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Location: el paso, tx
Member Since: 15th Jul 2003
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Posted:just a question. Inquireing minds want to know if you or someone you know has ever been robbed while doing poi?

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
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Location: Cairns, Queensland
Member Since: 23rd Apr 2003
Total posts: 95
Posted:Thats a very weird question but I do know a friend who has had it happen to him. To interested in swinging poi to be paying attention to his place.



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_VT_
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Location: el paso, tx
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Posted:

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

Peanut butter... It fills the cracks of the soul! -Paul Blart-

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Mistress Aurora
Mistress Aurora

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Location: Stillwater,OK/Wichita Falls,TX
Member Since: 19th Jan 2003
Total posts: 1032
Posted:Luckily in our troupe (as far as I know)we have never been the victims of a robbery while doing poi.

When we perform we make sure that there is ALWAYS someone standing over our stuff and keeping people from running off with our equipment.

When we practice most of the time we don't really have anything to watch because we are usually practicing with our poi,staff,etc.

I bring my "box o fire" to practice though and set that down somewhere near me and keep a close eye on it to make sure nobody gets too close to it. If I feel somebody is too close to my box I will go and move it.



RISK: Do not follow the common path; Go where there is no path and leave a trail.

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:I've been robbed while spinning.
I was off in my own little world at Reclaim the Beach - as the tide went out and more people arrived, everyone spinning fire had to move further and further down the beach to keep away from the crowds, so I ended up a fair way from my bag.

When I eventually went to get something from it, I discovered it was missing.
Luckily, it turned up just round the corner.
Not so luckily, everything had been emptied out, some stuff had been nicked, some stuff (including a non-replaceable set of poi) had been ripped up, but everything they left was pissed all over.

Unsurprisingly, I look after my stuff a bit more now.


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Charles
Charles

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Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:While busking one night, I had a drunk/stoned bum stumble up to my 'donations' box and grab a fistful of coins and notes and then stumble off.

It was the first time it had ever happened to me, and i was a bit shocked about what to do.

Then I saw about a dozen guys from the audience with angry looks on their faces start to move towards him. Images of him getting the sh*t kicked out him flashed through my horrified mind!

I immediately stopped performing and told everyone "just let him go, he obviously needs the money more than i do, there no reason for you guys or him to get hurt tonight, aye?"

I had to repeat myself to a couple of guys who weren't so keen on giving up the chase (the drunk guy wasn't moving too fast so he was still in plain view).

I turned then to the sound of money being piled into my donations box by all the other onlookers!

A quick glance was enough to see that I had made just been given 10 times the amount the bum had actually stolen in the first place.

And they say it doesnt pay to be nice!


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_VT_
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Location: el paso, tx
Member Since: 15th Jul 2003
Total posts: 1173
Posted:Now that has to be one of the coolest poi stories i have yet to here!

cheer's,bottom's up and damn those beer goggles when u wake up next to the ugly chick!


Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

Peanut butter... It fills the cracks of the soul! -Paul Blart-

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flid
flid

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Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:i had my bag stolen whilst spinning fire at a festival last saturday night. Some dodgy looking guys were eyeing up my digital camera and asking me how much it was worth and stuff, then half an hour later my bag got nicked. Thankfully my camera was round a friends neck at the time and my fone and wallet were in my pockets, but they got away with my favourite pair of trousers, a fuel flask, a camera bag and various other things, my housekeys included.

To my sheer delight there was no identifcation in the bag so my housekeys got dumped on the other side of the festival and got handed into lost property. If i hadn't have gotten them back i would have had to have got 3 main door locks changed, which would have been really expensive.

From now on i'm gonna be extremely careful what i take out ith me when i'm spinning. I always leave my bag with friends, but when they are drunk/stoned its easy for someone to walk off with it. Top advice is to not take keys, hide your door key somewhere good in the garden if no one is in (ie in a jar that is burried). Empty your wallet of all non essential things and keep it and your fone etc on you at all times, even whilst spinning. I'd rather have my wallet nicked with one cc in it than a load, my national insurance card, etc etc

It seems not everyone loves my spinning


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_VT_
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Location: el paso, tx
Member Since: 15th Jul 2003
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Posted:I realy don't care if any one is good or not. If you have enough intrest to try something new and stick to your gun's about it "especialy poi".Then
you are a better person for it no matter what any one say's! any way's poi isn't a competion unless your in one.


Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

Peanut butter... It fills the cracks of the soul! -Paul Blart-

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Charles
Charles

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Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:Hee hee hee, that's not a poi story, Virtua Trancer, its a STAFF story!!!!


(Gleefully happy at having hijacked a poi thread again)


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Gandhi Ganjamaster
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Member Since: 30th Aug 2002
Total posts: 299
Posted:not robbed but had drugs dropped into my waterflask. that f*'%$ sucked !
NEVER EVER leave anything unattended!!


Why?

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Paddy
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Location: 4341'N 7938'W
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2002
Total posts: 884
Posted:I haven't been robbed either, but I shudder to think of how much stuff I've just plain forgotten at poi gatherings 'cause I'm off in my own little world the whole time...
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