an interesting one Ade, but then again did not expect any less from you, gorgeous:)

I know of unwritten rules of politness, like do not interupt somebody s burn etc...

but probably the firedancing community is too young to have those unwritten rules slowly evolve into supersticious rules (that is when you do not quite remember why you are not supposed to do that, but you still respect them)... Provided you agree with the theory that most of them had a logical or historical back ground that made them just rules then (like some religious food taboos for example)... at least that is my opinion

looking forward to read other people s experience

shine on
Cass


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:red sky at night, firespinners delight
red sky in morning, oh bugger, I lit a bushfire

if your poi break on your first spin, its gonna be a bad night


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Dio
Dio

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Location: OK, USA
Member Since: 11th Jul 2002
Total posts: 729
Posted:never, ever steal someone's first burn with a new set of wicks...earns you bad mojo

also, never eat mexican food in large quantities right before a show, but if you must, go for the bland stuff like chicken enchiladas

if a black cat crosses your path right before a burn... well, get your karma back in the finest way by making kitty wick


What hits the fan is not evenly distributed.

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Wintermute
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Location: Maybe Oxford, maybe Brighton ;...
Member Since: 2nd Apr 2003
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Posted:Always remember to look at an imaginary point a million miles away when fire-breathing.

(ie Don't look at the ever so funny thing your m8s are doing, blowback is apainful thing, as are burnt lungs)

I don't know if this qualifies as a superstition but it scares the hell outta me


If fishes were wishes we'd all cast nets

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Cassandra
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Posted:LOL.. silly me I thought this was a serious topic... consider my first post deleted

if you butter your staff it will fall always on the wrong side

fire spinning usually creates black boogies and that is a sign of impotence (WHAT ? no you want me to make sense again )

shine on crazy beautiful people

cass


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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Ade
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Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:Thanks Cassandra - I actually was serious with this post (maybe social was the wrong place for it? -mods?)

I think you make a good point Cass about the age of the fire community - superstitions may exist among smaller troupes/groups but not be a part of the fabric that ties us all together - yet....

Rozi, Dio and Wintermute - - thanks!

I'd be interested to hear if there are any serious superstitions...... but craziness gratefully read


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