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albotross
SILVER Member since May 2006

albotross

member
Location: nsw, gunnedah

Total posts: 52
Posted:so... whos got any good stories?

next week, im going to my 1st ever national circus and physical thearter festival, "Catapult" in bathurst. im supposed to do a juggling ruitein in frount i dont know how many people. about an hour ago, i got my fingure sucked into an angle-grinder. a few years ago, i did a fire show after dislocating my shoulder.

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The nite is nearly over, day is almost here. Romans 13:12

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:not so much injury but I was working inside a club doing fire followed by a glow walkabout and I started to feel a bit didgy on arrival then really rough doing the fire, then in the break between fire and glow food poisoning took full effect and I was stuck in the club toilet for the next 2 and a half hours being violently sick not pleasant shrug

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Bitten by a poisonous spider before a Ren Faire day with 3 shows. Foot swelled 3x it's normal size. I had it looked at, wrapped tightly, was given meds and went on stage. Between shows I could be seen puking in a bucket and sitting under a tree with my foot up. We have photos of that show and you can see my foot wrapped in them.

At a dress rehearsal 2 hours before a bellydance show my skirt slipped off my hips and I twisted my ankle hard core.
I iced it and wrapped it with the ice in it. We debated cancelling the show but I refused. In the video I do a kick and in that one you can see that my ankle is wrapped and looks the size of a large ball.

I am sure I have many, many more but those are the ones I have photographic evidence of. wink


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

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albotross
SILVER Member since May 2006

albotross

member
Location: nsw, gunnedah

Total posts: 52
Posted:ouchy... thats commitment!!
i remembered last nite, that i did a show at the start of the year, with the side of my thumb missing. i accidently hit my hand on a corrugated iron fence,and ripped a slap off the side of my thumb. it was still attached, but only just. it wasnt overly serious, but i was making fire pics at the time. thats realy hard with your hand bandaged.


The nite is nearly over, day is almost here. Romans 13:12

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Rellizate
GOLD Member since Feb 2007

Rellizate

old hand
Location: Cambridge, UK

Total posts: 719
Posted:I stabbed myself in the thumb with one of those massive curvy knives used for scoring marble, making a really thin but really deep cut. When I was spinning it opened up and started bleeding like crap.

Not a pleasent experience.


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ElectricBlue
SILVER Member since Feb 2002

ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra

Total posts: 810
Posted:Before one show I was running full speed back from my car when I caught my foot in the leg of my costume pants and totally snapped my self.



One minute I was running the next I was sliding head long along some very rough tarmac. The worst part was that we had to go on in about 5 min and I had blood coming out of the huge scrapes on my knees, hip and elbows. But I did the show and went straight to bed only to find that when I woke up I could barely walk because of the grazes on my knees and my muscles that had seised up from falling hard in the cold.



We had three more shows that weekend too. I would have to say even though I have broken bones and had worse grazes from falling of my bike, that would have to be the most painful night ever.



But at least i have some awsome scars too show for that one and the show went really well. smile

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Pyrolific
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Total posts: 3289
Posted:yeah - Katinca had a serious burn the week before we were to perform in front of the Minister for Arts among other arts people. We couldnt perform. was a bummer but we got over it, and she and I learned a good lesson about not taking skills or safety for granted smile

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:i put my hip out the day before 2UberOz, does that count?

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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albotross
SILVER Member since May 2006

albotross

member
Location: nsw, gunnedah

Total posts: 52
Posted:id sey so... does a dislocated hip hurt anything as much as a shoulder? thumbs dont hurt much, but i once had the ball of my shoulder back where my shoulder blade was ment to be, and that wasnt too much fun. fortunately, it was the day AFTER a show.
am i the only one who only ever gets injured within 2 weeks eather side of a show?


The nite is nearly over, day is almost here. Romans 13:12

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squid
BRONZE Member since Apr 2007

squid

sanguine
Location: sur

Total posts: 382
Posted:I had a show last night that was paying well (someone's 50th birthday bash). Course, I also have a broken rib right now too.

Nothing too severe, but it kind of slows down the ability to take deep breaths or twist to one side fully, so the routine I was doing was a bit ...tamer.


"to a man whose only tool is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted: Written by: Pyrolific


she and I learned a good lesson about not taking skills or safety for granted smile



That's lesson is such a bitch, innit? Not that I'd know from experience or anything. wink


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

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Fireina


member
Location: Broomfield, Colorado

Total posts: 143
Posted:I've minorly burned my leg doing poi, but that's about it. It was a simple mistake really. I went to do a ponche (best explained as an arabesque on steroids. Leg behind body way the hell up high with body leaned forward.) and I wasn't paying attention to where my technique was leading my leg and where my planes were with my leg in mind. So my left calf got a sexi lil' poi burn, barely even noticable...I've had worse curling iron burns.

*Touches wood*


"Watch those explosions in the sky and you'll go blind, but not this time. Will you live in hope or dark desire? What can I say? F*ck love give me fire." ~Cities Of Night by Blaqk Audio (Davey Havok)

Proudly MCRmy

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natasqi


natasqi

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Location: Perth

Total posts: 489
Posted:I don't know whether I should share this because it isn't exactly the best fire safety story.

I was spinning Snake poi/poi of death in a routine with a friend as the last routine of a 15 minute performance.

We had 20 seconds on music from lighting up to starting our routine and after 3 seconds, the handles of my right hand became alight... And then my right pointer finger knuckle was on fire.

And Nat, being stupid and proud, didn't want to ruin the so far perfect show, so she didn't drop her poi and kept spinning for another 8 seconds until she could smother the handles with the rest of her hand.

And the routine went perfectly and we got our 'ultrahard-omg-they're-spinning-fire-around-each-other-move'.
And we bowed etc...

And I looked at my knuckle and it was white. OOPS!

And being a typical medical student I didn't go to the doctors until later in the day, and had to go to the state Burns Clinic the next morning. Extremely embaressing.

But in the end, I came out with a wonderful learning experience and now our "keep handles away from fuel" rules are quite strict.

And I know what supplies to nick from the hospital in case of another incident.. biggrin


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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth

Total posts: 5814
Posted:rolleyes rolleyes

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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FireTom


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Total posts: 6650
Posted: Written by: natasqi


But in the end, I came out with a wonderful learning experience and now our "keep handles away from fuel" rules are quite strict.



This or "soke your handles in water" (depending whether plastic or leather)


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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albotross
SILVER Member since May 2006

albotross

member
Location: nsw, gunnedah

Total posts: 52
Posted: Written by: FireTom


 Written by: natasqi


But in the end, I came out with a wonderful learning experience and now our "keep handles away from fuel" rules are quite strict.



This or "soke your handles in water" (depending whether plastic or leather)



very true. i always got the job of washing the handles when they fell in the water. incidently, it never occured to me till just recently, that i could REMOVE the handles wile i dipped... ubblol ooooops


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