Monday, April 14, 2008

be careful with your D.C.-area lindy bombs?

via my friend frank's shared items on google reader: dance party at the jefferson memorial goes awry. summary: twenty or so people were dancing to headphone music at the jefferson memorial at midnight, party got busted up by the police, one person arrested.

i have to wonder what might've happened had they held the party a week earlier and invited the DCLXers along for the fun... swing dancers frequently dance in public places not really set up for dancing (commonly referred to in the community as "lindy bombing")... part of the fun is the feeling that it's just a teensy bit subversive, doing something exuberant and joyful in an unexpected setting, but i've never heard of anyone getting arrested for it -- and we usually bring sound equipment! eep.

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