In the twentieth century, could you have imagined Irish folk dancing selling out a stadium? Because that's exactly what happened as the twenty-first century ...

Follow Your Dream, Day #349: Irish Dancing in A Stadium

In the twentieth century, could you have imagined Irish folk dancing selling out a stadium? Because that's exactly what happened as the twenty-first century began.

You can always go bigger. "Nothing succeeds like excess," Michael Flatley once famously said; when people said Irish dancing wouldn't be able to sustain an entire show, he proved them wrong. When they said it could never sell out a theatre, he proved them wrong. When they said it could never sell out an entire arena, he proved them wrong. And when they said it could never sell out a *stadium,* he proved them wrong.

Scaling an Irish dance show up to that level of spectacle is exactly what Michael, as a dramatist, excels at. And the results speak for themselves.

Imagine standing on that stage. Seeing that massive panorama of seats. Knowing that in just a few hours, they'll all be filled with screaming fans.

For Zoltan Papp -- today in 2020 the senior dance captain for Lord of the Dance -- that's exactly what happened in his hometown of Budapest. Dreams really do come true.

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