This is a neat story about Matt, a “31-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut” who quit his job in 2003 and traveled around Asia until he ran out of money. A couple years later, he made a video of a silly dance he does (the only dance he does) and it made him semi-famous when it got passed around on the Internet.
Stride Gum got the word about Matt and in 2006, they offered to pay for him to take a 6-month trip through 39 countries in all 7 contintents and record his dance. Just last year, Matt had a better idea. Instead of dancing by himself, he would respond to people who had e-mailed him as a result of his 2006 video and ask them if they’d like to join him in his dancing. So he traveled the world again, covering 42 countries in 14 months.
The amazing thing to me about the video is not only the scenery, but also the people and how people from all different cultures and languages can come together in the universal language of dancing.
This is truly an amazing video. Props to Matt.