Somehow, recently, Bill Gates turned into Mr. Awesome. He's tweeting and blogging, and now, according to the New York Post, he was spotted "dancing, Paris (Hilton) style, on a banquette" at a Microsoft-sponsored party at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
"He gyrated in a VIP booth until 2 AM," a "spy" told the Post's Page Six--a gossip item, so take it with a grain of salt. "Everybody was snapping photos of him until his security rushed him out the back door after he tipped a waitress $500." Society blog Guest of a Guest has photos! Looks like Gates was fist-pumping, "Jersey Shore"-style!
Actor Bill Murray was spotted dancing at Sundance parties, too, according to the Post, but regrettably not the same soiree. Gates and Murray would make such a killer dance floor tag-team.
Gates has been all over these days. He was in Park City specifically to view and promote Davis Guggenheim's "Waiting for Superman," a documentary about education reform--one of the main focuses, along with broadband connectivity and health, of the philanthropic foundation that Gates and his wife, Melinda, founded.
Gates spoke extensively with my colleague Ina Fried in an interview series recently about education, energy, and world travel, among other subjects.
Hey, you know what? If he's doing good things, let the man dance once in awhile. But it's not clear whether Gates gettin' jiggy with it at the Bing lounge at Sundance will help or hurt Microsoft's effort to take on Google.