R.A.I.D. (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance) is a radically inclusive and absurdly ambitious dance project, dreamt up in 2006 during a high blood sugar hallucination by Ramie Becke, the "Dance Commander." Starting out as a guerrilla dance collective that terrorized the likes of downtown LA and Hollywood, RAID soon found a home at BootieLA's monthly mashup club at the Echoplex.
Now, almost every month, Random Acts of Irreverent Dance raids the Echoplex stage and imposes their bizarre dance sensibilities on an unsuspecting crowd of BootieLA patrons. With the love and support of Bootie founders, Paul V., Adrian and Deidre Roberts, RAID continues to astound, amaze, bewilder, and delight audiences with their irreverent approach to dance-making and our gold spandex suits. 1
R.A.I.D.'s audition in Episode 702 consisted of dancing in tight gold suits to "Born This Way." Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel all buzzed the act. All three judges voted "No," eliminating the act from the competition.