Flash Mobbing — Buskers with a Taste for Surprise
Imagine you are walking through New York City’s Grand Central Station, and suddenly dozens of other travelers simultaneously freeze, hold the pose, and then indifferently go their way. Or you are on a train in the London Underground and an apparently unrelated group of people bursts into an a cappella performance. Finally, suppose you are at Copenhagen Central Station, and symphonic musicians gather one by one, perform, and then nonchalantly disperse, leaving passersby mystified.
James Ranson discusses the flash mob phenomenon, and its newfound place in public performance. Click here to view the full text of the article.