Flash mob, you had me at “Jesu”

I’m shamelessly stealing this from The Anchoress, who is right: I’m a sucker for this stuff. I haven’t seen any decent Christmas flash mobs this year. Until now. Right out of the gate, this one is sensational: heartfelt, surprising, and just thrilling.  I’m loving it. Just watch the Air Force Band redefine the flash mob [Read More...]

Just when you think you can’t take another “flash mob,” along comes something wonderful

Surely, the classiest and most elegant flash mob ever.  A thing of surprising joy and wonder, too. This happened on a train in Copenhagen. And I just loved it.  I think you will, too. [Read more...]

Jesus in the mall: amazing Eucharistic flash mob in California

Just watch: Seems to me the folks behind this are clearly getting their inspiration from this video, which swept YouTube over the summer, around the feast of Corpus Christi. [Read more...]

It’s here: this season’s first big holiday flash mob

Leave it to T-Mobile to kick-start the season with another splashy production number in a public space — this one, a shopping mall outside Chicago. [Read more...]

Jesus is risen: a moving Arabic flash mob from Beirut

After all the flash mobs we’ve seen over the last several months, this may top them all. I have no idea what they’re saying — click on the arrow under the screen for “CC” to get the translation — but what happens below is potent and poignant. [Read more...]

Life is a song — sing out!

Behold: another delightful “flash mob” from Philadelphia — a “Random Act of Culture” that unexpectedly brought opera to a busy marketplace.  (No Handel this time.) Enjoy! [Read more...]

2010: The year that Christmas surrendered to mob rule

Flash mob, that is. Go ahead. Search YouTube for “Messiah” and “Flash mob,” and you’ll find how many shopping centers, food courts and malls, from Cleveland to Seattle, have staged these wonderful “spontaneous” performances of the “Hallelujah Chorus.” The fad has been studied by news outlets as varied as NPR and the Kansas City Star. [Read More...]


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