Dancin’ Tommy Franklin

Dancing Tommy Franklin

“You don’t have to be drunk to feel the funk,” says Tommy. I love this guy! He’s a non-drinking party animal who loves dancing and is a seriously happy dude. He’s been hailed the Ambassador of Smiles and works in cahoots with an Australian charity called Hello Sunday Morning. This cool bunch of people are out to get Aussies to think about their alcohol consumption; why do we consume it, how much are we consuming and how much impact is it having on our lives.

Tommy busts into spontaneous dance wherever and whenever he feels like it. He lives In Byron Bay these days and was just an everyday person (well, kind of) until  some random strangers caught his shenanigans on video and posted it to YouTube where his funky moves, unmotivated by alcohol caught the attention of lots of people. I think what he does is awesome! His adventurous spirit, one that challenges the social norm that says “you can’t dance in public, and certainly not without being under the influence of some kind of substance” continues to inspire people to live outside of societal expectations. Look at these early morning dance parties on the ABC website: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-22/dancing-tommy-alcohol-free-parties/9332540

Dancing Tommy Franklin (source: Onepiece via YouTube)

I would have uploaded this video directly. It only took me several hours to work out that you can’t do that on pages that are part of a free WP site, only on the blog. Aargh!