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August 02, 2004

Dancing in the Streets: Revolution with a Smile

John Perry Barlow invites you to revolt with him: "I want to organize a cadre of 20 to 50 of us. I want to dress us in suits and other plain pedestrian attire and salt us among the sidewalk multitudes in Republican-rich zones. At a predetermined moment, one of us will produce a boom-box and crank it up with something danceable. Suddenly, about a third of the people on the sidewalk, miscellaneously distributed in the general throng, will start dancing like crazy and continue to do so for for about a minute. Then we will stop, melt back into the pedestrian flow, and go to another location to erupt there.

Perhaps if we enlist enough troops, we can have several platoons simultaneously exploding into dance around Manhattan, so there will be absolutely no way to tell where we might strike next."

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Posted by jo at August 2, 2004 12:34 PM


Here's an update: August 25th, http://barlow.typepad.com/barlowfriendz/2004/08/guerrilla_danci.html

Posted by: Jo at August 26, 2004 10:04 AM