_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

It is with terrible sadness that we learned of the passing of Burning Dan on Sunday night.

There are no further details as yet.

Many people on this forum had met Dan, or spun with him at one of the many meetings all over the planet - UberPoi, UberParis, a special couple of weeks in Thailand, Nick's Poi retreats, Fire Drums, Burning Man... countless others.

He was a bright light and shining soul... someone you would never forget once you had met him.

It's such a shock to think that he has gone...

Tigerbalm and watermelons...

I thought I'd open this post for anyone on these forums, who still visits, and wants to remember...

Thanks x

Getting to the other side smile

ParafinfairySILVER Member
old hand
845 posts
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Thanks for sharing. I heard about it yesterday. Its such sad news but I'm grateful for the fun times I had with him. RIP Dan.

Slicing the Loaf as we speak.

I need it..... Trust me!

ma'tinaBRONZE Member
611 posts
Location: somewhere..., Germany

i am just in shock again......"anyone tigerbalm on your nipples"......watermelon, banana-brie-omelette, paris, frankfurt, ireland tiger balm yoga.........RIP and kisses to maggie


- Ho Sa -
kisses & peace & love to beautiful madges
*rever le temps le prendre*

poismylovepoi addict
196 posts
Location: cali

frown i never met him but im sad to hear he passed away. i hope he has happy spinning in his afterlife.

to spin or not to spin, that is the question.

Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

I've never met him either but I have indeed seen his spinning before and it seems like with that kind of style he'd rather enjoy it in the afterlife, assuming its somewhat like my dreams in which there are no limiitations.

I'll go put some tiger balm on my nipples now in commemoration of his life, which by the reaction of those who knew him appears to have been quite well spent.


Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom

No f**king way.


49 posts
Location: Pontypridd

Can't believe this dude has gone. I never had the pleasure of meeting the guy but whenever I watch him perform I can never help but smile whilst he spins. We'll see him again soon, but sadly just in another form but it will unmistakably be him through through without a doubt.

6,650 posts

Clare, Dan definitely deserves a lot more then one thread ...


Never met him but the sweetness of his being reflects in the pain of his friends and acquaints.

RIP Dan - you will not be forgotten

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

DeepSoulSheepGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,617 posts
Location: Berlin, Ireland

Wow, shocking stuff.

Yes Dan is unforgetable.

Rip Burning Dan

I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

PyrolificBRONZE Member
Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
3,289 posts
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Wow - What a bright personality that dude had! - RIP Burning Dan.



Help! My personality got stuck in this signature machine and I cant get it out!

AdeSILVER Member
Are we there yet?
1,897 posts
Location: australia

RIP Burning Dan frown

Doc Lightning
Doc LightningGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,922 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

How horrible. Does anyone know what happened?

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
10,530 posts
Location: They seek him here, they seek him there...

How sad frown

Was this the same tigerbalm Dan that ran the stuff under his eyes?

He was like, my hero.

RIP, dude. x

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom

Yeah FRD - thats the one frown

mArv!GOLD Member
13 posts
Location: USA

FireDesireBrunoBRONZE Member
Flame Wielder
20 posts
Location: South Africa, JHB

Dan will always be remembered by the global community for the amazing person he was and his contributions to Poi.

I created a tribute page on my site that anyone is welcome to contribute to.
Burning Dan Tribute Page

Unity through Love, Light & Poi

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