Matt Harding has done it again.
I first learned of Matt’s website, www.WhereTheHellIsMatt.com, back in 2005 – long before he reached his current status as a Mega Internet Celebrity. His blog caught my attention because of his particularly amazing travels and his very unique/funny writing style. And, of course, his video.
Back in 2003, when Matt embarked on his first round-the-world journey, a friend mentioned to him that it might be funny if he videoed himself doing his little “jig” at all the places he visits. He agreed, and when he got home, edited the clips together and sent it to his friends and family. It wasn’t even posted on youtube. Nevertheless, it spread like wildfire – it spread so widely in fact that after not too long, Matt began receiving media coverage. And eventually, corporate sponsorship.
In 2006, the Stride Gum company contacted Matt and told him “If you’d like to make another video (with our logo on it), we’ll pay for you to go anywhere you want for a year.
WhereTheHellIsMatt 2006 was born. It took him from Galapagos to Easter Island to Antarctica. The video got nearly ten million hits on YouTube, and became one of the most viewed videos of all time. So a year later, with his email box literally overflowing with messages, Matt come up with another idea: what about taking a third round-the-world trip and inviting all his fans to dance along with him?
Stride said they’d pay for it.
The third video just came out three days ago.
I highly suggest giving them all a look – he’s been to some really amazing places, enough to make anyone jealous, and the dancing concept makes the shots quite humorous. I just wish I’d thought of the idea before he did! 😉
In my opinion, the videos are best viewed in order – but at the very least, make sure you watch the second. It’s got some of the best shots of all.
Here they are: