First, a disclaimer. YOU are responsible for your own safety and the safety of your equipment. You definitely want a filter on your lens to protect the lens.
I suggest you wear a hat to protect your hair, and possibly glasses to protect your eyes. I've done this before with no incidents by staying far enough away from the person spinning the flaming wire wool.
These are the items you'll need to do this. You can get them at Farm & Fleet or Home Depot, etc.
About 2 feet of chain, a key ring, a wire whisk, and a 9 volt battery.
For an orb spin you'll need an led light stick and about 4 feet of string.
The light painting will work with an LED light stick as well as a very bright flashlight/headlamp. Someone had a flashing, color changing LED at Tower Hill and it made some fantastic photo effects.
You could also bring along some sparklers, they also make dramatic long exposure photos.
We could start out doing the light painting and then if we don't get the attention of the neighbors we could do the steel wool spins for a short time and/or move to the lower section that isn't so visible from the neighbors.
Bring a gallon jug of water (just in case). Also you can bring props such as the umbrella I brought to Tower Hill SP.
As mentioned earlier, a filter to protect your lens, a tripod and also a remote for your camera if you have one, otherwise use a self timer to eliminate camera shake.
Lets meet in the parking closest to Atwood Ave. and Sugar Ave. at 7:30. It will give us enough time to set up before dark.
For best results you will want a camera capable of shooting 20 to 30 second or longer exposures.
Expect results like this:
Fire spin photo courtesy of Bill Fenske Photography.
Blue Man photo courtesy of Maria Masse Photography.