Just over a week ago while I was waking up from an awesome sleep, Matt turned to me with his sleepy eyes and asked if I would be in a music video with him. First things first I love to bust a move. I’m not an awesome dancer but I like to dance. The video was being shoot in Toronto for one of Matt’s favorite bands “Belle and Sebastian”. Matt was so excited that he was chosen to go and film. I on the other hand had to work on one of the 2 days that they would be filming so I didn’t apply for the video. As it was looking Matt would have to do this on his own.
My Matt doesn’t like to dance but loves music. Music is totally a part of who he is. If you know Matt and I, you know that we do pretty much everything together. Being that I had to to work on Saturday which was the first day of the shoot Matt would be on his own. This would be his first time driving to Toronto and dancing without me. I thought that it was so awesome that he had the courage to just go for it. It didn’t happen without some gentle pushing but he did it. After shooting for 9 hours and driving for 4 hours he made it home. All happy and excited and wishing that I would join him for the second day of shooting.
It didn’t take much to convince me to join him. The thought of spending a day dancing with my husband sounded perfect. Then I remembered that there would be cameras….I like to be behind the camera not a big fan of being in front of it. So I was a little freaked out…..until they yelled “PLAY BACK!” That’s when the music would start. It instantly changed everyone’s mood on set. It was when the work ended and the fun began only the fun was really the work. I danced and laughed with my husband for 9 hours that day. He looked at me like I was the most beautiful girl in the room. We danced, we drank beer from empty bottles and we laughed. We got to be a part of something. We got to make friends with people that otherwise would have been strangers. The one thing the entire group of us had in common was the love of music and the willingness to just let loose, to just be in the moment even when the moment only lasted 30 sec and had to be done over and over.
Once it was all over the room went dark and still there was no more “play back” we all left the shoot going in different directions but knowing that we all, now, having something in common. That one Day where we danced like it was our own private dance party with the best strangers ever!! We gave it everything cause we didn’t know when we would hear that song again.
Such a great memory day!