Monday, June 30, 2008

Where the Hell is Matt 2008

The original Where the Hell is Matt video is still one of the biggest missed travel viral marketing opportunities of all time. The sponsorship went to the forward thinking Stride chewing gum brand!

Anyway, Matt Harding has released a 2008 version of the infamous video. But rather than each clip featuring Harding dancing on his own, he's drummed up support from the locals each time in most of the shots.

Anyway, it features such gems as the DMZ in Korea, Tongatapu (Tonga), zero gravity over Nellis in Nevada and, the best of all, a coordinated Bollywood-style boogie in Guragaon (India).



It's wonderful clips like this that puts the 'rave' into travel! And forget stuffy, corporate marketing puff from tourist boards - a quick view of this is enough to inspire anyone to explore the world.

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

6 comments:

Mel Carson said...

And I thought I had a lot of airmiles!!! Awesome....

Travolution Blogger said...

Mel: Travolution will happily run a video of you dancing outside Micrsoft Towers in Seattle anytime.

Joe Buhler said...

how did iExplore miss this one.....? Or Expedia, oh I forgot they were busy with some name changes......

Travolution Blogger said...

Joe: I think Travelocity would probably even trade in their gnome in order to be associated with Matt.

USpace said...

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Unlike standard Multiculturalism dogma which says we should celebrate our cultural differences, Matt and his dancing videos illustrate what instead we should celebrate at least just as much if not more, our similarities, what we as humans of all cultures share in common.

Tears of joy! Incredible video. Dance everybody, dance! Matt is cool, it’s good to see that he’s still out there cruising around. Leave him a comment about his evil dancing. LOL! I’m sure he’ll appreciate it. Great job Matt! Stay safe out there! Keep dancing!
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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
outlaw ALL dancing

moving bodies to music
must be seen as evil

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
rock and roll is evil

it's the devil's best music
and dancing to it is sin

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
only Earthlings may dance

it is simply forbidden
elsewhere in the Universe

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Famous 'Where is Matt' Dancing Videos!
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Matt Was in New York City!
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Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon
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USpace

:)
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Travolution Blogger said...

Uspace: one of the more eclectic comments we've had in recent weeks!