Andrews holds four official Guinness world records for sword swallowing:
- Official Guinness World Record Largest Curve in a sword swallowed: On September 12, 2009 at Pimlico Race course in Baltimore, MD USA, Dai Andrews swallowed a sword that was curved 120 degrees from point to hilt. This record was certified as an official Guinness World Record in 2009.
- Official Guinness World Record Most Swords Swallowed Simultaneously: On Friday August 30, 2002 at the 2002 Sword Swallowers Convention in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA, 19 Sword Swallowers including Andrews, (who swallowed 11 at once) swallowed 50 swords simultaneously. This record was certified as an official Guinness World Record in 2004.
- Official Guinness World Record Most Sword Swallowers Swallowing Swords Simultaneously: On Friday August 30, 2002 at the 2002 Sword Swallowers Convention in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA, 19 Sword Swallowers including Andrews, (who swallowed 11 at once) swallowed swords simultaneously. This record was certified as an official Guinness World Record in 2004.
- Official Guinness World Record Single Sword Swallowed by the Most Sword Swallowers: Made by Thomas Blackthorne in 1994 to symbolize solidarity between an otherwise solitary and disparate sword-swallower community, the sword known as “The Sword of Swords” was first swallowed in September 2002 at the first Sword Swallowers Association International international Sword Swallower’s Convention in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA, where Andrews along with 20 others swallowed the blade. Since then, the has since been swallowed by at least 24 others bringing the current total to 44. This record was certified as an official Guinness World Record in 2004.
And many, many more…
As well as many additional magazine and newspaper articles…
- The Luxor Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas NV
- New York New York Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas NV
- Carnival Cruise Lines – More than 6 Years as a feature entertainer.
- World of Wonders – The last of the traditional Sideshows. Run by Ward Hall and Chris Christ.
- Dos Equis XX “Most interesting show in the world” featuring Jim Rose.
- Outlaw Jam 2010 – Opened for Blue Oyster Cult on the main stage for an audience of 10,000+
- M3 Rock Festival 2009
- Blue Thunder 2009 – Set a Guinness World Record by swallowing a sword curved 120 degrees.
- Labyrinth of Jareth 2008, Los Angeles CA
- “Commedia del Arte” with the Teatro del Pazzi theater company, Venice, Italy
- 9th & 10th Annual Inkin’ The Valley Tattoo Convention and Sideshow Gathering, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (The world’s record mass sword swallow, 19 sword swallowers, swallowing 50 swords at once. Dai swallowed 11 of them)
- Artscape 2005 – The largest free arts festival in America, Baltimore MD.
- Burning Man Festival 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009San Francisco Fire Arts Exposition 2006, 2008
- Riot Fest Tour 2015 – The largest independent music festival in North America.
And far too many more to list…
- In 2007 Dai assisted physicians at Johns Hopkins University to study the techniques involved in sword swallowing for use in aiding the rehabilitation of patients who had suffered severe throat trauma.