Wow, if you people knew what you were talking about, you could almost be taken seriously. It wasn't gasoline, it was lantern fluid. I didn't kick the pan, it was kicked on me. I created Fire chux and have done hundreds of shows without incident. My normal set up crew was in this particular show and not doing the setup. Important details were left to people that did not know what they were doing. My fault and mine alone. Bong Jornales does not do fire Chux and if he does, I can't seem find it anywhere. I will keep looking, but it has nothing to do with me being safe or not, just curious to see who it was you were comparing me to. You assume too much. I was the creator of Fire Chux and take full safety precautions. Sometimes, things just go wrong. My 15 minutes of Flame may never stop. :-)
Monday, April 05, 2010
Bad Day Update
Two years ago this month, I did a post called The Difference Between a Good Day and a Bad Day, regarding Lee Barden doing a martial arts demo using flaming nunchaku. The point of the post was to offer two things: One, the difference between a successful demo and a disaster can be very small; two, the danger in such demos might not be worth the risk.
A couple days ago, Barden belatedly came across the post and spoke to it.
(In the responses, another poster at the time made mention of having seen a similar demo by Bong Jornales, and I allowed as how I used to do a demo involving a kitchen knife, but that I wouldn't do so now.)
Since I don't expect most of the readers who drop by here necessarily scan the archives for a couple of years back, I thought it only fair to offer up Barden's comments as he sets the record straight.