Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mob Rule

Girls dance at a “flash mob” in front of the Arizona Science Center this morning. 
A sort of flash mob took over the plaza in front of the Arizona Science Center this morning. I say “sort of” because it was an extraordinarily well planned flash mob. There were briefs in the Arizona Republic encouraging people to participate in the mob, a local radio station was there for a live remote and it was cosponsored by the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” physical fitness campaign. 
If a 21st century flash mob is a group of people coming together because of a series of text messages and SMSes, this was more of a 20th century flash mob called together by 20th century means. Not that that’s a bad thing. It’s just not a real flash mob. 
Still it was a lot of fun. There was music, some people danced, a few stayed to go to the Science Center and the others went on their way. The whole thing lasted about 25 minutes. 
There are more photos of the flash mob in my archive and available from ZUMA Press