Synchronized fire dancers really put on a show

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Makes me wonder how they chose that name.

As long as they don’t do this in California or Oregon…

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I am the god of hellfire!

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I don’t think “guys waving flamethrowers around” qualify as dancers. I expected scantily-clad teams of torch-jugglers. Not impressed here.

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It’s not the people who are dancing, it’s the fire that is dancing.

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I’d rather not see wildfires dancing in my area.

Wow, that actually seemed less safe than a Colin Furze video. Not just unsafe to perform, but unsafe to be near, as the performers swept the muzzles of their flamethrowers past the audience. And I doubt all the materials in that bandshell were flameproof. Certainly the audience was not.

I’m a fan of fire sculpture, I love watching behind the scenes videos on performing fire stunts, but I did not enjoy watching this. It just seemed too cringy in terms of danger to the audience and the performers.

It is a fire show club, and an annual fire festival, so I suspect there might be one or two people around who have a clue, and the audience might know what to expect.

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That doesn’t mean it is safe, though.

I thought it was just coals, they can be very sparky.

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You might be right! I was guessing they were shaking lyco out like a salt shaker, but coals make more sense for a bunch of reasons.

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The first rule of fire club is no pyrophobes allowed! And safety, pssh… eyebrows and skin can (usually) grow back!

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So, is it a boy or a girl?

Asking for some a-holes.

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