Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) wants Americans to get their dance on.
Following Russia Today TV host Adam Kokesh's bizarre dance party (and subsequent violent arrest) at the Jefferson Memorial and a follow-up flash mob this past weekend, Norton is looking to launch more "participatory activities and events on the Mall." In fact, she's even looking to change legislation to make that happen.
The Washington Post has more:
Norton plans to amend a Mall revitalization bill to declare July 30th “National Dance Day” on the Mall and around the country. She plans to get “So You Think You Can Dance” judge Nigel Lythgoe and others involved in the action, which will include a flash mob and troupes of local dancers.
“When people go as far as Flash Mob dancing without a permit on the Mall, we should see such a response from the public as a wake-up call to make the Mall more with it,” Norton said.
So, the congresswoman plans to make the Mall more hospitable to visitors. She wants to see tables, chairs and more outdoor activities. While a dancing mob of patriotic citizens strutting their stuff on the Mall certainly sounds fun, talk about unconventional. It'll be interesting to see what July 30 holds.
Not sure what a flash-mob looks like? Watch footage from Kokesh's latest dance party below: