Where The Hell Is (the other) Matt?
posted July 4, 2011 2:32 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue July 5 at 7:00 PM, Semicircle next to Watts Towers (photo attached)
1727 E 107th St, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
The "Where The Hell Is Matt"? guy is dancing at the Watts Towers tomorrow, July 5th at 7 pm and you're invited! I don't know what parking is like, so I'm probably going to park at 103rd St. Station and take the Blue Line there. Maybe dinner after? It would be great to see everyone there!
Here's a Google Map to the location

Here's a picture of where we'll meet

Here's the official facebook invitation

Here's Matt on Metafilter previously

All the info directly from Matt's facebook page:

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.

We'll be filming for about half an hour in total. Expect to sweat a bit.

The meeting place for Los Angeles is:
PLACE: In the semi-circle next to Watts Towers
DATE: Tuesday, July 5th
TIME: 7pm

Here's a Google map of the location:

I'd like to believe that Watts is as safe a neighborhood as any in the city, but the crime statistics don't back me up. Gang violence and car thefts are through the roof in the surrounding blocks. If you don't feel comfortable coming to Watts to dance, don't come. I can't guarantee everything will go smoothly. And I'm sorry for the position it puts you in to have to make that decision. It's been a tough one for me as well.

If you do come, please take some basic precautions: don't leave valuables in your car, consider parking elsewhere and riding in on the metro (103rd st. Station on the Blue Line is about 4 blocks away), walk in groups when possible, and we will try to finish up and leave before sunset.

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 be used.

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 will be selling T-shirts and books after we're done. The shirt says "I Danced With Matt", so you'll have proof, and the book is about the travels that went into making the previous "Where the Hell is Matt?" videos. Everything is $15. Cash only, please. You can also view and order both items here:


You're welcome to bring your own camera. After the shoot, I'll stick around for as long as anyone is waiting. I'll be 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 until then.

Please click "I'm Attending" on facebook if you plan to join in, so we have a rough idea of how many to expect.

We're hoping to put the final video up on the Internet sometime in late 2011.

I look forward to dancing badly with you!

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