Flash mob: A flash mob is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, and then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails.
Well, recently, bystanders in California, Santa Cruz near Costco outlet were in for a surprise when a group of dancers broke into a flashmob on the famous Kangana Ranaut starrer Queen's song London Thumakda. The flash mob was arranged by a group by the name Around the World in 80 Dances.
The group of dancers aim to explore the world and bridge cultures through dance. The shoppers in the store were pleasantly surprised to have the Bollywood track playing joined by a large group of people showing off their well-synched moves.
The video has garnered over 4 lakh views and filled with positive comments. Imagine something like this being done in Indian malls?
According to the source, sharing the idea behind the flash mob, the group said, "The motive was to fulfill a wish of someone who was celebrating being one-year Leukemia free, a mother and friend who loves all things Bollywood. So we started organising to surprise her and celebrate anyone who has beaten Leukemia or cancer. As the song was so great, the group just grew and grew like wildfire, people who just wanted to join in the dance! We wanted to make it very inclusive of all who wanted to be involved, didn't have to be pro dancers. Less of a performance and more of a pop-up celebration, to spread light and joy. And Costco was very accommodating and helpful."