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Flash mobs – The 10 best from city centres around the world

When we help bring life to our public spaces, we accomplish great things. Most importantly, we build connectivity and break down barriers. And what better way to bring energy to our main streets than with song and dance?

The following are 10 outdoor city centre flash mobs, from around the world, that you have to see!


#1 – Sabadell, Spain – Ode to Joy – Beethoven Symphony No.9 classical music flash mob

This amazing flash mob was arranged with the participation of 100 people from the Vallès Symphony Orchestra, the Lieder, Amics de l’Òpera and Coral Belles Arts choirs.


#2 – Cologne, Germany – Star Wars flash mob

The WDR Radio Orchestra mingled with the crowds on Cologne Wallrafplatz and surprised everyone with well-known tones from a galaxy far, far away.


#3 – Lincoln, England – Students invade the High Street flash mob

This flash mob, performed on the Lincoln High Street, was led by Jack Jay. More than 70 eager students randomly dancing in the street on a Saturday afternoon.


#4 -Seattle, United States – Glee flash mob

Nearly 1000 flash mobbers came together in Seattle to celebrate the 3rd Annual Glee Flash Mob in what has become the biggest Glee fan event in the country! They too were surprised when in the middle of the mob there was a marriage proposal.


#5 – Budapest, Hungary – Bazilika Argentin tango flash mob

The first outdoor tango flash mob in Budapest. Quite a sight.


#6 – Mumbai, India – The Easter flash mob

The Easter flash mob to the song “Dance your shoes off,” was organised by Rahator Memorial Methodist Telugu Church on High Street Phoenix.


#7 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Michael Jackson’s Thriller flash mob

What starts as a casual trip through the subway system as ostriches turns into a cool street version of Michael Jackson’s Thriller


#8 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Gangnam Style flash mob

This Gangnam Style flash mob in the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.


#9 – Cagliari, Italy – Mission flash mob

Another interesting take on the flash mob, this time in Italy


#10 – Toronto, Canada – At Dundas Square

A Flash Mob in front of Toronto’s Eaton Centre, to the song, Char Chokka Hoi Hoi!

About Darryl Kaplan

Darryl Kaplan is a public speaker, author and advocate who believes that the BIG IDEA will save Main Street and create a new revolution in local living. An entrepreneur with a passion for small business and retail, Kaplan founded the Baby Point Gates Business Improvement Area in Toronto, and currently sits as its Chair. He was elected to the Executive Committee of the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas - an organization that represents 81 BIAs and 35,000 small businesses. A multiple award winner in communications, magazine writing and editing, Kaplan has had hundreds of columns and editorials published nationally.

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