Where The Hell Is Matt? In Munich!

The other day I was spreading the word that Matt Harding was coming to Munich to do a bit of bad dancing at the Monopteros in the English Garden, this time with a twist: a group dance! And so, 32 co-dancers followed the call, traveled to Munich and danced with Matt.

Matt showed up at 2.45pm, joined by Melissa. He quickly gathered his fans (and soon to be co-stars), greeted every single one of them, explained the rules, registered the release forms, and took photos of each participant. One couple had even been traveling 400 kilometers from Wiesbaden to Munich, just to meet Matt and be on the video. Talk about passion!

Matt Harding greets Munich Dancers
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Then the long and exhausting search for a good shooting location began. Matt finally decided that the Monopteros itself (that’s the building in the back) would not be a good location for the dance. A better place would be the area just below the monument. So the whole group walked down there, and after a short rehearsal and some further arrangement of the group, the bad dancing started.

Matt Harding group dance in Munich
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Bad Group Dance in Munich
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Matt Harding Dance in Munich
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This went on for about ten to fifteen minutes, with pauses, and as you can see on the photos – the whole group was having a fantastic time. Everybody is all smiling and laughing and enjoying the experience. Matt himself appeared also to be in a good mood, despite of the uncertainity of the weather (there had been heavy rain the evening before) and the fact that arranging the whole event apparently is hard work.

But being the friendly guy you have seen on the video, he did show the dancers the final take. He made clear, that there is no guarantee that the Munich piece will end up in the final cut (scheduled for release in summer 2008), but that did not at all matter to the group. The guys and girls were just enjoying their image on that small screen of the video camera.

Matt Harding Munich
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The bad dance was re-done for a group of CO2 activists (I have my own view on the CO2 issue), and then Matt and Melissa kissed passionately to celebrate the good shooting! As I write this, they are probably on their way to their next stop: Warzaw, Poland. If you want to keep track of where Matt and Melissa are heading next, please feel free to visit their official website, www.wherethehellismatt.com.

See also Matt’s interview with FHM online.

Ich brauch mal ne Umarmung!
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Matt Harding and Melissa
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