Posts Tagged ‘flash mob’

Rembrandt Painting Springs to Life!

July 6, 2013

Talk about a classy flash mob! In less than a minute and a half, these actors in a Dutch mall recreated (more…)

Instant Christmas Carols—Just Add People

December 19, 2012

Want to get in the Christmas spirit? Hang out at a mall. You never know when a choir might show up. Members of Journey of Faith, a church in Manhattan Beach, California, performed Christmas carols, flash mob-style, at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach on December 18, 2010.

Flash mobs can be fun and inspiring, but it should be noted that this (more…)

I Think I Wanna Marry You

May 28, 2012

Isaac Lamb and Amy Frankel (photo by Alysha Beck of The Oregonian)

What’s a marriage proposal without a choreographed flash mob of sixty of your closest friends and family members? When Isaac Lamb decided to pop the question to Amy Frankel, he invited the whole world to tag along!

This story by David Stabler of explains how it all unfolded:


You can’t watch it without laughing, cheering, maybe even tearing up.

On Wednesday, Isaac Lamb, a Portland actor, proposed to his girlfriend, Amy Frankel. But he didn’t just ask her. He put her in the open back of a Honda CRV and gave her some headphones. She thought she was going to hear a song.

She got one, all right. The video went viral after he posted it Friday and had tens of thousands of hits by Friday afternoon. By Saturday morning, his video had close to half a million hits.

“It’s crazy,” Lamb, 31, said. “I thought friends (more…)

Instant Orchestra, Just Add Musicians!

May 22, 2012

Listening to live music from a symphony orchestra is always nice—and especially so when you least expect it! This flash mob performance in Spain enthralled the onlookers who happened to be in Placa de Sant Roc on May 19, 2012.

According to the original YouTube post, which has garnered more than 6.6 million views:

On the 130th anniversary of the founding of (more…)

Deck the Halls with Rows of Flash Mob

December 14, 2011

Nothing says the Christmas season like hundreds of singers just happening to walk by at just the right time to serenade bystanders with a lively version of Deck the Halls. The action took place at the Carlson School of Management on the University of Minnesota campus. I especially liked (more…)

A Modest Proposal

November 14, 2011

If Jamin puts as much joy, ingenuity and effort into his marriage as he did his proposal, he and Val (more…)

The Copenhagen Philharmonic Goes on the Road

October 22, 2011

What do you do when you’re minding your own business in a train station and an orchestral performance breaks out? Well, if you were a commuter at the Copenhagen Central Train Station on May 2, 2011, you stop and enjoy the flash-mob performance of Ravel‘s famed Bolero by the Copenhagen Philharmonic, with the musicians gradually assembling in place as the work progresses.

As long as we’re talking about classically trained musicians performing anonymously in train stations, here’s a question for you: Would you notice a (more…)