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FIIIIRREEEEE!!!

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Gaiiden

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Finally! The east coast has been hit with rain (finally) for the past few days and the park was closed Sat and fire shows were canceled on Fri. Last night I finally got a chance to do some fire breathing and boy oh boy! It was cool as hell! They started me off spitting out water to practice getting the fine spray you need. You don't want the droplets to be too big because then the flame will chase back to you too fast and possibly enter your mouth (a Very Bad Thing(tm) [smile]). You have to compress your lips into a flat line, take a deep breath through your nose and blow out really hard. After a few minutes I got the hang of it, and we lit up a torch. I took a swig of the lighter fluid (being careful not to swallow any of course), held the torch about a foot or so from my face, elbow cocked out to the side out of the way, took in a deep breath and.... FWWHHHOOOOOOM!! WOW! Then a did a bunch more short bursts, like three or four small ones with one swig of fluid, and I also blew a couple up into the air. The coolest though is when they had me blow onto the torch, and then take the torch away and keep up a steady stream of fluid - then it really looked like I was breathing fire! I also did some patterns with flaming wicks on the end of chains. I put together a short video with MovieMaker - nothing special, just the highlights I spoke about above. Check it out!

DISCLAIMER: THE ACTS DEPICTED IN THIS VIDEO WERE PERFORMED UNDER THE GUIDANCE AND SUPERVISION OF A PROFESSIONAL PERFORMER. I WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYONE INJURING THEMSELVES ATTEMPTING THESE ACTS AT HOME

Breathing Fire! (:45 - via MySpace Video)

Updated: 11.6.05 - Added some music [smile]
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