Saturday, July 22, 2006

Where the hell is Matt?

As a few of you know, I've done a lot of travelling in the past. My resume shows 31 countries, so far. So when I saw this, it seemed kinda special. dAAve

Matt is a 29-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut who used to think that all he ever wanted to do in life was make and play videogames. He achieved this goal pretty early and enjoyed it for a while, but eventually realized there might be other stuff he was missing out on. In February of 2003, he quit his job in Brisbane, Australia and used the money he'd saved to wander around the planet until it ran out. He made this site so he could keep his family and friends updated about where he is.
A few months into his trip, a travel buddy gave Matt the idea of dancing everywhere he went and recording it on his camera. This turned out to be a very good idea. Now Matt is quasi-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."
The response to the first video brought Matt to the attention of the nice people at Stride long-lasting gum. They asked Matt if he'd be interested in taking another trip around the world to make a new video. Matt asked if they'd be paying for it. They said yes. Matt thought this sounded like another very good idea.
At the start of 2006, Matt left on a 6 month trip through 39 countries on all 7 continents. In that time, he danced a great deal.

CLICK HERE to see Matt's video's.

11 comments:

Mr. H.K. said...

Aaaaaahhhhh, the power of the Internet!

Did you dance in all those countries you visited, Dave?

dAAve said...

mr. h.k. -- if I did dance anywhere, I sure don't remember it.

Mary Christine said...

oh, but I bet they remember YOU dAAve.

Gwen said...

That is really cool. I love hearing stories like that. I am still learning about you daave and must take a peek at some archives to learn more. Really great you have had the opportunity to travel so much. My brothers both have. I on the other hand have not had the privilege yet. Only the states and a few Islands. I hope to make the trip abroad one of these days.

Scott W said...

I saw Matt tonight, even had dinner with him.

lash505 said...

I bet you would win in a international dance off.

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Sort of looks like the pee pee dance.
I see you,
JJ

Daily Piglet said...

Life is pretty cool isn't it?

sirreene said...
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sirreene said...

I think this Matt is really something. Thank you for the link. One can do so much if they are not sitting around wasting their life away. What an amazing video of all the places he visited!

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