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!!!