New York set to finally repeal its crazy 'no dancing in bars' law...

Discussion in 'New York/US' started by editor, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    At last! It was so weird DJing bars in New York and having no one dance because of this mad law.

    After 91 Years, New York Will Let Its People Boogie
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  2. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    Did this pass, I wonder?

    Until quite recently puritanical types have always had a certain *thing* about dancing as something that needs to be tightly controlled. Not something you can put your finger on, but certainly something.

    Possibly it's a very deep rooted thing indeed, going back to the days of rituals to invoke the devil, or perhaps I am over analysing.
  3. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

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  4. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Never heard that before.....

    I wonder what these puritanical types make of Irish dancing.
  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    I thought Irish dancing was tightly controlled, none of that flinging arms about and certainly no putting fingers on other people
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  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    They're quite catholic in their opposition to dancing
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  7. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Clever clogs
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  8. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    It's one of the key defining features of the original puritans. And it's my personal opinion they never really got over it.

    Sunday dancing was only legalised in the UK in 1998 for example.
  9. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    ah - so actual puritans. i know of no culture that doesn't have dancing, and tbh, putting the movements into patterns is no more controlling than putting words into meter to make poetry. some of the time it's story-telling which will (usually) require stylized movement.

    fun fact: in ancient greek the word for "dance" was also slang for "fuck".
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