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    Report calling for moratorium on Edmonton raves draws comparison with 'Footloose'
    Rob Drinkwater
    National Post
    June 4th, 2018

    EDMONTON - Critics of a city report in Edmonton that recommends a moratorium on raves are comparing the idea to a well-known 1980s movie where a town bans dancing.

    The report that's on the agenda for this week's meeting of Edmonton's community and public services committee notes that electronic music parties are linked with "widespread consumption of drugs" and "drug-facilitated sexual assaults" that tie up emergency services.

    It says a civic working group is meeting to address the concerns, but that police in the city have proposed a moratorium on raves be implemented in the meantime.

    Tweets suggest the move would be similar to the plot of "Footloose," which starred Kevin Bacon as a teen who battles a small-town ban on dancing and rock music.

    Coun. Scott McKeen, who sits on the committee that will discuss the report on Wednesday, told local media last week that public safety has to be considered, even though he doesn't want Edmonton to look like the council in the fictional town of Bomont.
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