Daytona man enjoys being human torch

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Daytona man enjoys being human torch

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brian.linder@news-jrnl.com
Published: Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 8:42 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 9:55 p.m.

Chad Land has set himself on fire before and a go-go dancer from Dallas was to blame.

Chad “Torch” Land iis a fire performer who recently moved to Daytona Beach. News-Journal/PETER BAUER

Chad “Torch” Land iis a fire performer who recently moved to Daytona Beach.

News-Journal/PETER BAUER

Sort of.

Land, who said he settled in Daytona Beach following Biketoberfest last year, is one of the area’s newest residents. And, while no book should ever truly be judged by its cover, one look at the 36-year-old who sports a mohawk, is covered in tattoos – flames running along one of the shaven sides of his head – and biker garb makes it easy to believe him when he says his life has “kind of a crazy story.”

In the present, that story revolves around Land’s stage name – Torch.

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