Photographers: You’ll want to stay on the grass to leave as much room as possible for the spinning. Practice shooting extended exposure photos and capturing the amazing images fire dancing creates. This is a time for trade, so make sure you post your photos and make them available for the artists in your photos.
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Please Note: In case the fire gets shut down by the fire department, you should bring LED lights along, so you can continue the light show.
How To Handle The Cops: Assume you will get approached by cops. If they ask who is in charge, say “no one” since, really, no one is. Each person is personally responsible. In 2011, when they were approached by eight cops, they asked who was in charge. Everyone said no one was in charge and continued to spin and acted like nothing was wrong. They watched for a while and never shut them down.
In summary, if the cops approach:
Continue as if you’re not doing anything wrong
Don’t offer to help them shut this down – unless they ask, don’t extinguish or shut down the music
If (and only if) they ask, “who is in charge?” answer, “no one.” If they then ask, “how do people know to come then?” answer, “word of mouth — been going on for years.”