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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2020 3:15 p.m. PST

"It was a warm June day in 1374 in the medieval town of Aix-Ia-Chapelle, present-day Aachen, Germany, when the dancing started. It was the holy feast of St. John the Baptist, which aligns with the pagan celebration of Midsummer during the summer solstice. Traditionally, St. John's Day was a day of rest and worship for the quiet town of Aachen.

This was not to be the case in 1374. It began with a small group, maybe a dozen or so people. All at once, they began to flail their limbs. Some screamed or hooted. Others moved about as if in a trance…"
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Redcurrant29 Apr 2020 1:16 a.m. PST

I suppose it beats injecting yourself with disinfectant.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2020 4:07 a.m. PST

All at once, they began to flail their limbs. Some screamed or hooted. Others moved about as if in a trance…"

Wait! Is this Germany or Washington DC?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2020 11:14 a.m. PST

Dudes…! (smile)


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