Gathering of the Vibes 2014: Fire-breathing gypsy

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Sasha The Fire Gypsy has the ability set the stage on fire.

Not literally, of course — safety is one of her main concerns.

Sasha is a fire-breathing, burlesque-dancing, high-flying (with the help of a pair of jumping stilts) goddess.

“We’re fire eaters, fire breathers, fire hula-hoopers — everything,” Sasha said of her troupe, Cosmic Karma Fire, which is set to perform at the Gathering of the Vibes on Friday at 11 p.m. and Saturday at 1 a.m.

The group might best be described as a pyromaniacal circus. Along with fire stunts, the group weaves in acrobatics, stilt walking, dance, glow shows and more.

Sasha has had years of training in the art of fire breathing. A warning to the Vibe Tribe: don’t try this at home.

“You can’t pick it up just like that,” she said. “You have to be proficient enough to make sure you don’t set yourself on fire.”

This is her second year at the Vibes, and it’s already one of her favorite places to perform.

“I love the Vibes,” she said. “You meet so many cool new friends.”

In fact, right before our interview, Sasha had made two very special new friends (see hilarious second slide).

Scott Gargan

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