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Friday, April 06, 2007

Flashers

Maundy Thursday got a different twist today, at eponymous Victoria Station. It was filled with a flash mob, dancing at a preset time, at the behest of a clubbing website.

More than 4,000 clubbers danced through the rush hour at Victoria station in Britain's biggest flash mob stunt.

Revellers responded to e-bulletins urging them to "dance like you've never danced before" at 6.53pm.

There were knowing looks and giggles among the casually dressed crowd that gathered from 6.30pm, wearing earphones.

But not all commuters, most who weren't in on the joke, were happy to have their already long commute, made longer by students, and online geeks.





"I was trying to get my train home but the whole concourse was filled with students dancing and I couldn't get through. The last thing I wanted after a hard day at work was to miss my train because of the idiots."

Oh come on! Live a little, you boiled shirt!

In case you didn't know, as I didn't, here is what the term means:

"Flash mobs, groups of people brought together via the internet who perform a bizarre act together before disappearing, took off in America in 2003."

Ever been a part of a flash mob, yourself?

And God, please don't say you were -- during last year's Wank Week. Ewww.

RELATED LINK

Wikipedia "Flash Mob" showing a public Toronto Pillow Fight

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6 Comments:

  • Don't you think there's something sinister in this sort of literally senseless order-taking?

    By Blogger JSU, at Fri Apr 06, 11:13:00 am GMT-4  

  • I'm waiting for the formation of flash anti-mobs. The anti-mobs will work to disrupt the mobs. For instance, stink bombs could drive a lot of these people away.

    P.S. The "Mobile Clubbing" website appears to be a spam portal. They may have lost/abandoned their domain (possibly due to pulling stunts like this).

    By Blogger Alcibiades, at Fri Apr 06, 05:31:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Is this one of those viral ipod ads because all i can think of is ipod.

    Sadly, it must be announced that Channel 4 has cancelled wank week. If you can't trust Channel 4 for quality smut, what do we have left?

    By Blogger Renato, at Sat Apr 07, 12:04:00 am GMT-4  

  • Don't you think there's something sinister in this sort of literally senseless order-taking?

    Seriously? No! I think it's fun. Don't over-think fun too much, JSU. :)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Apr 07, 05:53:00 pm GMT-4  

  • I'm waiting for the formation of flash anti-mobs. The anti-mobs will work to disrupt the mobs. For instance, stink bombs could drive a lot of these people away.

    LOL! You know, that would be JUST the thing in the UK -- because we love not taking things seriously, and that mass organisation which Americans delight in.

    OTOH, such a concept would be seen as a wet-blanket thing, and that's even more culturally antagonistic to us.

    P.S. The "Mobile Clubbing" website appears to be a spam portal. They may have lost/abandoned their domain (possibly due to pulling stunts like this).

    Ooh, thanks for notifying me of that. I'll put up a comment.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Apr 07, 05:55:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Is this one of those viral ipod ads because all i can think of is ipod.

    What's wrong with that???? Viral iPod is great! ;)

    Seriously, though, I was listening to NPR yesterday, when they were discussing how Sirius and XM want to join forces, but the RIAA (I think it was) wouldn't let them because it would then be a monopoly.

    The radio satellite lawyers argued that with the advent of such diverse listening modes as iPods and the like, that it wouldn't be a trust at all.

    Yeah, right. ;)

    Sadly, it must be announced that Channel 4 has cancelled wank week. If you can't trust Channel 4 for quality smut, what do we have left?

    Channel 5...

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Apr 07, 05:57:00 pm GMT-4  

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