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


    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

  • 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.
  • 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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