The people of Taber, Canada, just want to cut footloose, but the law is standing in their way.
A new bylaw in the Alberta town bans residents from spitting, swearing, yelling and playing music in public places, reports CBC. Local police are also allowed to break up public gatherings of three people or more, if they feel it’s “annoying” other residents.
A lobbying group representing Taber, a farming town of roughly 8,000 people, has decided to fight the law and is looking for the help of one special recruit: Kevin Bacon.
The citizens behind the Save Us Bacon campaign have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise enough money to fly the actor out to lead a “raucous dance party/protest against an embarrassing, archaic, vaguely worded law passed by an out of touch town-council.”
Think of it as Footloose 2.
Bacon, 56, has yet to respond to the pleas of the Taber people, but they haven’t given up hope.
Whether Bacon reprises the role of Ren McCormack or not, Save Us Bacon plans to hold their rebellious dance party with the funds they raise.
Your move, Kevin.