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mndude
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I will be performing at a Fireman's ball.

So I'm wondering if it would be ok to do effects with fire, or if that would might offend some of the firefighters.
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It depends - I am from middle europe and I do believe that here it will be okay for them. Unless you choose very unhappy way to deliver the tricks, like claiming that you can control the fire, that could actually offend some of them since their work is trying to controlling the flames and they know how incredible hard it is and that they are risking their life for that.
You can easily move them on your side by one or two clever sentences where you will appreciate their work and you will not disregard their work by claiming that manipulation with fire is easy to do.
In my country I would even build the whole show story around firemans and I do believe it will be well appreciated.
You can start by claiming that in a years you learned the power of the fire - like physically destructive force and also like an important element in magic. You can claim, that you know some powerful spells containing the fire but you always respected its power so you actually never practiced them. But tonight, with crowd full of trained proffesionals you would like - with their kind permission - try some of this magic.
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Well, last year I did a show for NAACP, and I built my entire show around black culture (playing hip hop music, black colored props, etc.) And that did NOT go over well.

So now I'm extra paranoid about these things.
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On Nov 1, 2019, mndude wrote:
Well, last year I did a show for NAACP, and I built my entire show around black culture (playing hip hop music, black colored props, etc.)


Smile Wow!?!?!

Are you trolling us? It just seems odd that you would make this unusual post, after posting in another area about going back in time. Most professionals would know that the people you need to ask about using fire are the person who hired you and the venue you will be performing in.
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