Oh Yeah, Dancing At Public Monuments In The U.S. Is Still A CrimeSubmitted by McWilly on Tue, 08/21/2012 - 19:39
The “Where The Hell Is Matt 2012″ video has been strolling around the web, with many millions of views to date and has even been hosted as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (where I saw it) – a heartwarming film created from clips of people dancing around the world, along with one American traveler . Matt Harding traveled the world, even venturing to places like Afghanistan, Iraq and North Korea and dancing in each with the locals. In each, happy people juke, shimmy and do the hustle. In watching it, and noting the countries and cities within, I thought to myself how interesting it was that dancing was something that all cultures share in, and there seems to be no backlash against it by religion or laws – it’s something to be enjoyed. Oh, the happiness that thought brought me! Then I remembered when people were arrested by government goons for dancing at a United States monument (video after jump), and that a circuit court upheld appeals against the arrests and questioning their legality. Lucky Matt didn’t visit the Lincoln Memorial, or this video would have never seen the light of day.