Halfway through the set, something went terribly wrong. The girl lost her balance on the stilts, and some of the rum spilled onto her skirt at the same time. She stumbled over a riser and fell onto the stage in what seemed like slow motion. Pandora was engulfed in flames, and Perry’s circus-like fantasies quickly became a frightening reality. As the audience watched in horror, someone ran onstage with a fire extinguisher to put the fire out. Pandora was lucky; she escaped with only minor injuries. I had vivid nightmares about that concert and, to this day, I still cannot listen to Porno for Pyros without envisioning that girl on fire=:0
If you are considering a career in the fire arts, please remember that both fire-eating and fire-breathing are possibly the most dangerous and potentially injurious art to be found in circus, theatre, and street performing. Experimenting without knowledge may be fatal and the first steps should be taken ONLY in the presence of an experienced person who fully understands the dangers.
While you think about that, I’d like to show you the progress on my ’43 Chevy fire truck. I didn’t get a lot of beadwork done because I was busy working most of the day, but I did bead the two little headlight portions of the piece. What do you think??