Lords of Strut write:
This week we had a cheeky little party on the Dart train in Dublin… early morning commuters got a free party they weren’t expecting!
Previously: Lords of Strut on Broadsheet
You may remember from a few years ago a video of a fella dancing on a table on the train to Galway.
I was one of the musicians playing that day and we all enjoyed the little bit of attention the video got at that time.
We wondered at the time, with all the hits on YouTube and Facebook how much money the video was making for the person who uploaded it.
Well, we found out..
A couple of years ago, we heard from Tanya (uploader) when she reached out to Neil (dancer) on Facebook:
“Hi Gary & Neil – I hope all is well with you and the crazies from the train?! Just a quick message to let you know that I got an email from Storyful who have signed up the Irish Dancing video. I have been getting literally pennies every month for views for the last few years…BUT this month I got a statement and somebody has paid €240 for ‘individual licensed sales’!!
I’m not sure what this means but probably a TV company. I now have built up €254 in the account and wanted to know if you guys had a charity in mind that you would like it donated to? Personally I’m a ‘Medecins Sans Frontieres’ woman but if you have some special charity – I can hand over the dosh”
How sound is that!?
We directed her to Laura Lynn that time..
Now, we just got another message from her the other day:
“Hi lads! Hope all well with you and you had a fabulous summer! I have been getting regular account statements regarding the ‘Irish dancing on the train to Galway’ video and since the last big one it’s just been pennies.
I missed the July statement and have only just noticed a royalties payment of €258!! It should be in my account in the next few days if you want to designate charity – I would be delighted to donate the dosh”
So, we (the musicians and dancer) would like to call out Tanya for her complete acts of soundness over the last few years..
Maybe a few more eyeballs on the video, will get a few more pennies to charity.
Previously: The Train Home
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Samantha Libreri tweetz:
Dancing at the crossroad. Gerry Adams dances with Mayo candidate Rose Conway-Walsh in Killasser, Mayo.
Earlier: Meanwhile, In Sligo
Fuzzy Wobble’s Gif Dance Party will now waste minutes – possibly many minutes – of your valuable time as you line up your fantasy dance team (including such luminaries as Spongebob, BMO from Adventure Time, The Worm, 8-bit Carlton Banks, Forever Alone Guy and the Prancercise Lady), resize them, adjust the music, tweak the background, then let them at it.
A highlight of the the annual Star Wars Weekend at Walt Disney World is the ‘Dance-Off with the Star Wars Stars’ aka the ‘Hyperspace Hoopla’.
There’s an extended 20 minute version of this year’s event if you’re feeling anyway short-changed.
Previously: How To Ruin Star Wars (Hyperspace Hoopla 2011)
Uploader lekenny83 explains:
The German moderators discusses in the beginning how boring and lame the official looks are and that the fashion designers came up with the following outfits to make the game more interesting and colourful. They explain in great detail how the colours look since at the point many did not have colour TV!