Get Hyphy: Dance Marathons Are Now Legal In Oakland — Phew!

main
Let’s cut to the chase: For some people, busting moves in public should be illegal. That’s right, whipping out the trusty ol' Cabbage Patch or the Dougie in front of strangers is not always a good look. But, apparently, in Oakland it really was a no-go and could result in up to six months in jail. Way harsh!
Up until recently, the East Bay enclave threw down a strict “no marathon dancing allowed” mandate, making booty-shaking flash mobbers silently shed dance-deprived tears. Apparently, back in the day people used to get groovy in public for upward of 24 hours straight for moolah with no breaks — making it a major problem in Oakland. Now that’s the true definition of a dancing machine, eh?
But, put your party pants back on Oaklandites and pop the bubbles, because the city has just lifted the 82-year-old ban on marathon moving. Anyone else see a striking parallel to Footloose? Cue the Kenny Loggins and everybody cut loose. (HuffPo)
Photo: Via IMDb
Advertisement

More from San Francisco

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Documentary
Five love stories behind diverse, multicultural marriages.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Life experiments, 5 days at a time.
Watch Now
Fashion
The style of subculture.
Watch Now
Beauty
Viral trends, tried and tested.
Watch Now
Documentary
From vibrators to lipstick, learn how your favorite products are made.
Watch Now
Documentary
Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individuals
Watch Now
Documentary
The latest stories to watch.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Inside the homes of millennial women — & what they paid for them
Watch Now
Comedy
Let's talk about sex, baby.
Watch Now
Documentary
Female artisans around the world
Watch Now
Politics
Made by and for smart, opinionated women.
Watch Now
Film
We helped 12 female directors claim their power.