The story of the Dancing Man has gone viral in recent days, and now, after the man in question was found, stars like Pharrell, Moby, and Andrew W.K. are all trying to get in on the dance party that’s set to be thrown for him.
This past week, a 4chan user posted a picture of a large man dancing in a club with the caption, “Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing.”
Other 4chan users immediately defended the man in the photo and called out the user for being a bully. One woman, Cassandra Fairbanks, took to Twitter to find the mysterious man so that she and nearly 2,000 other women in the Coconut Oil Friendship Club could throw him a dance party in Los Angeles.
After Fairbanks’ tweet went viral and people all over started using the hashtag #FindDancingMan, the mystery guy was eventually found. The man’s name is reportedly Sean and he responded to Fairbanks, accepting her party invitation.
Now it seems that the party planning is in full force, and incredibly, a number of celebrities have expressed interest in being a part of it.
Popular songwriter Pharrell Williams took to Twitter to ask Fairbanks for an invitation while telling Sean to “never be ashamed” of himself.
Moby soon got in on the conversation, offering up his DJ services for free and making clear his view that, “no one should ever be ashamed about dancing.”
When one Twitter user asked Andrew W.K., the king of parties, if he’d like to come, the entertainer wrote, “Of course! This guy is totally a dance party master and I'm backing him all the way.”
A GoFundMe page was set up by the over 1,700 women in the Coconut Oil Friendship Club to help bring Sean the Dancing Man over to LA from Kiev, and so far, it’s raised nearly $30,000.