Let Mr. Blue Sky In – Cork City’s Flash Mob

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November 19, 2009 by Evin

This past Saturday on Patrick’s Street, just off our laneway there was a flash mob dancing to the tunes of ELO’s Mr. Blue Sky – a song made for Irish weather if there ever was one. It was brilliant! The event was to raise awareness to the funding of the arts in Ireland, including tax breaks for artists.

Here is a super piece describing it on the People’s Republic of Cork website.

And the official [perfectly filmed and edited] video (shot with professional cameras so the high-res takes a while to load). There are many many other videos of the event and I’ve tried to catch all of them into my Flash Mob in Cork City YouTube Playlist.

It will put a smile on your face. If you’re like me and want to see more flash mobs, here is a link to my Flash Mob YouTube playlist. My personal favorite, other than Cork’s, is Centraal Station Antwerpen gaat uit zijn dak.

Yes, I was there with two friends though we did not take part in the dance. I should be visible in some of the clips, but can’t remember what I was wearing so that makes it harder to scan the crowd.

I am counting the days until another takes place!!!

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4 thoughts on “Let Mr. Blue Sky In – Cork City’s Flash Mob

  1. dragonlife says:

    Cheers, Evin!
    My great friend from Ireland, Colum, just went back home.
    You brought a little more of Ireland!
    Cheers for that!
    Robert-Gilles

    http://shizuokagourmet.wordpress.com/

  2. […] Sat. 13 – West Side Story Flash Mob at 12:30, 1:00, and 1:30 p.m. A flash mob will surprise Cork City with three flashes from West Side Story to promote the Opera House performance of the musical on Friday, 19 March. The group will perform in Daunt’s Square at half past noon then outside Brown Thomas at one o’clock, and finally outside the Cork Opera House at half past one in the afternoon. The city’s last flash mob was in November. […]

  3. I’m in the crowd, dancing but not very well. It was a fun day. We all came over from the Hi B, left the poor barmaid all alone. It sure broke up fast afterward.

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