Tony Robbins was in Halifax

Firewalking motivational speaker got 200 bucks a pop from Hali-rubes.

Motivational speaker Tony Robbins is in the news this week, as nearly two dozen attendees at Robbins' "Unleash the Power Within" event in San Jose, California suffered second- and third-degree burns on their feet while participating in a firewalking exercise.

Back in 2008, Robbins brought his show, which is a sort of camp meeting for urbanized slackjaws, to Halifax. I remember how giddy the local business class was at the time---as I recall, local execs were expense accounting the $200 tickets, and bringing the middle managers along as a group bonding experience. I didn't attend the Metro Centre event myself, but thankfully someone posted a video on the internet.

Some 5,000 locals attended. Here is the Halifax business class, at their finest:


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