Global Guy Can Dance -- in D.C.
Matt, where the hell have you been?
I only ask because, when Matt Harding and I last talked for a Travel article in October, the then-30-year-old was living in Seattle, recovering from a months-long, gum company-sponsored trip to seven continents, where he performed a little jig alongside elephants in Botswana, underwater in Micronesia, atop the Kjeragbolten rock in Norway, etc. Indeed, the star of Where the Hell Is Matt.com had danced his way around the globe, and now, after a long intermission, he's bringing his groove to D.C.
On Monday, I received an e-mail from Matt explaining that he is making another world-trotting dance video. The last two, which sparked interest after landing on YouTube, were about places; this one, he writes, is about people. His only requirement: "I just want a place where we can gather peaceably and dance badly without getting arrested." That leaves so many options, but rules out a few locales as well (hello, Tiananmen Square).
Matt plans to convene at 3 p.m. on Sept. 16 at Union Station, in front of the Columbus statue. Music will not be supplied, so get a tune stuck in your head before you arrive. (Go here to sign up; you also must consent to a photo release form.)
If you can't make the D.C. taping, the Dancing King will be traveling to Atlanta, Boston and New York, among other locations. And don't forget to check the Web next June 21, when Matt and his Globettes will bring their steps to the even wider world.
Please email us to report offensive comments.
Posted by: h3 | September 13, 2007 10:57 AM
The comments to this entry are closed.