So I'm in Austin Texas last week with nothing to do. Honestly, the only option was to call up magician, Scam School principal, and TWiT podcast host Brian Brushwood to see if he was up for playing with fire. It's ok everyone, Brian literally wrote the book on fire eating.
Super simple setup. Two bare Nikon SB80 strobes in manual for the side lights. One on a stand (I only brought one) and the other sitting atop the standing lamp that was in the room (Improvise!). One other Canon 580 Speedlight with a tiny Westcott 5x8" softbox on it handheld by me above and slightly in front of the camera. Simple.
A dinner setup from some very nice room service people and we were all set. Below is a setup shot so you can see my beautiful light placement.