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Flash Mob at Seaway Mall in Welland
by Shy Guy Shawn,posted Dec 6 2010 8:46AM
'Flash Mobs' have been all the rage on Youtube the last couple of years.
If youre unfamiliar with the term 'Flash Mob'. It represents a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual act for a brief time, then disperse.
Some of the best 'Flash Mob' videos can already be seen on YouTube. Before i get to the featured video of the week i have a few additional links of their previous (and their most notorious) work in other locations.
For example, in Grand Central Station in NYC where the entire 'mob' froze for 5 minutes freaking out passers-by: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwMj3PJDxuo
Then theres the one where a one man dance party incites a large choreographed production on the beach: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9rytUeq62k
Or theres my personal favorite...one that involves ALL twins dressed exactly alike and riding in a subway car directly across for each other to give it a 'mirror effect': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MBBr-a2KnM
And now after all that, the flash mob makes their way closer to home. About 30 mins away in Welland Ontario at the Seaway Mall.
This was done a few weeks ago and as you will watch, it starts with one person singing along to Handel's Messiah Hallelujah and soon shortly others join in until it becomes a full-on productions leaving those shopping and eating dazed.
Think about eating your lunch here at the food court until the song breaks out and what would be going thru your mind. Its purely a great work of art.
FLASH MOB AT SEAWAY MALL IN WELLAND
Since the video made its way onto Youtube a couple of weeks ago it has reached over 11 million views! Thats more than people that have probably even shopped at the Seaway Mall in the past decade!
Its only a matter of time hopefully before we may able to get a treat of our own 'flash mob' of sorts here in Buffalo. Maybe the Galleria Mall possibly?
Its happened numerous times not too far away in Toronto, where they staged a 'pillow fight' on one occasion and another more recently at the Yorkdale mall where they danced unexpectedly around a clueless shopper in preperation for this past years Juno Awards.
I think it would be cool to some day be a part of this sort of fun. So if anyone happens to stumble across this that does any work in any of the 'flash mobs' and may be thinking of doing one here in Buffalo...the count me in!!
Hey there is a buffalo flashmob group- they were in the buffalo news a few months ago for starting a pillow fight in Bidwell Park. They've had a few other events around Buffalo- Check them out on Facebook -Buffalo flashmob. They will let you know about the event but you don't get the place and time untill the day of. It is a pretty funny concept- I heard a bunch of fat guys raided that one store in the mall with the shirtless models, and all these fat guys took off their shirts and started posing. i would have died laughing if I had seen that one..LOL!
I love this. Awesome!!! Brought tears to my eyes. We need more of this kind of thing.
One of the best I have heard on flash mob. Wonderfully done and beautiful voices.
Well done by all. Looks good on you Chorus Niagara and Welland Ontario Sea Way Mall.
look forward to more of the same.
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