If you’re getting this email, you’ve either written to me or signed-up
on my site to be notified when I’ll be in your area. Well, I’m coming
to Lyon to include it in my new dancing video. This is an
invitation to come out and join me.
In this new video, I’m actually learning how to dance, so I’ll be
showing some easy moves and asking people to follow along. But
don’t worry. I’m still not very good at dancing so you don’t have to
be either. Just remember to smile and have fun.
Lyon Dancing Event Info:
PLACE: Place Bellecour next to the statue of Louis XIV
DATE: Saturday, October 29th
Here’s a Google map of the location:
The photo at the bottom of this email shows exactly where to meet.
You can also view the image here:
If you want to pass this around to friends, there is a Facebook event
page with the information included in this email.
You can view it here:
Parisians, I am not planning a meet-up in your city because I included
it in the last video. I know there are many people there hoping to
dance, and I hope to get there again someday soon. In the meantime,
maybe you can plan a trip to Lyon on Saturday?
Special Dance Groups:
I will also have a little bit of free time in France on Thursday and
Friday and I would love to meet with smaller, organized groups.
I am looking for dance troupes (any style of dance is great,
professional or amateur), classes of school children,
or any other group that might be interesting. I am open to all sorts
of possibilities and I can get myself to most places in the country,
although the southern part is easier, since that is the direction I’m
heading in. If you can arrange for a group to dance in my video,
please reply to this email and tell me about it.
I will be there no matter what the weather is like.
When you get to the spot, look for the guy who looks like the guy in
the dancing video. Just come on over, say hello, and ask if I am Matt.
If I’m not Matt, I will let you know.
Before we dance, I will need to get your legal permission to appear in
the video. I’ll shout some legal-sounding stuff on camera and you can
just nod and give me a thumbs up if you’re okay with it. Kids under
18, please bring a parent or guardian, or at least bring a photo of
one of their thumbs to hold up (just kidding, don’t do that).
I can’t guarantee the clip we shoot will end up in the final video.
There will be a lot of footage to choose from and some of it will not
Wearing distinctive clothing will make it easier to spot yourself in
the video, but please do not dress as a licensed character (Mario,
Spider-Man, Sarah Palin) or I will have to blur you and that will make
everyone think you showed up naked or something. Also, please do
not show up naked.
I don’t have a sponsor for this video. I am self-funding the
production. To help with costs, I will be selling shirts after we’re
done. The shirt says « I Danced With Matt », so you’ll have
proof. It costs 12 Euros.
Cash or credit accepted. You can also view and order any size here:
You’re welcome to bring your own camera. After the shoot, I’ll stick
around for as long as anyone is waiting. I’m happy to dance with you
in your own picture/video, so don’t hesitate to ask, but I do request
that you wait until we’re finished shooting because I’ll be very busy
I know a lot of you are nowhere near Lyon. I can
only put together so many of these events, so I look at where I’ve
received the most emails and I try to invite people to
the event that’s closest to them.
If you can, please click « I’m Attending » on Facebook if you plan to
attend, so we have a rough idea of how many dancers to expect.
If you’re not on Facebook, don’t worry about it. You’re not missing
We’re hoping to put the final video up on the Internet in early 2012.
Okay, that’s everything.
I look forward to dancing badly with you!