Flash Mob Phenomenon


| August 20, 2003


The creator of the Flash Mob deserves a place in history next to the healing genius of Dr. Patch Adams. These random acts of public performance art are the perfect prescription for the war and terrorism that have infected the planet. Take, for example, a recent Saturday afternoon hit by The Dublin Mob Project: 150 people converged on Clark's shoe shop at precisely 5:07 p.m., declared 'I like cheese!' then left the building in an orderly manner at 5:08. Given Dublin's bloody history, the Mob's self-described 'peaceful, nonpolitical, [email-driven] experiment' proves that people can still find common ground, if only for a minute. According to a recent Wired news report, the Flash Mob movement is gaining momentum in San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York City, and London. Look for random acts of silliness coming soon to a city near you!
-- Erin Ferdinand

Go there>> The Dublin Mob Scene: Rob's Photo Album

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