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FUN!Man it's been over a month since I did any real moving.

This is the newest version of Pump it Up (Korean version of DDR) at the local Austin Dave n Busters. I try to go there ever week/2weeks and get like 4-6 hours of just straight up hardcore dancing in. It's a pretty good workout, it also keeps me creative as for most of these vids I'm only playing the song for like the 2nd or 3rd time. People often ask, "do you memorize it?" which in a way is trying to belittle this as a case of simple memorization rather than skill. If I did memorize it I'd be able to play without looking so no. My version of freestyle is kinda improve within the bounds of the steps given me.I recognize strings and react to them while trying to tie body shapes to it. Again I always emphasize the lack of freedom for character. My repertoire of moves itself is pretty limited. And I think I should go take an actual choreo class if I want to get any better... Or watch more music videos.

Dancing is pretty underrated if you ask me. Especially in the west where there's more separation of mind and body. Much of my timing, and beats come from keeping my reactions sharp. Although I pretty dull here. But there is a pretty neat phenomenon I notice on these nights when I go to play.

On the 20-30 minute drive to the arcade. I'll be listening to music on the way. After about 4-6 hours of playing of reacting to the notes I'll get back into my car and the song that I was just listening to on the way here will suddenly feel like it's play at like 60% speed. It's pretty neat to be able to activate my own sort of spartan time for a brief moment lolol

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdeyHjOIPMc&featu...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBoSrUlqnHQ

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yj9s3p1fNM&featu...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRuc3ky7RpA&featu...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQdr79QnzWg&featu...

Also did I mention I love Kpop
1 year ago  |  Comments (48)
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Red420 Guardian2013
I love that in the second video you've got backup dancers.
#1  Posted 1 year ago
Arathall Gormandizer
That last one is now stuck in my head.
#2  Posted 1 year ago
AxelKanon Sponsor
Skills
#3  Posted 1 year ago
niriall RECOMMENDER
Well that's ONE way to pick up chicks.
#4  Posted 1 year ago
/itd work on me thats for sure. Shame my town doesnt have an arcade :/
#1  Posted 1 year ago
oODADEOo Blarg Honk
This is what everyone who plays DDR/PIU thinks they look like when they dance.
#5  Posted 1 year ago
Devon Sponsor
You have too much talent.
#6  Posted 1 year ago
Franciska
baechigi - two mary looked in cre di ble.
#7  Posted 1 year ago
Gutter_Cat
maybe you should get miles to be your backup www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY2LDIFZV7Q his hat throwing skills are impeccable
#8  Posted 1 year ago
Kokololio Shawol
Two of my favorite things, dancing and Kpop, also nice moves Monty!
#9  Posted 1 year ago
beastdude DragonsBlade
shout out to pump it up, and monty's freestyling.
#10  Posted 1 year ago
beastdude DragonsBlade
also i think you should try lower levels of these same songs (for eg) and try to get a bit 'smoother', or less 'static' with your movements. have you thought of trying popping and/or liquids and adding them into your freestyling?
#11  Posted 1 year ago
mattbrow89 RTXcited
reading one of montys journals is an experience in its self
#12  Posted 1 year ago
ForgeMonk
oh, mighty god of DDR, please teach me your ways for I seek guidance.
#13  Posted 1 year ago
latioslatas Sponsor
I guess it would make sense for the lead animator (that is his position right) to understand body movement coordination that well, those are some epic moves. They need to make a version of these games that incorporate hands arms etc. for pros like Monty. I'm sure there already is, but I mean produced enough so that you can find one at the local DnB.
#14  Posted 1 year ago
sounds like youre suggesting that dance game for kinect. in which case, I say we need that as a lets play with Monty :P
#1  Posted 1 year ago
AblazeAce donutella
You look so pro at it. I bet you make the girls swoon.
#15  Posted 1 year ago
SHADOOD
Anything he isn't good at..?
#16  Posted 1 year ago
NOT coming to work late ever
#1  Posted 1 year ago
silentruth
monty.. watching you dance to Crayon is like.. some kind of cross-cultural, mixed fandom porn for me..
is that weird?
#17  Posted 1 year ago
ZacharyWarr1 Sponsor
Yes but welcome to the RT community, "We're all mad down here".
#1  Posted 1 year ago
LightishRed7 Gilgamesh
Somebody please make a Monty lemon punch/dancing gif
#18  Posted 1 year ago
stmayfield No Problem
The best part is, you're hitting all the notes too!
#19  Posted 1 year ago
WhiskyOmega Sponsor
I'd hate to go up against you.
#20  Posted 1 year ago
night09ninja Sponsor
COOL :)
#21  Posted 1 year ago
Ignisha
smooth dance moves ^_^
#22  Posted 1 year ago
SimpleNSweet
You immediately got more attractive when you said you love KPop <3
#23  Posted 1 year ago
jamierowson Sponsor
Just a baddas! Check out Monty's Dead Fantasy videos, this one is so cool youtu.be/WcK7Y9VSs5M
#24  Posted 1 year ago
killklli RTX Guardian
I keep expecting monty to start doing flips while dancing.
#25  Posted 1 year ago
EricHVela Capt Coconut
Music is funny that way. It's one thing to listen and another to be part of it. That's why I miss being in a band.
#26  Posted 1 year ago
Cardicote
Dude I love dancing! Watching music videos is how I know most things because as you're dancing you remember things you've seen and integrate them into how you move. Shame that most people in clubs round where I live don't fully go for it and just shuffle like zombies.
#27  Posted 1 year ago
Nickless Mahzfin
Who is videoing this?
#28  Posted 1 year ago
taterisstig
DDR is the best game ever and dude you have mad skills
#29  Posted 1 year ago
19nonnahs93
I tried DDR once, and failed hard core. It gave me a new kind of respect for people who can actually do well, like Monty. I don't have good coordination but damn i thought just hitting buttons with your feet would be easy. I was super wrong.
Also I dont know if it was just me, maybe it was, but the girls in 'Online' seemed like they were mocking him. It irritated me, cause lets see them do better. But since I cant hear what they're saying maybe they werent mocking him. Just seemed that way.
#30  Posted 1 year ago
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