What can I say, I am a lover of flash-mobs. It all started last August when I found out about the Zombie Walk via Facebook. I went with my friend Alison and had a really fun time. On Saturday a local group called Vancouver Improv Anywhere hosted the 2010 Silent Skytrain Dance Party and it was super fun time. We met at the VAG and for a while everyone was doing that awkward “I wonder who else is here for the flashmob” thing, but then they pulled out the megaphone and we were off.
To start things off (and later to finish things) they had everyone do a congo line from one platform to the other.
Then we would board a train, do out thing for 4 stops and get off to wait for the next train. It was really entertaining to see people’s reactions. Some people got really pissed off, I remember this one guy started yelling when we got off the train, saying how now he could enjoy his ride in peace. Lots of people whipped out their video cameras and stuff. I considered asking one guy if he was just gonna stare or join us : P
I also met a slew of really cool people. It seems like lots of people that are into musical theatre also like flash-mobs haha! At one point I asked people what music they were dancing too and I met a bunch of Panic! at the Disco fans! I also found out that a bunch of my fellow partiers had been to a bunch of the same concerts as me. I’m always so glad to meet other awesome people!
The guy who hosted it filmed a bunch of stuff so i’ll post that video once it is online, this was taken by another dude. You can see me (3rd in the congo line) at the beginning of the video : P
Overall it was a super awesome experience. After it ended I couldn’t help but giggle when I saw people plugged into their headphones, I kept picturing them dancing : P
Next time i’ll remember not to wear so many layers, phewf! It was a true Vancouver workout.