fire in the butt!

Street performers in Bath. These guys -- who call themselves Skate Naked -- according to their brochure: "acrobatics, fire stunts, whip tricks and general lunacy - a speciality".

As you can see, each of them have put a burning sparkler between their bottoms. The sparklers are burning rapidly which means they must perform this act quickly and skilfully otherwise their bottoms will get burnt.

  • touching light 10y

    Oh!
    *laughs*

    I'd been browsing your Burma photos reading your reminiscences, and thought I'd peek at this England Set to see what you might think of westerners. This was the first shot I saw...I really hope this wasn't your first experience in Europe!
  • Studio E 10y

    Oh, good Lord! Now I know why this was your most interesting photo! And the sparklers are a nice touch!!! :-)
  • y-a-n 10y

    oh gosh...
  • Stephan PRO 10y

    oh my gosh, i almost threw up. i think it was the thongs.
    Consider this for the new group that I made for times like this one, It's All Wrong Thanks!
  • Leo Reynolds PRO 10y

    I've seen these guys in ACTION in Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • flappingwings PRO 10y

    @Leo L30: Now you know that things like this do happen in England :)

    @racingsquirrel: Done!
  • Andrew West PRO 10y

    They perform in Stratford sometimes? Cool! I'm moving there in a couple of weeks, shall have to go photograph them :-)
  • Stephan PRO 10y

    thanks!
  • flappingwings PRO 10y

    @Leo L30: lol, thanks a lot for the link.
  • Mohsen Hassan zadeh 10y

    more pictures?
  • Marilynne Morshead PRO 10y

    Just another day in the life...I'm from San Francisco. But wait, the sparklers are VERY artistic! Such talent :)
  • Gail PRO 10y

    What a strange picture to have for the front of the England Set. HEE HEE
  • miss jenny magenta 10y

  • Cheena Foster 9y

    Now that is entertainment! lol
  • mark lorch PRO 9y

    I saw these guys in Bristol a few years ago. I was february! And they were still in their thongs. I think they used larger sparklers for added warmth!
  • TwoCrabs PRO 9y

    Funny. I saw them in Bath last year!
  • David Lewis-Baker PRO 8y

    Hi, Bath Fine Arts and Photography Group (BFAPG), would love to have your photo added to the group.
    david:>)
  • the general's cat 7y

    Skate Naked are the business!
    People having tea and cake in the Pump Room behind them don't think so though!!
  • ScottS101 PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Upside Down People, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • ShambLady is travelling wants to, but cant keep up PRO 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ! Unbelievable and Strange !, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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