Just Awesome!

Banco Sabadell of Spain celebrated their 130th anniversary with a flash mob orchestra. More than 100 people participated in the flash mob from Symphony Orchestra of the Valleys and choirs, Lieder and Amics of l’ Òpera and the Choir Belles Arts

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I love the idea of people coming together to perform creative pieces in public places for the entertainment of others.

I love that it is for a brief moment in time – appears and disappears

I think it is representative of the fleeting nature of current popular culture, ephemeral, fast moving, creative and the bringing together of minds.


2 Responses to “Just Awesome!”

  1. cmeckenstock January 16, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    I think this follows the mob dance which started in New Zealand, with the Sound of Music. Because of youtube, it was followed by many other mob dances, like the one in Antwerp, and the one you posted, it is the first I have seen that made use of instruments and voice. This is certainly a form of culture which is spread by social media.

    • Anabel Drought January 16, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

      I have seen one in real life and love the fact so many people are coming together to be part of a shared performance . They are usually initiated through social media and bring together a random selection of people. It is great when this is used for a positive experience, but can also be used for more subversive actions – thinking of London Riots and BBM.
      Thanks for commenting on my post

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