Flash mobs have become all the rage, haven’t they? It seems you can’t walk into a public space without suddenly being surrounded by an enormous pillow fight. Or look out your window to discover several hundred-people dressed as Lady Gaga dancing to Poker Face on your front lawn. Then there’s the Jedi versus Sith lightsabre duels that seem to take place everywhere all the time. The trend shows no signs of slowing down – and why not say we?! They’re tons of fun!
If you’ve ever been lucky enough to be somewhere when a full-blown flash mob takes place, you’ll know it’s as confusing as it can be exhilarating. One moment everyone is minding their own business, and the next something crazy is kicking off! It might take you a while not to utterly freak out and dive under the nearest table, but once the penny drops – you can sit back and enjoy the entertainment. And entertainment is exactly what A Pennsylvania All-State Chorus gave shoppers in a mall close to Niagara Falls over the festive season.
Hidden cameras recorded the moment one young lady was talking on her cell phone, and then suddenly bursts into a rendition of the “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s Messiah. Now it certainly takes some bottle going first, as the rest of the shopper’s stand perplexed at what on earth is going on. Is this another crazy person?!
But soon the opening vocalist is joined by one, two, three and then a seemingly endless number of choristers, who’ve all be hiding in plain sight! Suddenly, people you were just sitting next to on the table opposite are standing on their chairs and belting out the rousing tune, and pretty soon it seems like everyone in the mall is at it. What a way to lift people’s spirits during their Christmas shopping!
And just as quickly as it appeared, as in the true nature of flash mobbing, the participants fade into the background once the song is complete – but not before a well-deserved round of applause from the unsuspecting public. It’s certainly not something you would see every day!
Don’t miss this fabulous moment caught on camera in the video below and share it with your loved ones. We guaranteed the hair will be standing up on the back of your neck and it will send chills down your spine! Being there would have been even better!