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Colin Wynter

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Colin Wynter is the central figure in the Dancing Man viral video taken at the Sasquatch music festival in 2009.[1][2] At first, the video depicts Wynter, a lone dancer behind a festive audience seated on a grassy bank, listening to a performance of "Unstoppable" (a song from Santigold's eponymous debut album). Then a follower joins in. In quick succession, the crowd "tips" from being passive and seated to being active and dancing too.

The video was the topic of a TED conference talk in 2010 by Derek Sivers, who suggested the phenomenon was a microcosm of leadership, with emphasis on the importance of the leader attracting and then embracing his first follower.[3] However Wynter himself later said, "I didn't know that I did anything special really; all I did was self-express… " and "I guess I just thought everybody was silly, sitting there just chillin', so ... I started yellin' at them to get off their lazy asses."[4]

References[edit]

  1. "'Dancing Man' not shy about YouTube attention". Canadian Broadcasting Co. 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  2. dkellerm (26 May 2009). "Sasquatch music festival 2009 - Guy starts dance party". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  3. Sivers, Derek (2010-03-09). "How to start a movement". TED.com. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  4. Catania, Christopher (2010-05-10). "Sasquatch Festival's "Dancing Guy" Reveals His Swarm-Starting Secrets". Live Fix. Retrieved 2016-03-27. I guess I just thought everybody was silly, sitting there just chillin', so ... I started yellin' at them to get off their lazy asses.



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