With little to no clue what we were doing and or getting ourselves into, my brother and I headed off down the Oregon coast to visit his girlfriend for the last night of the PNW Fire-Spinning Festival. Neither of us had ever span fire and had no knowledge about the fire spinning culture or community. In other words, we were in for a big surprise.
Through the foggy forests of the Oregon coast, we followed the herds of people down to an amphitheater for the last nights performances.
People gather for the final night of performances at the Pacific Northwest Fire-Spinning festival in Tillamook, Oregon.
Hundreds of spinners storm the fire circle dressed as clowns. Members carried everything from poi balls to doubles staffs, juggling sticks, hula hoops and more as they danced around in the final nights festivities.
Jane Doe spins his poi balls in a methodic rhythm to the beat of the music. Jugglers and other people spin their fire instruments around him as the night precedes on.