In addition, the helpers hand out unwrapped candy to the kids in the crowd. Again, lawsuit material in America but apparently people don't habitually poison candy here. I had some (don't look at me like that, it was offered and I didn't take it from a little kid) and it was good if stale. Certainly not poisoned.
Dancing around with the Spanish teens, sparks raining down on me...the Correfoc was one of my best experiences in Europe so far.
If you want to see a short clip I took of the Correfoc: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Basically, here's what I'm saying: Other cultures rule. I've enjoyed experiencing them. Try it sometime!