Seattle, Washington Here We Go Again

My panel of spirit guides and soothsayers has given me the all clear, so here it is: the Dancing Outtakes video.

I’ve been sitting on this for a long time. Months and months. It has given me back problems and ruined my posture.

The reason for holding off was so I could time it with the announcement that I’m leaving on another round-the-world trip to make a new dancing video. Normally this would not be information worth making a big deal about and I wouldn’t bother you until it was actually done, but this next video has some special circumstances…

My favorite part of the last video was dancing with the kids in Rwanda, and I think it’s an idea worth expanding on. I’m putting together a trip that’ll take me through a lot of major population areas all over the planet, and I want to take advantage of all the folks who’ve contacted me by inviting them to meet up and dance badly WITH me.

I’ve got a form that folks can fill out. It’ll hopefully provide me with the names, email addresses, and locations of people who are interested in being a part of the video. I’m not going to announce the dates and locations where I’ll be dancing on this site, but I will contact people who fill out the form and live in an area close to where I’ll be visiting.

Stride is giving me a long time to make this new video, so the release is more than a year off. I’ve got a lot of work and a lot of traveling to do between now and then.

So that’s pretty much it. I plan to start blogging more soon as I’ll be on the road again within a few weeks. I’ve also been able to get some help with the site and plan to have it totally redesigned and much much fancier by the end of the month.

Stay tuned.

103 Responses to Seattle, Washington Here We Go Again

  1. justanotherguynamedmatt

    Thanks matt for sharing more of your trip with all of us. Good to hear your getting back out again, congrats on another free trip.

  2. Arlene

    Fantastically done!

    You are an inspiration to me. My personal goal is 7 continents within the next two years. I four left.

    Why did you leave your job in Sydney?

    Good luck on your future trip.

    May the wind be and your back and the sun upon your face.

  3. Rob

    Very nice video. The image from Dead Vlei, Namibia was wonderful. Getting closer would have meant losing the whole tree and the expanse of mountains and sky. I think you got it right, just as it was.

  4. Summer

    Suzi and I just laughed ourselves silly! Great video – love the very very end – sick but funny- liked the song choice too! Great work and congrats to you!

  5. Daniela Mesquita

    The three videos are great! I love watching them! I really like the way you did the last one.
    Now you must come to BRAZIL!
    See you!

  6. I really laughed out loud with these! (ok, the man-boobs part!) Glad I stayed to the end to see the little kid fall over! You are brilliant and seem like lots of fun.

  7. Laura

    That video was amazing and the song was sensational! =D

    … So how long is this specific trip because I’m going to be studying in Spain in the upcoming January and I would be completely for dancing with you in Spain, if you’re there. If not then, go to Omaha, NE… we’re pretty cool here. Omaha Steaks, College World Series, the zoo… either way, I wanna dance with you! It’d be amazing! … though I realize the trip will probably be completed by then…

    Good luck on your trip and I hope you have an amazing time! :)

    … and your niece took quite the spill. =X

  8. Dave Ratler

    I like the tune you put with it…really i just had my firefox window open while i did stuff today to the tune. Good to hear you’re taking another trip and trying to find us people that…watch you dance online….sorry it just sounds funny saying that.

    Ill be taking a trip across America on a bike this summer for should meet me somewhere on the highway and brighten my day with a dance if you can.

    Great stuff, keep on going Matt…live the dream.

  9. Katie Gall

    i’m really excited about this whole interactive video. and also amazingly jealous that you’ve made a career of traveling.
    But anyway, put up that link to the form, because you my friend, need to visit Uruguay. (Not that i live in Uruguay, but i doubt you’d visit Sacramento and i’ll be in Uruguay this summer!)
    Congratulations about this third trip around the world. i hope you get to stay at least a week in each place.

  10. Katie Gall

    Oh and i know that you have a video in Buenos Aires and that’s really close to Montevideo but most people don’t know that so it will still seem new and exciting! plus you can dance in front of the hand made out of sand. if you want, i’ll send you a picture.

  11. Real happy for you Matt. Congratulations on your next endeavour. You make the world happy and bring out the best in people. Enjoy your travels and I’m looking forward to reading a “live book” for the next 12 months. The video is great and the music “happy.” PS – watch were you dance, don’t want to see you back in jail again.

  12. Matthew

    Whew, a sigh of relief. Well worth the wait. Can’t wait to see if our paths cross this year. I’ll be traveling around as well, maybe it’ll work itself out. Can’t wait to get out of L.A. Of course assuming you hit Canada this year, that should be an epic moment.

  13. Taija

    It’s great that you’ll be going on an another trip, I hope you’ll have a good time. Travelling around the world has always been my dream and you, my friend, keep that dream alive.

    I recommend you’ll come to visit Finland this time, especially Lapland, it’s really amazing place. I also hope you’ll go to China, they have interesting culture there.

  14. Stephan

    Wonderful mate!

    The video is nice, it’s clearly not the same kind of video as the two other ones, but was great fun to watch nonetheless.

    I will once more have something to laugh at nearly everyday while reading your blog when you’re leaving.

    Keep going :-)

  15. Nando

    Loved it! very funny commentaries and very nice happy song!
    Hope to see you dancing here in Rio de Janeiro on your next trip.

    Keep on showing us happy faces all around the world!

  16. Jon

    I was thinking; there are probably a lot of people who’d love to dance with you but have nothing to offer in terms of location. You should organise a touring where-the-hell-is-matt-con! People could all get together to dance badly.

  17. astrid

    hy i’m french,i saw you’re video ,and what a beautifull video….
    it make me dreams about travel,so i decide to travel,but the question is with who,and where and when?
    so tell me what is the most beautifull place you ever seen,during your’s,please…thank you so much and whouuuuuaaaaaou bravo bravo
    if you want to answer you had my mail thankkkk’s^^
    in french more easy maybe…
    j’ai trouvée ta video superbe,elle m’a donnée des ailes,elle m’a donné envie de m’envoler…
    alors merci d’avoir permis a une petite parisienne qui se contente de voir la tour eiffel tout les jours, de decouvrir d’autre paysage….
    et un grand bravo…
    if you want me to do the dance for you i’m at 5 min of the tower eiffel^^

  18. Fabi

    Cool to hear you’re setting off for another one! How about a quick stop in Wales? Lots of sheep to dance with if anything…

  19. Daan

    Nice video, i liked the last second the most! 😀

    Anyway, good luck and have fun on your new trip, i’m jealous on you!

    Oh and dont change the layout of the site to much, i like it as it is now. Easy and simple.

  20. Marie

    Would love to dance with you next to the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City!

    Thanks for posting the outtakes, you made my day. :)

  21. Ryan

    Great video!
    How about DC or Delaware? (Yes, people actually live in Delaware). Perhaps you should have a list of places you’ll be going so locals can meet up with you?

    Good luck!


    Putting in another vote for San Francisco. Dancing with you would be something that would tickle my boys (4yrs and 2yrs)

  23. Very nice video. I’m a big fan and I’m glad you didn’t take that 1,000 foot spill when dancing on that rock. I don’t remember if you’ve been to Washington, D.C., but you should do one in the area.

  24. I filled out your form, but it didn’t go through the first time (I didn’t add a comment) and when it did go through the second time it put my email address down where the city was supposed to be. If you can’t fix this, I hope it doesn’t screw up others’ chances of getting in your video. It sounds like a wonderful project.

  25. Leconteurfou

    We’re waiting u in France it could be realy great came on Paris Lyon (or more closer for me Saint etienne :p)
    and dance with us

    But another idea could be to ask everyone all around the world to take a film dancing alone or with other people like u in a place that they love.

    (Sorry for my bad English, but I hope u understand ^^)

    Good job that’s with shoot like that we realized that all human are brothers.

  26. Sean

    You can dance in the Highest Point in the world, the CN Tower (Skypod).

    Canada has so many great places to dance man, you gotta hit us up this time!

  27. Joe

    Just want to let you know, I like all your videos, they are very cool to watch all with great music and beautiful places, I’m envious, but I am heading out for my own round the world trip in September. Thanks for the inspiration and the cool videos.

  28. Mark Walter

    I just sent you a message and I had a bunce of mispellings in it. I’m from atlantic city and I’m 21. Come down and dance in A.C, after all the Monopoly board is created after Atlantic city.

  29. Registered.

    Getting back in step, huh? Don’t worry about your back or posture, danging for a couple of weeks should take care of that. What you should worry about is your hair. Because if we ever get within arm’s reach, you’re *so* getting a noogie for all those silly comments!

  30. Don’t forget to go to Canada. I’m sure those crazy Canucks would attack you with a hockey stick if you forgot to go there this time around, eh.

  31. Mike

    I would love to see you go to Brasil… it’very beautiful… and the culture is amazing. I would think a great spot for the dance would be in front of the Christ Statue… will meet u there if you go… Big fan…

  32. Shannon

    WOW! First, it must feel amazing to be able to go ALL around the world! Second, I agree with Mathew…what about us Canadians? We have beautiful landscapes, and busy skylines too! Ottawa and Toronto in Ontario, Victoria in British Columbia, and the coast (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia…) ALL have great aspects! And I won’t hit you with a hockey stick…but others might 😛

  33. I love the Rwandan kids part the best too, I just watched it because I have to have a second CT scan from something they found months ago, and it makes me so happy to see your videos, because you remind me of a friend, because you travel and because the music is such a happy world peace kind of sound.


    I’d dance with you here where I’m from in Ocean Beach in San Diego, California (at La Jolla Cove, or anywhere)

    I’m also from Canada and would dance with you in the Rocky Mountains in Banff near Calgary!

    You are an inspiration to soooooo many people!

  34. I loved this outtakes video. Still love the kids from Rwanda the best, but the whole thing was fun to watch. Good job.

    Have fun on your upcoming trip…I’m looking forward to reading more blog entries again.

  35. Pete CA

    I love you and I hate you so much!!!!

    I am so jealous of your life, your travels, and the people you have met and the hearts you have warmed.

    You are the best E-lebrity in my eyes!

    Much love.
    Pete CA

  36. Shannon

    COME TO CANADA ALREADY!!! jeez were all waiting to dance with you! were no good either!?! plus the landscape here is quiet nice. we have a little bit of everything here! rememeber to stop by toronto!!

    you rule!

  37. Brenda

    I hope you do a dance all over Africa… maybe you could even raise some money for some of the impoverished places while doing it too!! Wouldn’t that be great??
    Loved your video up here in Canada!!

  38. Clay

    Great! This time please come to Korea. I desire to dance with you in downtown of Seoul. It will be honorable if you do that!
    Have a damn good journey!

    If you come here, let me know!
    Take care!!

  39. JT

    Matt, I did a SE Asia trip as well (with a guy named Matt and a guy named Tom as well), aren’t Cambodia and Myanmar one of the most amazing places. Jealous of you travels, and in dire need of melting some shoe tread with you in Vancouver with your awesome dance skillz. COME TO CANADA!!!!

    Safe travels, and hope to see you in action,


  40. epi

    Good luck on your travels.
    you are a wonderful inspiration to so many people, I hope you win the lottery or something because you deserve it… or at the very least a “Better than Zeus” award or something.

  41. OMG I JUST SAW UR MOST RECENT VIDEO AND I SENT THE URL 2 ALL MY FRIENDS AND THEY LUV IT!!!!!! keep up the gr8 work, my name is renae im 14 in april and i liv in Western Australia, bye xo

  42. Henri Kersna

    Hope you pass by ESTONIA, Finland or Sweden, altough i am only able to help in Estonia. We dont have much special sightseeings here, but we have a hill that is 318 meters high, yes, 318 meters from sea, amazing huh? And we also have few ash mountains, which are about 100 meters high, interested? And yes, we have electricity, hope to dance soon, all the best with the travel
    PS: Welcome to estonia!

  43. Terri

    What fantastic videos! I thought I’d seen it all but your site has left me truly touched. You’re doing a great job. I hope you have continued success!!

  44. Matt
    I’m not from Canada but I think you should do that first. You’re so close and you sure would make those Canadians happy.

  45. Nicole

    heyyy matt plz come to santiago of Chile!!!

    in the other video you just visit eastern island (and some part of north!!!) and not the capital!!!!!!!!

  46. Benedikt

    Wow! Wonderful!

    If all people would travelling around the world and get in touch with all the different magnificent cultures than we would have some fewer problems on this blue bowl!

    Thanks for the inspiration! Hope to see you in Hamburg!!

    all the best

  47. Really nice video, if someone says it is not as good as the first one then someone is jealous, it is fun/interesting and at last but not least inspiring in it’s same way. Different from the first one but VERY nice.
    The first video gives the impression that your trip was perfect, this one gives (more)/a human touch to it.

  48. Kila

    I just found you through a mention in National Geographic Traveler. Are you ready to impress that crowd?

    I think so. Love your videos! Those kids in Rwanda, how terrific was that? :) And Easter Island, wow! Can’t wait to see where you go next!

  49. I loved the outtakes. I can’t wait to see your adventures and read about them. Sounds like so much fun to me.

    Enjoy this time in your life – I was going to say, “You don’t get many chances like this” – but hey, this is the second time! So, I guess you do. Cool.

  50. Billy

    I think your videos are crazy ! How you have been everywhere. I have only been out of the country once, to Aruba. Mabey you should think about going there its lots of fun. But anyway you are inspireing to me and some day i get to go on trips like those LATER MATT.


  51. carol

    Me pareces increible y gracias por estar en mi pais Chile, y visitar isla de pascua.



  52. Anonymous

    Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon… you skipped the Holy Land! Hope you make it to Israel on your next trip!!!

  53. Laurelyn

    You are amazing! I <3 you! You’re a better dancer than I am… Tee Hee, man boobs. If you want, come to Nashville, TN and dance.

  54. Eric

    Dear Matt,

    as a travellagent and owner of a travellagency in Belgium I have played your video’s allready several times and still I play them over and over again. I have no words to express my admiration for your project. Pleace go on and continue to make us dream. Your web-sit is now among my favorites. Looking forward to follow you on your next tour.

    Best regards,


  55. Jillian


    Congratulations on yet another successful video. I love the outtakes, they are hilarious. Come to Boston, MA. :) Good luck on your next adventure!

  56. Matt, this is comment #2.

    I just remembered a great national park I went to in Costa Rica. Its called Manuel Antonio (probably mispelled). Its near the town of quepos. VERY beutiful. Lizards and sloths galore, and alot of other interesting things, including monkeys that live there.

    Please dance there,

  57. Nico

    Matt, that was a fantastic video. The freedom is..amazing. Drop by Toronto in Canada, ill dance with you, lol.

    Goodluck on the trip.

  58. Em

    Hey Matt, I love the movies! Come visit us in Whitehorse, Yukon sometime and let is know you’re coming, I’d dance with you! My favourite is Rwanda, too…

  59. Wow so many comments, really cool video! Couldn’t stop laughing out loud at it!

    I don’t think i’d have the nerve to dance in all those weird locations.

    Good luck.

  60. Go dance on the Zip Line in Laos. Its called the Gibbon Experience. I’ve got a vid on myspace and youtube has many. Check it out, it was a major highlight of my trip through SE Asia.

  61. Vinicius

    dude you are awesome, i just want know this:
    Do you will go to Portugal this time?
    sorry my english…

  62. Luca

    You gotta come to dance in Rome!!!

    You’ll find a lot of beautiful places missed so far in your videos

    Anyway, congratulations for what you did and how you did it, just great!

  63. stacey

    Watching this video was the best part of my day. I’m bookmarking this page! Yay, for smiles and laughter.
    Do you ever travel in U.S?? Come dance with us in the smog pit, um, I mean Los Angeles!!
    p.s. do you need a travel partner? 😉

  64. Anonymous

    Hey you’ve never danced in Canada, strange because you are so close. Dance in Osooyos, canadas desert. please :)

  65. Alex

    Hi,mate.As you already danced in Brisbane and Sydney,why not in Melbourne?I’m waiting for you~^v^

  66. Arthur

    Inspiring…..all your videos and your interview as well. One of the best years of my life was the year I was out of work and just had fun (when I wasn’t job hunting). I plan on doing it again soon when I can plan how to make it happen.
    Thanks, Arthur

  67. PEDRO

    Dude, you have to come and dance on Brazil! Rio de Janeiro will be a nice background for your dance moves. Not only Rio, but other brazilian cities too! And I guess that your dancing would be much better after some caipirinhas…. Cheers!

  68. Sara

    amaaaaaaazing job Matt! Congratulations! I love your video…it makes me feel better!
    have a great trip again and please, come to Italy!!
    take care

  69. john millspaugh

    Don’t know why but I love it.
    I tried to get the song on iTunes but it’s not listed yet. I was told it was posted a month ago. I’d recommend everyone go to iTunes and request it be added. Maybe that would help?

    Hope to dance along one day also! Too Funny!

  70. Kiley

    OMG! You have so many comments. You know if you ever get the chance you should comment back to some of your comments! Your videos are great! Hey it’s not to interesting, but stop by Jacksonville Florida! St. Augustine you Castillo De something. but ya there alot of cool cultural stuff there im going there sometime this summer see you there maybe! xD

  71. dan

    Hey Matt,

    I found your videos on YouTube. Very cool stuff. I am a videographer and am leaving for Hungary/Ukraine/Romania is a couple weeks to film a documentary to help raise funding and awareness about the poverty and depression in some of the surrounding areas. Where will this next trek take you? If you have the time to email me back that would be rad.


  72. Kiley

    For heavens sake Matt, you didn’t have to do barely anything and your dancing at the Bar Naked Ladies concert and all around the world! I would love to travel around the world with you and dance everywhere! I love to travel and I can’t tell you how happy I would be to at least be in your next video. I really hope to travel around the world and maybe even make my own videos! Please come to Jacksonville Florida! There’s so much great culture there from like forever ago :D!!! Hope to see you and maybe even be your compotition someday :P! Come visit me soon! xD

  73. san :)

    Those Rwanda clips made me smile and laugh like I haven’t smiled and laughed in quite awhile. Thanks. :)

    And you were right. That professional whistling is pretty awesome. Enjoyed it immensely.

  74. lyn

    Matt,, anything that can put a smile on so many faces is worth your effort!! From someone who has never been out of her hometown and longs to see the world,,, this is awesome!! You dancing with the kids is what life is all about,,, thanks…..

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