We have all seen the videos on YouTube or TV of random flash mobs taking place in city streets, malls, college campuses, etc. Wouldn’t you love to take part in a flash mob and check it off your own “bucket list”? Well you can.
Some of you might ask, what is a flash mob?
Wikipedia defines it as:
A flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, and then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression
For those of you living in the San Francisco Bay Area, there is a local flash mob group in the city, Bay Area Flash Mob, that gets together approximately once a month to perform in public in random places from the Ferry Building, Union Square, the Castro, and Dolores Park. Each time they perform it is typically to a medley to performers such as Madonna, Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, and others. You will find folks dressed to fit the part.
Video of Bay Area Flash Mob Madonna medley performance at Union Square:
My wife and I were going to participate in the last flash mob in…click below to read more February, which was done in Union Square to a Madonna medley, but didn’t have enough time to practice the dance moves. Practice you say….yes, the weeks leading up to the published schedule on the website, Bay Area Flash Mob, holds in person and online dance lessons so you can learn all the steps.
For the event in February we were hanging out in Union Square and it was fun to watch folks of all types, ages, and backgrounds, dressed in Madonna like clothes come together and start dancing to various Madonna songs. It was so intoxicating that local shoppers and tourists jumped in and started dancing as well (the true goal of a flash mob).
So if you want to do something spontaneous and fun on your own, or with friends. Or if you are looking to cross “participate in a flash mob” off your bucket list check out the Bay Area Flash Mob website for their schedule of their next flash mob.
If you live outside of the Bay Area you can find other local flash mob groups in your area. I found the Bay Area Flash Mob off a link from The No Pants Subway Ride 2011 in New York website. Go out and have fun, live a little.