Published Oct 24, 2017As any fan of '90s dance pop can understand, sometimes the music completely takes over. For example, C+C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" is a straight-up irresistible tune. But now one Montreal man is paying a pricey sum for his love of the music.
According to CTV News, Taoufik Moalla was driving to buy a bottle of water when police pulled him over. Perhaps next time he'll just walk to the nearest dep.
"I was thinking they wanted to pass, but they called on the speaker, 'Please go to the right side,'" Moalla told CTV. "I stopped and four police came, two on each side, and checked the inside of the car. Then they asked me if I screamed. I said, 'No, I was just singing.'"
Despite his explanation that C+C Music Factory's hit had inspired him to belt out the lyrics, he was issued a $149 fine. Apparently, according to a Montreal bylaw, "to cause disorder by screaming" violates "peace and tranquility" and can be punishable by a fine of $50 to $1,000 for a first offence and $100 to $2,000 for subsequent offences.
"I don't know if my voice was very bad and that's why I got the ticket, but I was very shocked," he added. "I understand if they are doing their job, they are allowed to check if everything's okay, if I kidnapped someone or if there's danger inside but I would never expect they would give me a ticket for that."
Let that be a lesson to all of us — C+C Music Factory is more dangerous than we might think.