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Flashmob, anybody done one?

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Subject: Flashmob, anybody done one?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 08 Oct 12 - 08:41 AM

I gather these kind of impromptu events have been taking place around the globe for a couple of years, some of the folkys in this area did one connected with the jubilee a month or so ago.







Super example here of bringing music to the people:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBaHPND2QJg


Anybody done/ been involved with one?


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Subject: RE: Flashmob, anybody done one?
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 08 Oct 12 - 08:46 AM

Mudcatters did one in Liverpool a couple of years ago.

It didn't come together as well as some of the "Commando Trad" ones out of Quebec, but the organisers and participants learned a lot from it in terms of how to do it better next time (if there is a next time).

We did "Davy Davy Nick Nack" and "The Oyster Girl"...largely in the rain.


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Subject: RE: Flashmob, anybody done one?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 08 Oct 12 - 09:12 AM

I was part of one at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow last year. Not all that spontaneous - we were effectively paid entertainment, along with a dance troupe.

Not a great place for it - noisy, echoey, divided up into a maze of corridors.

We used "Brenda Stubbert's" and "Frank's Reel" for a dance routine that had been pre-rehearsed with different music - fitted together okay, the dancers had chosen a normal steady reel tempo.


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Subject: RE: Flashmob, anybody done one?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Oct 12 - 02:04 PM

We did a sort of Flash Mob Trad Sing on the South Bank last year - Good Fun , but (IMHO) not enough rehersal time .


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Subject: RE: Flashmob, anybody done one?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 08 Oct 12 - 03:36 PM

This is a part of one of ours

We just wondered around the area near The Beech , M21 9EG, where we play each week. Much fun

Les


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Subject: RE: Flashmob, anybody done one?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Oct 12 - 03:53 PM

I tried to join one a couple of years ago, and it was a bomb. There had been an arson-caused fire in the largest shopping mall in the Sacramento area. To celebrate the reopening of the mall, a choral music group organized a "flash mob" performance of the "Hallelujah" chorus at the mall. The event was widely publicized, and traffic was backed up for miles around the mall. So many people showed up that the floor of the mall began to bow, so the performance was moved outside the mall. It was all over by the time I got there.

It lacked the spontaneity of a true "flash mob" performance, and that's why it failed.

-Joe-

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Subject: RE: Flashmob, anybody done one?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 08 Oct 12 - 04:26 PM

That looks like fun.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Flashmob, anybody done one?
From: GUEST,Phil Cooper
Date: 09 Oct 12 - 12:12 PM

Before they were called flash mobs, at a Morris ale in St. Louis, a bunch of Morris dancers came to a shopping mall . The organizers talked to the mall management ahead of time for permission to do a demonstration. No one from the week day staff. Othersd to tell the weekend staff that this had been done. So when the dancers started, mall security showed up. It didn't work very well.


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Subject: RE: Flashmob, anybody done one?
From: MMario
Date: 09 Oct 12 - 02:15 PM

Haven't done any - have had to perform AROUND a "flash mob" type scenario - the local HS decided that at 1 pm during our Dickon's Festival that they would freeze in place for 3 minutes. We were instructed to "not see" what was happening.

though it was difficult. The hardest part was not reacting as someone used one of the students as a table for their packages while they zipped up their coat, donned their hat and gloves.


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Subject: RE: Flashmob, anybody done one?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Oct 12 - 05:00 PM

A whole bunch of us went down to the local mall, grabbed a guy and hung him. No wait! That was a lynch mob. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Flashmob, anybody done one?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 09 Oct 12 - 05:08 PM

Now that's an idea. Combine flashmobs with the Gallows Ballad Project.


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Subject: RE: Flashmob, anybody done one?
From: Ernest
Date: 10 Oct 12 - 01:50 AM

So what do you call a bunch of guys briefly showing their private parts on August 1st (Hermann Melville`s birthday)?

Flashmoby Dick!


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