Flash mob, flashed up

by Joanna on May 4, 2011

The park in Courtenay Place sees a lot of action during the day – random interpretive dances, fucking annoying people with megaphones who are apparently trying to recruit people to their gym (but I’m sure they must have been hired by the competition because there’s no way anyone who works on Courtenay Place would want to give their money to such loud annoying dickheads), people playing the drums or a piano on a truck – the list goes on. Most of the time, we snap a quick photo and tweet about it. Today, however, we have a video of a Bollywood-style flashmob who were promoting a show we didn’t cover (oopsie!). But it’s better with the remixed soundtrack. Enjoy.

Kirry May 6, 2011 at 12:37 am

Seriously. Not better with your soundtrack. That was fricken hideous.

stephen clover May 6, 2011 at 1:30 pm


Ryan May 7, 2011 at 6:23 am

This isn’t a flash mob, it’s a street performance promoting a show. They are not the same thing. A flash mob is “a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment and/or satire”, according to wikipedia. This was not an unusual and seemingly pointless act; it was a dance routine to promote a show.

Robyn May 9, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I guess the confusion comes when companies start to use flash-mob-style displays to promote a product, rather than just for lolz.

Ben July 19, 2011 at 3:33 pm

They need better costumes that help them stand out more. As others mentioned its not a flash mob (though flash mobs have appeared on many tv shows in the last few years as a plotline).

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