Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Dance your way around the world

So there's this guy called Matt Harding, who one day decided he was bored with his life, so he gave up his job and began travelling around the world. He loved to dance, so everywhere he went he filmed himself dancing in front of famous landmarks and spectacular scenery.

He put the video up on the website he made to keep in touch with friends and family, and lots of people saw it. He became a bit 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."

A while later the people at Stride long-lasting gum saw the video and asked him to make another one. He asked them if they'd pay for the trip, and they said yes. At the end of 2005, Matt left on a 6 month trip through 39 countries on all 7 continents. In that time, he danced a great deal, and made another video.

Matt has a - shall we say - unique style of dancing which is very sweet and quite endearing. He also makes great videos. And here's his website.

2006 video

Original 2005 video

An awesome tribute video to Matt from Spanish fans

...and if you liked that tribute video, maybe you should visit Matt's 2006 video page on YouTube because there's about a gazillion others (okay, 65!) linked to it. Matt's original video on that page has been viewed almost 4 million times, been favourited nearly 27,000 times, and there are getting on for 10,000 comments on it. Not bad for a guy who likes to dance occasionally!

Yaay for Matt! (I think I have a teeny weeny internet crush...)

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suz said...

Loved the Spanish version! Have you seen the latest video interview with Matt Harding? It tells how he accidentally started the "wherethehellismatt" phenomenon. Check it out at