This Made Me So Happy . . .

July 25, 2009 at 12:37 am (By Amba)

. . . that I had to post it here.



  1. Randy said,

    I agree! To paraphrase a Freeman Hunt tweet, whether or not one would choose to have such a ceremony, attending one like this would be an unforgettable treat. Saw a short interview of the couple. Sounds like they danced their way out of the church afterwards and his 94-year-old grandmother joined in on her way out. (Now I’m wondering if just about everyone didn’t dance out the door.) They didn’t expect it to go viral – uploaded it to YouTube as the easiest and fastest way to get it to friends/family who couldn’t be there.

  2. amba12 said,

    You can see how it went viral, though!

    And I would have chosen to have such a ceremony (if I’d HAD a ceremony, married someone more my own age and hadn’t backed into the whole thing after 21 years of the common-law kind). I used to envy the Hare Krishnas because they got to dance so much, when they weren’t, I don’t know, washing dishes. Pentecostals, too? It would be my form of worship, my form of fun.

  3. Randy said,

    The idea of speaking in tongues has no appeal to me ;-)

  4. amba12 said,

    Me neither, but I understand dancing as a spiritual expression. It’s interesting that some churches forbid it — mistrusting its sexual and anarchic potential — and others use it as a mode of worship. It’s fascinating how similar possession by the Holy Spirit is to possession by the loas in Voudun . . . but don’t get me started.

  5. amba12 said,

    Possession by the music is about my speed.

  6. Randy said,

    After spending half a day as an agent provacateur at Althouse, and not generating much of a response as most of the usual suspects are nowhere to be found, I think I’ll go work on the conquest of a portion of nature instead ;-)

  7. amba12 said,

    I suppose I should rouse myself and go over there and see what THAT was all about. Thing is, I’m not interested in Gatesgate. It seems a ginned-up distraction to me.

  8. Randy said,

    Oh, it is. It is. Something for just about everybody in it, and scads of vested interests at stake, so it attracts attention.

  9. Donna B. said,

    And now I want to see a video of the reception!

  10. michael reynolds said,

    Yep, that’s what a wedding should be like.

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