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Flute Flash Mob in the Canberra Centre

By johnboy - 16 October 2011 15

Flash mobs were kind of clever and a bit of fun back in 2004 when the term was so common that it was added to the Oxford Dictionary.

In decade past RiotACT was an enthusiastic promoter of Canberra flashmobs and your correspondent has been known to enjoy a surprise pillow fight.

But when the ACT Government was trying to stage anti-homophobia flash mobs here in Canberra earlier this year (IIRC) the concept had clearly jumped the shark.

But obviously memes progress slowly to the local flute community. So YouTube brings us this lofi recording of their flashmobbing efforts in the Canberra Centre, complete with mispelling of “flute”.

For the truly intrigued here’s the rest of it.

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15 Responses to
Flute Flash Mob in the Canberra Centre
melon1234 9:11 pm 17 Oct 11

I’m all for decent flash mobs, but having been in the middle of this, it was not what I’d describe as good. It sounded terrible, and they just got in the way as they congregated around the escalators. There were some rather interesting comments that came from shop attendants and other shoppers during it, most using descriptors relating to ‘cats’, ‘drowning’, and ‘misery’. Maybe next time actually play a real song, instead of repeating the same notes that sound like you can’t play (and for some, couldn’t..)

LSWCHP 5:00 pm 17 Oct 11

milkman said :

LSWCHP said :

Compared to those poor buggers we live in paradise, and this talk of ennui and spiritual desolation is unadulterated bogosity.

Bogosity? As or pertaining to doing a poo?

Nope, pertaining to being bogus. See http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bogosity. I guess I’m just showing my age. 🙂

Erg0 9:20 am 17 Oct 11

cranky said :

Only a Jew’s Harp could be less tuneless!

Don’t use no double negatives!

Grrrr 10:29 pm 16 Oct 11

I haven’t seen that many Flautists together in one place since this one time at band camp..

Stevian 8:29 pm 16 Oct 11

LSWCHP said :

Stevian said :

poetix said :

You don’t think you’re letting your riotous sense of fun and natural optimism get the better of you?

I’m sure that I am, but if I were to express the true extent of the ennui and spiritual desolation that defines this city, mass suicides would follow the revelation. People should not be allowed such an easy escape

Canberra is defined by ennui and spiritual desolation that will drive people to suicide? Now that really is Premium Grade Nonsense, and I reckon a perspective check is in order.

I’ve travelled and lived all over the world. So, for example, I suggest heading over to Cambodia to check out the people living under sheets of tin on sampans by the side of the Mekong. Watch the legless mine victims begging for money in the street. Observe the prostitutes hustling for customers on the streets.

Compared to those poor buggers we live in paradise, and this talk of ennui and spiritual desolation is unadulterated bogosity.

Q.E.D.

milkman 7:50 pm 16 Oct 11

LSWCHP said :

Compared to those poor buggers we live in paradise, and this talk of ennui and spiritual desolation is unadulterated bogosity.

Bogosity? As or pertaining to doing a poo?

cranky 7:49 pm 16 Oct 11

Only a Jew’s Harp could be less tuneless!

Henry82 6:43 pm 16 Oct 11

Stevian said :

Annoying AND pointless.

In all honesty, id rather flute playing in civic instead of throwing rocks at cars and vandalising things.

LSWCHP 4:51 pm 16 Oct 11

Stevian said :

poetix said :

You don’t think you’re letting your riotous sense of fun and natural optimism get the better of you?

I’m sure that I am, but if I were to express the true extent of the ennui and spiritual desolation that defines this city, mass suicides would follow the revelation. People should not be allowed such an easy escape

Canberra is defined by ennui and spiritual desolation that will drive people to suicide? Now that really is Premium Grade Nonsense, and I reckon a perspective check is in order.

I’ve travelled and lived all over the world. So, for example, I suggest heading over to Cambodia to check out the people living under sheets of tin on sampans by the side of the Mekong. Watch the legless mine victims begging for money in the street. Observe the prostitutes hustling for customers on the streets.

Compared to those poor buggers we live in paradise, and this talk of ennui and spiritual desolation is unadulterated bogosity.

Deref 4:17 pm 16 Oct 11

Stevian said :

Annoying AND pointless.

The defining characteristics of practically everything that happens in Canberra.

Time to think about moving somewhere less annoying and pointless, Stevian. Both you and Canberra would win, it seems. 😀

Stevian 3:42 pm 16 Oct 11

poetix said :

You don’t think you’re letting your riotous sense of fun and natural optimism get the better of you?

I’m sure that I am, but if I were to express the true extent of the ennui and spiritual desolation that defines this city, mass suicides would follow the revelation. People should not be allowed such an easy escape

poetix 12:51 pm 16 Oct 11

Stevian said :

Annoying AND pointless.

The defining characteristics of practically everything that happens in Canberra.

You don’t think you’re letting your riotous sense of fun and natural optimism get the better of you?

At least it’s better than the Christmas carols that will be starting soon. They are already stocking mince pies in Woolworths.

Stevian 12:40 pm 16 Oct 11

Annoying AND pointless.

The defining characteristics of practically everything that happens in Canberra.

Deref 12:27 pm 16 Oct 11

Love it. 😀

gospeedygo 11:41 am 16 Oct 11

Wow! Nearly looks like they got more people than the ‘Occupy Canberra’ protest.

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