Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Lady Gaga Flash Mob?

So, as I was walking home from class yesterday around 5pm, I noticed several people with what I would describe as Cirque du Soleil-esque costumes on. As I got closer to the city square, I began seeing more and more people dressed in weird outfits. When I got to the corner of an intersection, I asked a girl next to me what was going on. She said it was some kind of dance thing to Lady Gaga music....hmmmm?

This is the girl I saw!!!

Becky and Steph...This one's for you!!!

As I walked by the huge crowd, I saw people holding up camera phones dancing to "Bad Romance." There was even a radio station van there too. The further I went down the street to get home, I saw droves of girls laughing and dancing in the opposite direction wearing leotards and tights with blond wigs and garish makeup. I felt like I was in one of those disaster movies where you see the main characters in the lone car driving back into a doomed city while the other side of the interstate is in gridlock trying to get out.

Curious, I looked up the cause of this flash mob and it turns out it was a big Facebook thing that had 2,000 people RSVP to come to the city square and have an impromtu dance party with a Lady Gaga theme. It only lasted for 30 minutes, but they apparently raised thousands of dollars for the Red Cross for Haiti relief in tins surrounding the dance-off.

I may not be the biggest Lady Gaga fan, but I thought this was awesome. Even though the weather was dreary and rainy, young people were out having a good time and donating money for a good cause.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen anything this odd in, well, ever! Maybe I'm just jealous I wasn't invited. Looks like fun, though :)