Feel Good Friday – Bolero Flash Mob

by admin on July 1, 2011

This is such a good flash mob, I rescheduled the earlier posted Feel Good Friday post to another day and posted this one.

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the-Not-So-Divine-Miss-M July 1, 2011 at 7:55 am

Woohoo! I missed that by 5 minutes since my train was late, but my friend who was there said it was amazing, especially because they cleared out so quickly that it was a flash mob with emphasis on the “flash”. Thanks for posting this

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lnelson1218 July 1, 2011 at 8:00 am

That was great

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Dotty July 1, 2011 at 8:00 am

WOW!!!

Just . . . WOW!@!

Great way to end the week. For those in the US, have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

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Kimberly July 1, 2011 at 8:56 am

I love the looks on the kids faces.

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Caros July 1, 2011 at 8:58 am

That was fantastic, it’s always been one of my favourite pieces of music & for me, brings back the memories of Torvill & Dean skating to it so beautifully – brings an emotional tear to my eye :)

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kingshearte July 1, 2011 at 9:02 am

For some reason, the bucket hat on the timpanist just cracked me right up.

I seriously need to talk my ensemble into doing one of these…

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KitKat July 1, 2011 at 9:10 am

Definitely a good end to my week. This makes me wish I could see a flash mob in action.

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grumpy_otter July 1, 2011 at 9:14 am

Lol Caros, I really dislike that particular piece–but they certainly did it well!

I like Wagner. :-)

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Elea July 1, 2011 at 10:49 am

Oh that was absolutely wonderful! I watched this video with my daughter and she was delighted! We named off the instruments and she tried to imitate the director. The musician in me always feels such a thrill watching a conductor lead an orchestra. There was something so harmonizing about the video. Music is one of the universal languages after all, and that crowd of strangers got to share in something so lovely. Well, I have my “feel good” for today, thank you :)

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Michelle July 1, 2011 at 11:07 am

I immediately shared with my uncle, mom and sister so they can have a Feel Good Friday, too! I am particularly impressed with how they got such massive instruments in there so quickly/unobtrusively – wheeling in a harp or bass violin couldn’t have been easy or inconspicuous! And I love that piece of music!

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lkb July 1, 2011 at 11:43 am

Bravo! Usually I’m a nay-sayer to flash mobs because it seems that most of the time they impede passersby who may be urgently trying to get elsewhere and/or taking or making urgent calls. Often flash mobs also inflict a certain style of music very loudly on unwelcoming ears. In this case, though, it was well-performed music in a location in which passersby could very easily get by and the performers very unobtrusively set up/departed (miraculously in the case of large instruments). Bravo.
Thank you for posting this.

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Tracey July 1, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I loved that!! Made me cry. I needed it.

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Ashley July 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm

“And why were you late to work?” “Because I was watching something EPIC in the train station!”

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Aje July 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm

lovely

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Kry July 1, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Wonderful doesnt even begin to cover this… I wish more “flash mobs” were this entertaining and good in their preformances. The one I got cought in in Melbourne were at a buisy train station and blocked many of the platform entrances causing many people to miss their trains, including me (I had to wait 1.5 hours for the next) but these guys? discreet, out of the way and dispersed quickly. Wowee!

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C July 2, 2011 at 8:14 am

That was so cool, what a pleasure to see this even from this remote level/distance. Had to show my son (grown up) and he was enthralled. I remember, years ago, getting one of the best coffees in The Rocks and walking past a guy playing slide guitar in the arch, magic.

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aventurine July 2, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Good call, running this one! That was *magnificent.* I’m with Caros, this is one of my favorite pieces of all time. A YouTube commenter summed it up for me .. if God has an iPod, “Bolero” is on it.

Fantastic performance. I loved the guy at 1:07 or so, grinning and settling in to watch the show.

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Mojo July 5, 2011 at 12:44 am

Wonderful! I feel for the drummer though. He played the same three-second phrae for nearly five minutes!

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Calli Arcale July 5, 2011 at 4:12 pm

That was fantastic! Ravel’s “Bolero” is a very difficult piece to perform, mostly because it is so repetitive yet requires such exquisite control to get right — especially for the poor drummer. ;-) This performance is excellent, and the flash mob format actually enhances the experience, because it fits right in with the way the piece layers upon itself.

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SillyMe July 6, 2011 at 9:32 am

Now see? Someone has gone and made me all teary eyed. That was wonderful.

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Renee July 6, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Loved this! Brought back memories of the first time I saw Torvill & Dean perform the piece.

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ladycrim July 6, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Gorgeous! I give it a perfect 6.0!

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