1995.08.XX Enit Festival - Porno For Pyros

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Re: 1995.08.XX Enit Festival - Porno For Pyros

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That's talking about a 1996 performance, not 1995 - still an interesting find, just need to figure out which show
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Re: 1995.08.XX Enit Festival - Porno For Pyros

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My memory is horrible but I attended Enit festival in 1996 in Mansfield, MA. All I can recall is the Orb set and Porno for Pyros. And the main thing I remember of Porno for Pyros performance is that there was a fire eater(breather?) in a long wedding gown on stilts. Pretty early on in the set, some of the oil spilled down her dress and she caught fire. I happened to be watching her at the moment it happened, I was right up front where she was. It seemed to take forever for anyone to notice, but I was also well into an LSD trip, so… my sense of time might have been a little off🥴. She was okay just understandably rattled. I feel like that memory just kind of took over any other memory because everything else i remember is spotty. I have only found one review of this show. I can’t figure out how to link the article in this post. But if you google “enit blaze of glory” it should be the first thing that comes up.
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Re: 1995.08.XX Enit Festival - Porno For Pyros

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Guessing you are referring to this:
https://www.courant.com/news/connecticu ... story.html
PORNO FOR PYROS PERFORMS IN BLAZE OF GLORY
JUSTIN SEREMET; Courant Correspondent
THE HARTFORD COURANT
Porno for Pyros lived up to its name Tuesday night at the ENIT Festival at Great Woods in Mansfield, Mass., as a female dancer trying an ill-advised stage stunt caught on fire and had to be doused by stagehands.

The dancer, known only as "Pandora from San Francisco," had been trying to balance herself on stilts wearing a gigantic wedding-gown-like dress while carrying two lit torches and blowing fire. The fire brushed her dress, which immediately went up in flames and knocked Pandora off her stilts and onto the stage.

Once the fire was extinguished, the band left the stage with the dancer, and lead singer and festival organizer Perry Farrell came back to assure everyone she was all right.

"She's just a little scared," Farrell said and then gave a strange speech regarding the power of cosmic fire and how it should be respected.

The accident came late during what had been a fairly small turnout for Farrell's ENIT festival, created as a response to Lollapalooza, which Farrell designed as well. Fewer than 5,000 fans attended the festival, which included the Orb and Meat Beat Manifesto.

The dearth of fans wasn't the only problem. Three scheduled groups -- Buju Banton, Black Grape, and Love and Rockets -- were absent, sending some fans home at the start.

ENIT's music was above average, highlighted by the main act, Porno for Pyros, but also by European trance wizards the Orb, who put on a stunning display of techno-dance music that captured the attention of about half the crowd.

The slow buildup to the Orb's driving beat was intensified by the glowing orange and blue stage fog and props. The group even threw in a music clip from Vangelis' "Blade Runner" soundtrack, which went fairly unnoticed.

Those walking around the festival area between acts had the pleasure of hearing Rebirth, a fantastic brass group from New Orleans that started playing near the entrance and then marched back to the main area with a bunch of newfound fans following them.
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