Saturday, June 21, 2008

Where the Hell is Matt?

Another new viral.

"14 months in the making, 42 countries, and a cast of thousands. Thanks to everyone who danced with me."

Pretty damn groovy.

His website is here.

From his explanation of where the video came from:

A few months into his trip, a travel buddy gave Matt an idea. They were standing around taking pictures in Hanoi, and his friend said "Hey, why don't you stand over there and do that dance. I'll record it." He was referring to a particular dance Matt does. It's actually the only dance Matt does. He does it badly. Anyway, this turned out to be a very good idea.

A couple years later, someone found the video online and passed it to someone else, who passed it to someone else, and so on. Now Matt is quasi-famous as "That guy who dances on the internet. No, not that guy. The other one. No, not him either. I'll send you the link. It's funny."

The response to the first video brought Matt to the attention of the nice people at Stride gum. They asked Matt if he'd be interested in taking another trip around the world to make a new video. Matt asked if they'd be paying for it. They said yes. Matt thought this sounded like another very good idea.


Katheryne said...

OK. This is embarrassing. I'm actually sitting at my desk with tears in my eyes. Put altogether like that, it's just so frickin' heartwarming to see so many people willing to be silly together.

BGreen said...

Actually, I don't see anything to be embarrassed about. I agree with you. It's quite moving in an odd, happy, goofy way.