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Where the hell is Matt? 5

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.

  • http://web.mac.com/bbergie ibrett

    Hey Jim. I’ve never heard of this guy before, but the video–and in particular the concept–are pretty darn cool. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04438048156123931933 Kelly

    I can’t really explain, but everytime I see this guy’s videos, tears of joy just start springing out my eyes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04454437680686627778 Jim

    Maybe deep down you’re just a softy kelly. Or maybe it’s just a really cool video.

  • kam

    lol at the zero-g dance in the plane!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10911907615361078395 as.1962

    Hey Jim,

    Have seen this before and loved watching it again. Quite a powerful video. It continues to amaze me how the internet has allowed ordinary people to unleash their creativity especially as one who, ahem, grew up up at a time when there was no such medium.

    Alkesh