Fire, Fotos, Footage, and Fun

a special edition of Fire, Fotos, Footage, and Fun!

By now you have probably heard of "Silent Disco" or "Headphone Party". The idea and the technology has been evolving quickly over the last decade throughout Europe and the United States. In major cities where noise restrictions prevent late night parties, or in parks/venues where amplified sound is prohibited, wireless headphones are the dominant force that allows hundreds of people to come together and dance to some of the best music available without getting harassed by authorities or neighbors.
How it works:
1 - put headphones on
2 - turn power switch to on
3 - dance:)
Our transmitter is about the size of phone and can power up to 500 headphones at a time with no loss of sound quality. On the transmitter side you can plug in anything from state-of-the-art DJ equipment and turntables, or simply plug in your iPod/Phone and use iTunes, Pandora etc.... We encourage you to have us deliver it and set it up for you the first time, but it is not required. With delivery setup, we also include our multi-level analyzers and audio interfaces that will maximize the capacity of the headphones for your particular musical style.

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Thank you to everyone who has been bringing the catch trays -- the ground has been much more clear of fuel, though, still people seem to be missing the point to some degree as there was definitely some spillage on the ground last jam. Please keep ALL FUEL on top of catch trays so that we don't pollute the ground.

EVERYONE MUST USE A CATCH TRAY! A catch tray is not the same as a dipping bucket! All fire spinners must put a catch tray underneath there dipping buckets, this is for multiple safety reasons. spinners last month were dripping fuel all over the dipping station, as well as dripping out of the dipping station.

We will also continue to have ONE dipping area this month, ONE! This is to make sure all fuel is set a safe distance away from the spin area, and as well as to protect anyone knocking fuel over.

PLEASE set the dipping area up away from the spinning area. Remember SF Fire code requires 25 feet so let's try and have at least more than 10. Last time when I walked up people were spinning fire a few feet from one of the fuel depot areas.

PHOTOGRAPHERS: please come and join us -
For those new to fire photography -- as an artist or as a photographer -- or looking for some guidance, you can purchase our Get Lit video instruction series with nearly 40 minutes of useful information for $10. as one photographer said, "you're giving it away at that price!" Details and purchase link are here: http://wp.me/p2hXoY-3C

- practice shooting extended exposure photos and capturing the amazing images fire dancing creates. THIS IS TIME FOR TRADE, PLEASE POST YOUR PHOTOS AND MAKE THEM AVAILABLE TO THE ARTISTS WHO ARE IN YOUR PHOTOS! most artists would love copies of your photos, so please share them with us when you're done! Please approach the artists and ask them to model for you! they will!!! :)

Fire Friends & Faeries...

Fotographers...

Fire Footage Capturers...

Fans and Fellows alike -

- Please read this before you come out n'play:

- This is a leave no trace event

- please bring your *own* fuel and pack out any empty cans and trash you may accumulate. Pack it IN, pack it OUT! it really sucks at the end of the night cleaning up other people's fuel cans which keeps happening.

- Bring LED toys! in case we get shut down with fire so we can still rock out on lights.

- If is raining the day of, check back here and we'll make a decision by 6 pm about if the event will or won't happen.

- NO mooching fuel! bring your own or make arrangements for someone else coming to bring it for you!!!
Also: * We ask all performers to safety -

- this includes crowd control as well as grabbing the duvey.

- if you go to put fuel in someone else's dip can, please check with them, no one wants kero mixed with their white gas.

The purpose of this event is to:

- have fun

- have a safe place to play with fire where we can also have a crowd and audience

- share our art form

- play

- capture photos

- capture footage

- expand the community

- connect photographers with artists so artists can have better marketing photos and so the photographers can expand their skills and portfolio You can bring your own videoographer or camera and hopefully we can trade off so we can capture each other's footage. All are welcome, so please pass this on.

Again: This is a leave no trace event -- please bring your own fuel and pack out any empty cans.

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  • Nancy G.

    When is there another Fire Fotos, footage and fun function.
    I also heard that there is going to be a main event at the end of April, A fire dancing event some where in SF. Does anyone know about this? I would love to go.

    April 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The event you're referring to is April 27 in Union Square. It starts at 8:00 pm

      April 1, 2013

    • Nancy G.

      Thank you Bob

      April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's a link to the photos from Grace Cathedral.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/25972465@N06/

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Anny

    Any chance one of these can be done on a Friday or Saturday night? I would love to go but cannot due to living 1.5 hours away and must be at work by 6 am the following day.

    March 2, 2013

  • Brian S.

    Great show on Thursday, thanks to performers for doing their amazing dance - I have uploaded my pictures here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianbsorensen/sets/72157632848473109/

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Isa GlitterGirl I.

    Thanks to everyone who joined us! If you share your links here, I'll make sure to share them with the rest of the fire dancers.

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Rohit.

    Also, how do we share the pictures with the fire dancers?

    February 22, 2013

  • Rohit.

    Great event. Totally worth the time. The Dance, music and the location couldn't have been better. Strongly recommended.
    Let's have a small actual meetup before that next time?

    February 22, 2013

  • Nancy G.

    I missed out on this event.
    Will not miss the next one.

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    These events are always top rate.

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For anyone who hasn't experienced it it should be on your bucket list. The dancers left a profound impression on me - they were nothing short of wonderful.

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Lissette A.

    Wasn't able to join today. Heard this location is beautiful! Saw this and wanted to share. The original, spectacular mother of fire dancers: http://m.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/02/nasa-releases-stunning-video-of-fiery-looping-rain-on-the-sun/273397/

    February 21, 2013

  • Jason J.

    Headed out in a few mins to the event. How's it going over there, is it still on are the dancers dancing?

    February 21, 2013

  • Rohit.

    Does anyone know what would be a good time to go there if I was only going to be there for 2 hours? What are the busiest hours? I want to do 11-1am so I can also go around shooting the GG bridge later, but I am afraid that participation in the event may scatter by then. Any advice is welcome. Thanks!

    February 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd say those hours would be pushing your luck. If you want to do two hours, I'd suggest 9:00-11:00

      2 · February 21, 2013

  • Greg L.

    With this many photographers attending, won't there be an awful lot of other strobes going off while our shutters are open for long exposures???

    1 · February 20, 2013

    • Isa GlitterGirl I.

      surprisingly, not everyone uses a flash so it doesn't always happen that way. and, yes, sometimes it does. :)

      1 · February 21, 2013

    • Greg L.

      Thanks Isa! So there's still a pretty good chance to get some nice long exposures with a freeze flash then? What about the large crowds? Is it even possible to get an unobstructed view of the fire dancers? I'll really love to come check this out, just want to make sure it would be worthwhile. Love the shot you have as your profile pic! Fantastic!!! :-)

      February 21, 2013

  • Pamela D.

    I wish I could be part of this awesome gathering but I will be out of town. Next meet!!!

    February 20, 2013

    • Isa GlitterGirl I.

      2nd thursday of every month we do it. not the silent disco part, just the fire dancing part. :)

      February 21, 2013

  • JP L.

    Here are some pics from a few months back!
    What a great performance..

    http://fstopandlook.smugmug.com/Art/Fire-at-Justin-Herman-Plaza/24173189_LbmdTt#!i=[masked]&k=stBxXQX

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • Elilta T.

    Sounds interesting!

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it.

    3 · February 19, 2013

  • Jason J.

    This sounds fun. I'm in!

    2 · February 17, 2013

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