step by step techniques to using glow sticks : LUSENET : North Carolina Raves : One Thread

always a big fan of the glow sticks and beginning to try to learn how to use them , but can't seem to improve because lack of knowledge , need help with everything , like placement in hands ,roll or movement of arms and hands. if you could give me a disscription of some of the techniques u guys or gals developed , it would be great , because really want to learn this!!!@


-- Anonymous, July 16, 2003


Well, its kinda of hard to teach someone how to do it without being there. But try practicing the figure 8 shining the lights in front of you... thats how i learned and i get people hella fucked up on my shows. Also, its takes a lot of practice, about every night do it in front of a mirror. After a period of time, maybe even months you can start throwing things into it. When you go to raves or parties watch people and ask them to show you.. And dont be scared to do it at raves because everyone starts somewhere. Thats how everyone learns how to do it. But I agree with you on the glow sticks, im a huge fan too, but i actually use fotons or rave'n lights,.. also, to be really unique try using other things. I found that flash paper is hella tight. Its the stuff you can get at magic stores for pretty cheap and it comes in a book, looks like paper. that shit gets people going. Post a response with some questions and ill get it in my mailbox. PLUR representin the 206 Sea-Town :)

-- Anonymous, July 16, 2003

Also, to see some light shows goto click on photo gallery go down to Apex: The Last Rave @ NAF Studios (Sept. 27, 2002) and look for the guy with the 206 tattoo this rave was in seattle, wa at the famous NAF Studios. Dirty but pact every sat night, off the hook raves anywas, if you have more questions email me late

-- Anonymous, July 16, 2003

the only way to really learn is throw on your favorite record (or cd) break out some glowstiks or photons and practice in front of the mirror, once you have the basics down like figure 8's and the different types of circle formations start throwing in random shit to see wut it looks like to other ppl, if its lame immprove it and if its still lame drop it and try sumthing else, and don't forget that every one starts out sumwhere and there's no shame in being a beginner, and don't forget that throwing in a pause then starting in the opposite dirrection looks pretty sweet if it flows with the music

-- Anonymous, September 17, 2003

All I have to say is glo-chucks! I am just starting to learn myself but a lot of people really reacted when I tied two glo sticks together and begin swinging them aroung like nunchucks. Try that!

-- Anonymous, January 16, 2004

I went to monster massive last halloween, and I gotta say after watching all the people do the light shows, I really want to do next time. I want to be the one who people are lookin at when they're faded...but sadly I don't know how to do it. What's the most basic one? I mean how do you do the figure 8's? Is there a video I can watch or what?

-- Anonymous, January 18, 2004

this may sound silly but, try holding something like a short rope or bandana in both hands and do some moves, one hand will always follow the other because well, they are linked by the rope, and the moves will look well coordinated because your arms arent all over the place.. think of the rope as training wheels. then when u think you have the hang of it, chuck the rope and pick up the glowsticks!

i hope this makes sense!


-- Anonymous, March 12, 2004

This last post is a wonderful idea, the training wheels bit, but forget about tying glow sticks together. You'll throw one sooner or later. I would suggest investing 13 dollars in a pair of lighted nunchucks. Replacable battery and most are faceted so they throw light all over the place putting on a kick ass show. This is what I use, and it's well worth it.

-- Anonymous, April 14, 2004

~* might i suggest sitting at a party and observing closely what everyone is doing, the different techniques they use and the shapes the lights make.. also note: you will see others, like you, who are only beginning. ask them to perform for you! when you get home, throw on some music and break out the glow sticks and practice in front of the mirror.. the music will still be in your body (atleast it stays in MINE, hehe) and it is a primo time to practice. hope it helped! *~ jaye*

-- Anonymous, May 31, 2004

well you learn by your own, i learn in a military school in missouri, and all what i learn was watching try that

-- Anonymous, July 23, 2004

hey i just thought i would add to the post that you all have goin on here...i would just like to add to this post by saying that the best way to learn would be to watch..and try..dont take the ideas of someone else just use them to get your own style to understand the moves and the flow of the lights you need to listen to the music..hoping that you will be fucked up when doin this..makes it all the easier to hear the rythem in the music...when the music drops you do the same..if the music roll....just listen..and practice

-- Anonymous, December 15, 2004

I learned by taking to used glow sticks and a sheet of paper. I drew a huge figure 8 on the paper. Then I took the glow sticks and held them with my thumbs. Stand up over the paper but have it arms reach. Put your wrist together, right over left. Have the glow sticks pointed down on the paper in the intersection of the figure 8. Proceed to trace the figure 8 starting to the left with your right hand and make the left follow. Do this several times in a row the break away from the paper. I hope that this helps you!!!! And if it does Email me. I would like to know I helped someone.

-- Anonymous, December 21, 2004

hahaha i love blowin ppl up dancing with glowstix and all the 8up pplz come over and stare in their euphoric state

-- Anonymous, February 02, 2005

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