Buenos Aires Bans Dancing. Paging Kevin Bacon!

There’s a crisis in The Land of the Tango™. A judge in Argentina has banned all “commercial dancing with live or recorded music” in Buenos Aires. Even wedding receptions are in jeopardy.

The edict came down after five people died two weeks ago during Time Warp, an EDM event in the city. “Toxic drugs” was the verdict.

This has everyone in the city of three million rather confused. How should police enforce the ban? Will they? From Yahoo Finance:

“This is like, because there was a problem at the vegetable stand, we are going to order shut all butcher shops,” said Jorge Becco, head of the local disco owners’ association, after the ruling left the party people of Buenos Aires wondering if they might be arrested for dancing in clubs and bars.

Becco said Judge Roberto Gallardo’s order shows “this guy is living in a shoe box.”

Footloose, anyone? (Via Tom)

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