The “Van Andel Arena Dancing Kid” Has Gone Viral
"Dance like no one else is watching" is what we're told. This kid took that idea to heart at a recent Dave Matthews concert.
The boy, who looks to be six or seven years old, felt the music move him and immediately got up and started shimmying, much to the delight of everyone around him.
A video of his dance moves made it to Twitter, where it has been shared incessantly by fans of the Dave Matthews Band, however, efforts to identify the youngster have proven to be futile thus far.
It sounds like the band is playing 'Cornbread', which was from an album Dave did with Tim Reynolds a few years back. To which a commenter responded: "Now I want video of someone explaining the meaning of this song to him."
I think his dance steps explain all you need to know about that song.
There's something to be said about the fearlessness we possess as a child. We are too young to be cognizant of what other people think. Nor do we care. And that's the way it should be.
This kid takes me back to my youth when my dad would take me to see high school basketball games and I was told that I would wad up a piece of paper and go out on the floor at half time and shoot at the basket with it.
I need to find that fearlessness again.