I'm sure many of you have already seen the insanely popular 2005 and 2006 YouTube videos entitled "Where the Hell is Matt?" If not, I've included them below for your viewing pleasure (and they're worth watching again if you haven't seen them in awhile, if I do say so myself).
Anyway, this guy traveled all around the world in 2003 and 2004, filming himself doing this crazy jig. After uploading the video in 2005 and achieving online fame, Stride Gum contacted him and offered to sponsor another trip and another video-making effort. Hence, the 2006 "sequel" was born.
I was just clued in to the fact that he has done it a third time and uploaded another installment a few days ago. This time, he wrote to the several people who e-mailed him from various countries and invited them to dance with him. The final video below is the result.
... And the brand-new 2008 Video! (If you want to see any of the videos in higher quality, which I highly recommend (especially for this last one), go here instead.)
I gotta admit, I cannot watch those montages without tearing up. I can only guess that it's because they prove that people are goofy all over the world, and that everyone appreciates the opportunity to do a rockin' jig.
If you want to read more about Matt's incredible journey, go to his web site and click on one of the links at the top, like "FAQ" or "About Matt."
I hope the videos were as inspirational for you as they are for me! And I'm glad to see that he got to Chicago this time around, too. The Bean represents!