Saturday, March 05, 2016

I'm not sure, but I think Footloose just turned into Buttloose and happened

Big Freedia had been going to play Mississippi, until the state realised her show involved twerking, and didn't know what twerking was, and decided it was probably stripping, and banned the show.

But now the state has satisfied itself that twerking is just the right side of unholy to allow it to happen in Mississippi, and the show will go on:

However, after explaining to the ABC [Alcohol Beverage Control board] that twerking and "gyrating" does not necessarily constitute "nudity and sexual conduct," the concert was rescheduled, with Big Freedia anointing the event the "First Annual International Twerk Day."

"Our laws have been slower to change than the rest of the country," [venue owner Ben] Shemper tells Rolling Stone. "So I'm happy that we all came to an agreement and that Big Freedia can return. We are making history, and I'm excited to be a part of it."
Everyone will remember where they were when they heard the news. It's the twerk that was heard around the world.