Fire, Art, Ambition, and Success!
Last year, a group of 82 fire artists gathered at Black Rock City during the Burning Man festival with the intention of setting a world record. After what must have felt like a very long wait, they have finally received word from the Guinness Book of World Records that they had achieved their goal!
Organized by local Los Angeles fire artist and super freak Tedward (pictured below on one knee in center of photo) the group gathered and breathed a collective breath of big fire into the crisp night sky of the lovely northern Nevada desert… It was a beautiful sight. A unique function of community. More please!
Excerpt from “Ocean of Fire” organizer Tedward:
31 August 2006, just outside Thunderdome, shortly after dusk:
82 firebreathers gathered together with the intent of breaking the existing record of 70 firebreathers all engaged in a single act of fire breathing.
They spent 6 months gathering evidence: video footage, photographs, news articles, etc. On 29 January 2007, the package was sent to Guinness and the long wait began. Now, they wait no more. It’s official, the Ocean of Fire project is the current world record holder for most number of fire breathers in one location.
The certificate has been sent from Guinness and will be auspiciously posted on the website upon arrival.
30 August 2007, at the Shiva Vista Project, shortly after dusk we will be gathering once more. A group in Denmark is gathering evidence to make a claim of 115 breathers, and we may have to defend our title, so, grab a partner and a fire breather and join us Thrusday night.