Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Flash Mobs - what are they and how to join

Flash Mobs are becoming the new rage. Just in case you haven't heard of or seen one, a flash mob is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse.
Well known examples of flash mobs are:
Recently, the one of the top rated TV shows, "Modern Family" featured a flash mob; and yes, yours truly was one of the dancers. Check out the video above and you can see me at 1:35.

Being part of a flash mob is tons of fun. Here's how it happens.
  • Find a local group - search "flash mob"+"name of your city"
  • Get on their contact list
  • Find out about an upcoming flash mob
  • Sign up to participate in that specific event
  • Receive a link to practice videos
  • Go to in-person rehearsals - this is the really fun social part
  • Gather at the mob site - usually not revealed until the last minute
  • The music or starting cue occurs begins
  • The event itself happens, in well, a flash.
My daughter and I have done several flash mobs with Flash Mob America. This is a terrific frugal family adventure and has created lifetime memories.

If you know of flash mob groups in your area, please post them here so that others can join. The more the merrier.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As an untrained, frustrated dancer and singer, I love anything to do with music and dance.

This is an awesome tip!