Wednesday, 24 March 2010

To Flashmob or not to Flashmob


Last Saturday I part in a rather interesting social community event called a Flashmob!! For those of you who dont know a Flashmob (if done correctly) is a massive pretend gun fight, with your hands for guns! Literally this was organised on Facebook and over 400 people turned up in Trafalger Square to take part.

It was inspired by the classic Spaced episode were Simon Pegg and the female lead save themselves from being mugged by engaging so vagrant youths in a flashmob, the theory being that all male teens always play along. So the organiser turned up dressed as Nick Frost (who plays a gun nut in Spaced) and over 400 people gravitated towards him.

At first i was worried id feel a bit foolish but after seeing a literal tidal wave of people drawing their guns in slow motion i got quite into and went for the most lethal weopon my mind could muster! My trusty butter knife!!

It was actually quite inspiring to see so many people turn up from so many different backgrounds to just take part in somthing quite simple. It wasnt even massively organised. It just goes to show what one person can do with the internet and what someone can do if they market an event successfully.

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