“Maybe they were going to Hooters after work and were excited about that”

Earlier this week, an important point of correction was made about a “dance of celebration.” Specifically, the one recounted in an article entitled “What Really Happened to Strauss-Kahn,” which described “what looked like a dance of celebration by two employees of the Hotel Sofitel in New York City at approximately 1:35 PM on the day that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault.” According to the article, the victory dance in question lasted “three minutes,” which struck some people as excessively, unbelievably long. According to the security tapes, however, it was more like thirteen seconds. Which brings us to another point of contention. Though some believe the thirteen-second “dance of celebration,” which occurred shortly after a 911 call was place to the police re: the alleged rape of a hotel maid, is evidence that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was set up, there apparently being no other reason two men could dance in such a joyful manner. Or is there?

…a source familiar with the video said yesterday that the dancing Sofitel men appear to be “celebrating over some sporting event. It looks as if they’re saying ‘Yankees’ ” — who were in the middle of a series against the Red Sox that weekend…Lanny Davis, a lawyer for Accor Group, which owns the Sofitel, said in a statement: “The notion that the video . . . establishes evidence of Accor’s involvement in a conspiracy is nonsense…A bellman at the hotel, after being shown the video by a reporter, was skeptical about the idea that it proved there was a conspiracy to cripple Strauss-Kahn. “There’s no sound. They could have been dancing about anything. This doesn’t prove a thing. Maybe they were going to Hooters after work and were excited about that,” he said.

Obviously as objective parties and people who solve puzzles by analyzing facts and ferreting out information, etc, you should all take a look and weigh in. Let’s roll the tapes.

Things (which strike us not much more than as a vigorous hug and a fist pump) get going around 3:15.

Hotel workers’ dance stirs suspicions of political plot against DSK [NYP]
Sofitel security men danced after maid told them Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her [NYDN]

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97 Responses to ““Maybe they were going to Hooters after work and were excited about that””

  1. guest says:

    Who wouldnt be excited about that?

  2. Dickie V says:

    That place is AWESOME, BABY!

  3. This is fucking moronic. Everyone knows that Israel became an independent state on May 14, 1948. When dancing ceases to exist each May 14, the terrorists have one.

    -MOT Quant

  4. Edmond Dantes says:

    This is the best version of the video and the clearest – be patient after 20 sec AD and fast forward to last 90 seconds:

  5. Bandersnatch says:

    yes, yes, maybe if the cake is firm, and yes

    • Occupy My Anus says:

      Sorry, but when I click on the picture of the Hooters girls they all seem to have very long horse like features. It's hard to tell.

      So in the absence of other evidence & if there's a vice and a paint shaker involved: maybe, maybe, maybe.

    • Jason Biggs says:

      Nah, maybe if it was a pie.

    • Texashedge says:

      No, no, and no. The Braves don't write me checks anymore.

      /Chipper Jones

  6. PermaGuestII says:

    I know I'm incredibly hungover, but I just watched the clip twice and I don't see anything that looks like people dancing.

  7. Eric says:

    Shouldn't the NYP article read: "Legal Analyst and bellman at the hotel…"

  8. Don Cornelius says:

    Right here on the Soul Train stage we welcome Nafissatou Diallo with her version of 'Pearl Necklace'…give it up Y'all!

  9. Guest26 says:

    B1 Visas were probably just approved.

  10. Guest says:

    Examining my motives…

    Yep, I'd still her to join the other two in the gang-bang

  11. Guest says:

    Some people just like to break it the fuck down for no particular reason. I know I do.

  12. 6th Floor Museum says:

    Looks like there was a "second dancer".

  13. Excelsior says:

    I used to be extremely hungover until I took an arrow to my dancing knee.

  14. Overheard says:

    "Hey, man, Lynn Tilton just invited us to her room, both of us."

  15. Guest says:

    You know when I was your age I used to lug 50 pound blocks of ice up four flights of stairs each day. So what? So let's dance!

  16. Deleveraging says:

    I make those same moves when I have to pee and someone stops me on the way to the can with a dumb question.

  17. Guest says:

    Don't see any dancing, but for skull fucking a woman with AIDS, DSK is quite calm.

  18. guest says:

    I don't see any conspiracy here; just two guys celebrating a forcible facial administered to a colleague.

  19. Guest says:

    ( . )( . )

  20. Guest says:

    I lost a lot of my brothas in Vietnam. 'Cause every time the Capt yelled "Get Down!" we'd all start dancin.

  21. Koolaidisfun says:

    Back and to the left

  22. ( Y ) says:

    Thank Y ou

  23. twomen_threeminutes_thirteenseconds says:

    If directed by Fellini we’d know. Needs to be more art in security films.

  24. for comprehension. says:

    Would. Would. Would. Floods, flashlights, highbeams, strobes and glowsticks.

  25. or so I hear says:

    Based on the dance moves, I'd say not going to Hooters but a big night ahead at the Cockpit or the Manhole.

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