n a bit of insult to injury, a performer has been fined for setting off a string of firecrackers inside of his own pants.
Video of the performance, which took place recently at a theater in the city of Harbin, shows the guy collapsing to the ground after a series of small explosions ring out from inside of his pantaloons as a digital fire burns on the screen in the background.
A distinct lack of applause follows the stunt as the guy writhes in apparent agony.
Afterward, one of the audience members reported the performer to local police. He was hit with a 500 yuan ($73) fine for lighting firecrackers in a prohibited area. We presume this refers to the theater and not the inside of his pants.