Re: Los Angeles Acid Jazz This Week Note

Elson Trinidad (
Tue, 26 Mar 1996 14:27:13 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 25 Mar 1996, Dylan wrote:

> >We did get a great crowd last Thursday, and people were dancin'...only
> >the staff there wasn't too cool with that, because the club doesn't have
> >a forkin' DANCE PERMIT!!!! (and they have a dance floor too - what gives?).
> >
> What gives? What gives with having to have a DANCE PERMIT???(!!) I have
> never in my life heard of such a thing! Isn't that unconstitutional or
> something? Maybe someone should call the ACLU on the LA city government... ;)

I thought that way too, but when you operate a nightclub, especially a
full-scale nightclub, you have to possess licenses and follow ordinances.
Liquor license, Fire code (for room capacity)...

A dance permit is required in many cities. It basically has to do with
room capacity, safety and noise (a place with a dance permit usually is
"soundproofed" so that excessive noise doesn't spill out into the

What's stupid about the venue is that a dance floor already exists there
and that a couple weeks ago a local promoter held a dance club night there.

Elson Trinidad, Los Angeles, CA
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