Sunday, April 12, 2009

If You Don't Dance and Sing and Clap, You're Clearly Dead

Oh, my precious poppets, you're going to love me for showing you this. You may choose to demonstrate your love in any number of ways, though comments and gifts of chocolate always go a long way towards making me happy. The following video is one of those 'spontaneous' public performances, this one of a song from The Sound of Music, and it's marvelous, especially the looks on the faces of the people who have no idea what's going on at first. Keep watching, because when there's about 1:40 left in the video it gets unspeakably more awesome!

10 comments:

Cary said...

I love it when they do shit like this. I like watching all the bystanders looking like, WTF is going on?

Kate said...

That was so cool. I especially like when Julie Andrews "breaks it down." But why, why, why did this make me cry? I'll tell you why....because one of the lovely side effects of pregnancy (besides enormous tatas) is RAGING hormones. I teared up the other day at one of those freecreditreport.com commercials! WTF???!!!

Frank Irwin said...

That was awesome, Cheasty.

There's a group that does stuff like this in NYC, but I can't seem to find them. They once had a "Hypnotist" in a park put a "volunteer" into a trance and make him think he was a chicken. When the guy was bawking away, the "hypnotist" left without taking him out of his trance. The reaction of the crowd was really funny, including one or two guys who irately chased down the "hypnotist."

Mr. Poopie said...

And people wonder why we have terrorists . . . lol, the end was pretty cool.

Alison in CO said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing this treasure.

Cheasty said...

cary - me too, did you ever see the one they did in london where everybody in the park froze in place for one minute? that was hilarious.

kate - poor baby. i just put in Annie to have on as background while i cooked and puttered yesterday and it made *me* cry, so I'd advise not watching that movie while you're preggers!

frank - i haven't seen that, but if you ever find out who that group is, let me know! i'd love to do something like this one day. hell, let's just form an austin group!

mr. poopie - well hello there, you dashing stranger!

alison - my pleasure! glad you liked it.

Anonymous said...

www.flashmobaustin.com

- C.E.

Frank Irwin said...

Thanks for that, C.E. mostly because it had a link to Improve Everywhere, which was the group I was trying to think of, earlier.

Here's the hypnotism bit.

Cary said...

Cheasty, I don't think I saw that one. Sounds great though. The dancing ones always remind me of that scene in The Fisher King.

Don Newbury said...

That was freaking awesome. It just proves what music can do for people