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One Man Is Dancing for 24 Hours Straight to Save Club Fabric

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: A man photographs flowers and messages outside Fabric nightclub following the announcement of its closure on September 7, 2016 in London, England. Fabric, which opened in 1999 and was voted World Number 1 Club in DJ Magazine's "Top 100 Clubs Poll" in 2007 and 2008, has had its licence revoked by Islington council, a decision that has been condemned across the political spectrum. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Attempting to save a famed nightclub through bureaucracy and court appeals is boring. Fabric must be—can only be—saved through the power of dance. A man named Tim Griffith has burdened himself with the rescue mission by attempting to dance outside the club’s closed doors for 24 hours. The dance marathon started at 12:00 p.m. GMT on Friday.

In a newly-launched GoFundMe, Griffith is looking to raise £2,000 for the endurance test. On the page, he asks supporters to “come along at any time (but especially Saturday morning) to give me some moral support and come and help me strut, chop, shuffle, shake, wobble, fist-pump my way to the finish line.” He also invited fans to dance along, but Fabric warned against going too crazy, insisting that “this cannot become a street party, or turn into any kind of mini-rave.”

Fabric’s court date is still on, though. After being forced to shut down last month following the deaths of two 18-year-olds on its premises, the club’s official appeal will begin on November 28. You can watch a clip from Griffith day-long heroism below.


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