Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, has banned standing and dancing at both indoor and outdoor weddings as part of the city’s new Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown rules.
On April 26, the D.C. government issued a new set of coronavirus orders that loosened some restrictions within the city. The latest order regarding weddings permitted indoor weddings at 25 percent capacity or 250 people, whichever is lower. Couples who want to have more than 250 people at their wedding must obtain a waiver from the city. The order also prohibited “standing and dancing at receptions.”
The ban on standing and dancing went into effect on May 1 and it applies to both indoor and outdoor receptions.
This is not a joke. Syracuse.com reported the story.
There is no dancing allowed in New York’s bars and restaurants, even at a wedding reception, according to the New York State Liquor Authority.
To control the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s liquor authority has also specifically banned darts, pool, cornhole, karaoke and exotic dancing.
Bar owners are already struggling to stay open after being shut down for months. The new rules are causing a lot of anxiety as business owners are being threatened with their licensing if they don’t comply.
The intent is to reduce the number of people congregating in bars. If you go to a bar, you must sit at a table or move along, according to the liquor authority’s guidelines.
“I don’t let people dance,” said Dan Palladino, who owns Heritage Hill Brewhouse in Pompey. “I think it’s kind of sad, but I don’t want to risk my license.”
I’ve already been to an illegal wedding where there was a lot of dancing— and they’re becoming more popular. People having weddings in New York have to hide the location until the last minute and keep all signs of partying out of sight. It’s kind of exciting in a speakeasy sort of way but also extremely stupid. You cannot keep people from living their lives. And if you try to outlaw fun, they’re just going to break those laws and do it anyway.
Not only has dancing been outlawed, but pool, darts, cornhole, and karaoke are also off-limits. How much longer do the dictators in charge really think they can keep this up? I never thought I’d see the day when Democrats became pulpit-pounding puritans keeping the kids from dancing, but here we are.