If you've ever watched intense Dance Dance Revolution players, it can be somewhat of a revelation.
There's a rabbit hole of DDR afficionados you can get into viewing on YouTube, but people take this super stepping bonanza very seriously.
But probably not as seriously as this dude and his military middle school took the game when they basically created an entire prison-like economy that centered around Dance Dance Revolution. Enjoy.
The most absurd part of this story is that there were that many people who thought DDR was cool, but we've all had our guilty pleasures. Some are just more embarrassing than others.