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World Hoop Day Fire, Fotos, Footage and Fun Fire & LED Jam!

  • Dec 12, 2012 · 7:30 PM
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This month on 12/12/12, we celebrate World Hoop Day. The mission of World Hoop Day is to bring joy through the importance of play to children around the world. The benefits of playing with a hoop include having a fit, leaner body with a stronger core and leaner muscles. Hooping improves self-confidence, inner peace, contentment and relieves depression.

As flow artists, we at Temple of Poi believe all flow toys help individuals get in touch with their inner child and this jam is to honor the spirit of that mission so bring all your tools - hoops and not. And bring LED as well as fire, so we can share our love of play!!!

find out more about World Hoop Day and how you can contribute here:

check back here the day of the event for cancellation due to rain should we have horrible weather. we will post by about 6/6:30.

The Regular stuff:

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 FIRE DANCER 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.

FIRE SPITTERS! No more spitting fire over the water or on top of any of the stairs above the water!! its getting fuel in the water and goes against the leave no trace practices. Lamp oil was not only landing in/on the water, but the rest of the structure was covered in lamp oil making it slippery and dangerous for other to climb on it.

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:

- practice shooting extended exposure photos and capturing the amazing images fire dancing creates. 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...


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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  • Isa GlitterGirl I.

    thanks for the great time everyone. love seeing the photos you posted and look forward to seeing more. :)

    December 15, 2012

  • Michelle K.


    December 13, 2012

  • John J.

    Hey I really enjoyed the event, I will post images later today. Thanks

    1 · December 13, 2012

  • Isa GlitterGirl I.

    thanks everyone who came tonight!!! come back again tomorrow (well, i guess tonight, thursday!!!)

    December 13, 2012

  • Phyllis N.

    Met a lot of very nice people and watched some good performers with fire. I brought my hoop and a camera and had a lot of fun.

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Gwen

    Hi Isa. I'm shooting for tomorrow.

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Isa GlitterGirl I.


    December 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this still happening?

    December 12, 2012

  • Isa GlitterGirl I.

    We are going to make the call after 6 because it was like this last month - rain during the day - and then it was perfect at night! :)

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Susan B.

    So sorry I can't join you next time !!

    December 12, 2012

  • Michelle K.

    Any word on the weather situation? Is this still a go with rain?

    December 12, 2012

    • Art

      The rain is supposed to taper off by 3. Then just overcast. That's the word....looking At the weather here in downtown SF, I believe it.

      1 · December 12, 2012

  • Isa GlitterGirl I.

    Hey everyone! there is also an event the next night in case you can't make this one! it is not a mistake! we have 2 to close out the year. :)

    1 · December 6, 2012

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