Audio Mob YYC 2012

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Audio Mob is a different kind of flash mob. It’s a flash mob that opens it’s ranks to everyone who has a mp3 player and the ability to dance. No advertising, no world records, just the desire to do something silly.

For those who are still uninitiated, a flash mob is an event that happens in a public place, where the audience does not necessarily know an event is about to take place. Flash mobbers have taken to places like Times Square, New York or Piccadilly Circus in London and done choreographed dances to for onlookers who are normally quite shocked to see such a seemingly sporadic performance in the middle of their otherwise normal day.

In the years since flash mobs took the Internet by storm, they have become more commonplace, with many companies using them for viral advertising. Audio Mob YYC is different, and invites everyone who can round up a few supplies to join in on the fun.

The idea behind an audio mob is simple: Everyone who’s in on the prank has a MP3 of music on their music player of choice, and when the time is right they hit ‘play’ and begin to dance. The hitch is that everyone is wearing headphones, and no one can hear the music except the people who are dancing. This year’s event takes place this Friday, August 24th 2012 at 5:00 pm.

Watch the video below to get a better idea of what’s up, and if you’d like to find out how to get involved, check out the Audio Mob YYC website or Facebook page

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