City Activists Channel Lady Gaga

Hotel protesters get musical

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    A group of protesters caught hotel workers and guests off-guard over the weekend at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco when they busted out in a song and dance routine in the hotel lobby.

    Flash-mob protests take all forms and Lady Gaga is known for her outlandish performances. Combine the two in San Francisco and you have a well-choreographed, musical rally with a purpose.

    A group of protesters caught hotel workers and guests off-guard over the weekend at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco when they busted out in a song and dance routine in the hotel lobby.

    The activists borrowed a tune from Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" and changed the lyrics to reflect their message: Boycott the hotel.

    A couple of women acting as guests at the lobby desk started out the routine with one telling the other, "We can't check into this hotel!" The other woman then channels Lady Gaga: "Oh No! Don't get caught in a bad hotel!"

    Guests watched in confusion as a stream of instrument-playing activists flowed into the lobby and joined the performance.

    "Boycott! Boycott! Workers rights are hot!" Dancing and singing came secondary to their message: "Workers need healthcare and a fair contract" they sang, while also stressing the desire to keep tourists coming to the City. "Want San Francisco and I want your gay ass but not in a bad hotel!"

    The LGBT community organized the effort and whether you agree with their message or not, you have to admit, it was well-executed. Take a few minutes to watch and enjoy the performance.