Before beginning a firestaff routine it is important to give the staff a good spin to shake off any excess fuel. I am certain that this is a necessary safety procedure, and not at all done just because it produces an awesome-looking ball of flame.

The guy at the left with the red blanket is a “safety”. His job is, if anyone catches fire, to put them out. With the red blanket.

It’s an important job.

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