The War on Fun Has a Soft Spot for Dancing

Lindy in the Park becomes legal again

The City's anti-fun police has finally shown a sign of weakness in its ongoing crack down on everything fun in San Francisco. What finally forced the War on Fun to crack a smile? Lindy dancing of course.

Doing the Lindy in Golden Gate Park on Sundays is legal again, according to CBS 5. The park dancers were shut down after 13 years of shaking their groove things on JFK Drive for not obtaining a sound permit two weeks ago.

The dancing came to a sudden halt when a park ranger told the group, which attracted 100 to 200 dancers every Sunday, it had 20 minutes to "break down their sound system and clear the area," according to organizer Ken Watanabe.

The dance troupe said it didn't know it needed a permit but has no problem getting one. The City to its credit says it wants to help the dancers get back into the park.

"Lindy in the Park is a great event, and we want to see it go forward," Recreation and Park Department Spokeswoman Lisa Seitz-Gruwell told the Gate. "We are working with them to get permits in the future."

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