Graveside rave as DJ and pounding dance music turn funeral funky
A funeral often has to tread a fine line between being a sombre moment of grief and an opportunity to celebrate a life. But the recent funeral of a woman in a Midlands cemetery last week was all about celebration.
With the graveside service over, a DJ got the music going and the mourners were in full party mode. The event took place last week at Witton Cemetery in Birmingham.
Mourners dressed in black can be seen smiling and laughing while dancing around people's graves as loud dancehall music pumps out from portable speakers, BirminghamLive reported. The video, obtained by Birmz Is Grime, has been shared on social media, where it has been viewed more than 40,000 times in less than 24 hours.
Some web users praised the unique tribute to the deceased while others accused people of being disrespectful by dancing on other people's graves nearby. One person said: "What a lovely tribute, I'm sure Katty would be smiling down.
"Nice to see a proper celebration of someone's life." Another added: "Rip my friend #katty you had a send off like no other."
A third person wrote: "A beautiful and fun-filled way to say goodbye to a loved one. Bringing your own DJ is brilliant too. What a send off."
One said: "This looks like the most fun funeral ever. I'm sure your friend Katty would be proud."
But others were not so sure, with one person commenting: "Na I don’t rate it, look how many people's graves get stepped on." One person added: "Everyone deserves a good send off, but levels of disrespect shown to others already at rest there feels real uncomfortable.
"That's why we have wakes, dance to till you can dance no more then, don't be jumping on other peoples loved ones graves."
Another said: "Nahhh I was always taught not to step on graves its disrespectful, nice thought just wrong place."