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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dancing on BART Trains Is Kind of a Big Deal Now

Posted By on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 2:49 PM

A BART dancer shows off his moves
  • A BART dancer shows off his moves

Have we been missing something here, or has dancing on BART trains become a big Bay Area phenomenon in the last few months? There are many videos on YouTube -- most of them relatively new -- showing crews of young'uns sliding, gliding, contorting themselves, and doing other turf-dancing moves on moving BART trains, to the joy and irritation of other riders. One SF Weekly colleague and seven-year daily BART rider confirms that this thing has blown up in the last six months or so: not just random drunk people doing the twist, but groups of people boarding on trains with speakers pumping soundtracks (usually Michael Jackson, for obvious reasons), then holding dance-offs where they show all kinds of crazy moves. Check out some videos:

One group of dancers confirmed to our colleague that this fad has only blown up in the last six months or so. They seemed to be getting a lot of attention, too.

Has this been your experience? Do you like the BART dancers? Hate 'em? Want them to play something besides Michael Jackson? Let us know in the comments.

-- @iPORT

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