So, we here at Haute is organizing a Flash Mob. What is a Flash Mob? Let us break it down for you.
In the summer of 2003, e-mails from firstname.lastname@example.org began to circulate inviting people to convene in a public place to take part in a random act with the sole purpose of confusing others. The first successful mob took place in a New York Macy’s. There, hundreds of mobbers entered the store in search of a “love rug” (What’s a Love Rug…..anyways lets continue). After that, about 200 people flooded the lobby and mezzanine of the Hyatt Hotel in synchronized applause for about fifteen seconds, and next a shoe boutique in SoHo was invaded by participants pretending to be tourists on a bus trip.
The idea of these mobs came from a man known only as “Bill.” In 2006, the identity of “Bill” was revealed to be Harper’s Magazine editor Bill Wasik. According to an interview with stayfreemagazine.org, his goal was to create an internet meme where people would simply be invited to do nothing to become part of the next big thing. Its amazing what people conceptualize when bored. I’m assuming that he was.
The definition you will find in the dictionary or online for Flash Mob.
A flash mob is an organized routine of a group of performers working together on a large scale to surprise and amuse the general public for a temporary period of time with a spontaneous performance. Flash mob performances can include dances, songs or even record breaking attempts.
By 2007 flash mobbing got even more imaginative, with finger gun fight flash mobbing, ninja flash mobbing and flash mob pillow-fighting etc. The flash mob dance in particular has grown from kooky wedding act, to advertising fodder. One of the biggest and most exciting Flash Mob was done to Michael Jackson’s Thriller
While doing something with a lot of people on a large scale can be difficult, if you manage to pull off a flash mob, it can be very rewarding for both those participating and observing it.
Well this sounds too fun. It sounds like I should do Flash Mobbing as a full time career, but then again I don’t have the talent for dancing or singing. So this is an invitation to you to join us if you can dance or sing or know anyone who will be interested in putting together this spontaneous entertainment.
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