Craig’s Flash Mob – It Happens!

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As the clocks on our synchronized smart phones hit 1pm, the choir took its positions…

Over the past few days the Flashmob had been all anyone had been talking about at the University.

So, I was not surprised to see many familiar faces lining the first floor balcony of Trinity Shopping Center in Leeds.

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The performers, filled with nervous excitement, were doing their best to look as casual and unassuming as possible (not an easy task when there are sixty of you!)

As the clocks on our synchronized smart phones hit 1pm, the choir took its positions.

Our soloist Lilly made her way to ‘center stage’. I gave the signal. It was time.

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I could not help but smile as I considered the musical feast that we were about to bestow upon it’s un-expecting occupants.

The venue hummed its usual fervent hum, a veritable cacophony of life and sound.

From wistful window shoppers whiling away their Friday afternoon to busy workers just trying to grab five-minutes for lunch, the excitement in the air was palpable.

All of this, of course, serenaded by the gentle tones of Jermaine, our steel pan player, and secret undercover operative, lying in wait for my signal.

I’ll show you an “official video” soon – and, in my last entry – I will share some evaluations of the event…

Who knows?

-Craig