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# Conga Dance Special Apparatus

dance the Conga, but keep your distance
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Dancing the Conga is a great way for a group of people to celebrate, but with the need for Covid-19 social distancing, this is not possible unless you have the Conga Dance Special Apparatus.

The apparatus consists of a set of 2 metre long lightweight telescopic poles, each of which terminates in a simple swivel clip. Complimenting the poles are adjustable padded belts with points at the front and back where the poles can be clipped into place.

The number of people who want to dance the Conga will determine how many belts and poles are required to form a chain where each person is two metres from the one in front and the one behind. Once in place the telescopic poles are locked at their extended lengths. The Conga Dance can now begin, with extra participants attaching themselves by putting on a belt and clipping themsleves to the end of the snaking troupe.

 — xenzag, Apr 13 2020

Why limit it to conga? https://www.youtube...watch?v=dNWMfciB7Cw
[tatterdemalion, Apr 14 2020]

Albert R.N. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_R.N.
Based on a true story. [8th of 7, Apr 14 2020]

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 Why are there no sharp spikes at the far end of the poles? That would allow the use of repurposed* javelins, or other types of spear...

*although since the main objective of any spear is to cause a dangerous penetrating injury, "repurposing" is not quite accurate.
 — 8th of 7, Apr 13 2020

 I love this idea so much. Anything that gets people to dance together and smile. However, I think the title is not exactly spot on. Something missing. Some startling phrase is needed.

OMG, [tatterdemalion], that link is hysterical.
 — blissmiss, Apr 14 2020

Our 3 technicians at college once turned themselves into 7 dancing girls by adding 4 more made figures in a line, using a series of light wooden shafts and second hand clothes. It was many years ago (pre digital cameras etc) so there's no recored of it, except in the memory of those who were there. It was spectacular.
 — xenzag, Apr 14 2020

 That sounds like a bizarre variation on "Albert, R.N." ...