Dancing Matt goes local
comment 1 Written by on March 11, 2010 – 4:27 pm

Dancing Matt is back. He’s just released a new video in conjunction with the World Cup in South Africa (above). It’s not his best perhaps, but I still love Dancing Matt. Who doesn’t? And who doesn’t want to be him? Imagine – this guy does a silly dances for a living. Yes, I’ll say that again: this is a man that’s made a career out of silly dances and gets to travel the world on sponsorship deals. I think this makes him the ultimate travel entrepreneur of our era.

I just came across a video of an interesting talk Matt once gave, offering a sort of behind-the-scenes look at the ‘Where the Hell is Matt?’ series. In it he explains how he realised that seeing him dance in front of must-sites (like the Pyramids, the Taj Mahal etc) could only go so far and so he decided to  "go local", getting people involved to dance with him.

He also explains how he used email and online sign-up to arrange most of the round-the-world meets, but he had to resort to different measures to cast the net wider and respresent countries with limited internet access.

The end result – Where the Hell is Matt (2008)? – was possibly one of the most-uplifting videos YouTube has ever hosted. If you haven’t seen it, be sure to check it out. Thirty million views. I think that says it all.

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