Wednesday, October 19, 2016

FlashMob - Spain - Ponteverda

A flash mob (or flashmob) is a phenomenon that originated in 2003. It is the act of a group of people who assemble innocuously in a public place, perform an unusual and not so unusual act for a brief time, then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. Flashmobs are organized via telecommunications, social media, or emails. The first successful flashmob was in Manhattan in 2003 on June 17 at Macy's department store and was organized by Bill Wasik. Since then, the movement took on a life of its own... and there are many flashmobs that took place in a large number of cities worldwide. You may be interested to know that Youtube has many such events on line that you may like to peruse assuming you may have a few moments of levity in your life. Me? I found this one that touched my heart, so here it is...for you and for my poor neglected blog. The young, some very young, "musicians" are non professional. Their performance is of course not what you'd expect from a full symphony orchestra, but it is good enough for me. This flashmob was in the city of Ponteverda, Spain and the video starts up deliberately slow, with some comical interludes... but when the main piece of music begins... it brings me back to one of my very old (circa 2007) blog that you can see here. It turns out that this piece is very popular, and there are many other flasmobs that use it for their "shows." Enjoy this one, and I hope you will see me again here, once in a blue moon? Waltz No. 2