Som Sabadell Flash Mob

I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for cultural flashmob events. I know they’re contrived – how else do you get the great footage? – but I still love the way they startle a random group of people and bring them together as a group, a body, joined partly, I’m sure, by curiosity but also, I think, be the sheer beauty of the event. In this case that event is a 100 member orchestra playing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” It was sponsored by Banco Sabadell, Spain’s fifth largest bank, this past May to sponsor the 130th anniversary of its founding.

Another favorite flashmob was the dance of “Do Re Mi” (from the Sound of Music) in Central Station of Antewrp, Belgium, that included more than 200 dancers who only rehearsed twice before pulling this off:

And, of course, the creme de la creme (in my humble opinion 🙂 ) of all flashmobs was the performance of the Hallelujah Chorus in the food court of a shopping mall in November of 2010. Given that more than 38 million people have seen it, I suspect you have too! But just in case you haven’t….

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