‘Dancing Matt’ waltzes across the globe in latest YouTube hit [VIDEO]

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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Globe-trotting Internet sensation Matt Harding released his latest “Where the hell is Matt?” video Wednesday, in which he dances across the globe in various exotic locales with willing strangers, and strings them together to make an uplifting sequence of clips.

Harding started “dancing badly” across the world by himself with his first video in 2004, and then started recruiting others to dance with him. Now, his videos have been viewed by hundreds of millions and have inspired people from New York to New Guinea to join Harding in doing a silly little dance on camera.

Alex Treadway, The Daily Caller’s own Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Sales, wanted to see what the phenomenon was all about. So after work one day last year, he trekked to nearby Baltimore, Md. to participate in Harding’s most recent video with about 150 other participants.

“In the Web world there are so many faux-hipsters trying hard to be laid back and self important,” Treadway said. “This was exactly the opposite of that.”

Treadway said that the experience was just as fun and positive as it appears on film. “[It] was fun to be a part of filming it and to get a chance to be even a tiny part of this bizarre Internet phenomena.” (Treadway’s Baltimore clip appears at the 4:10 mark — if you can spot our COO in the crowd, you may or may not win a prize — but more than likely not.)

For the latest installment, Harding visited several war-torn and isolated countries such as, Afghanistan, Syria, North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, in addition to several European countries and American cities. The video has been up for less than 24 hours and has already been viewed over 300,000 times.


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