Mark Twain may or may not have said,
Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like its heaven on earth.
Although it was certainly Nietzsche who said, “I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.”
And Martha & The Vandellas might have sung about “Dancing in the Streets.”
But you’d better watch out dancing in the aisles of an aicraft.
The students – members of Colorado College’s club Frisbee team – made a video of the performance, and that’s what caught the attention of the FAA.
“That was my Ultimate Frisbee team and a bunch of random people as well,” 21-year-old senior team captain Dan Eppstein tells the Los Angeles Times about the episode. “Everyone who was on that flight joined in.”
Eppstein says his group consulted with attendants before the performance, saying they gave students permission. He says the group also canvassed other passengers and said none objected.
Frontier Airlines say “All safety measures were followed and the seat belt sign was off.”
Why, then, is there concern? Those ultimate frisbee players might have been terrorists!
Steve Wallace, former director of the FAA’s Office of Accident Investigation, disagreed in an interview with CNN.
“I think there is a safety issue here. Turbulence injuries are the most common type of injuries, and they are virtually eliminated when people are in their seat belts,” he says to the news network.
He also suggested it could be used as a ruse by terrorists.
My own guess? Dancing is actually a shibboleth, terrorists aren’t coordinating trendy dance routines, and we’d all be better off if the TSA would require us to dance at security checkpoints instead of having us walk through nude-o-scopes.
It’s a good thing the FAA hasn’t seen videos of the MegaDO charter flights…