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article image4,000 Flash Mob Dancers Startle Commuters at Victoria

By Chris V. Thangham     Apr 6, 2007 in World
4,000 flash mob crowd gather suddenly in Victoria Station, England and start dancing, listening to MP3 players and iPods
More than 4,000 clubbers danced through the rush hour at Victoria station in Britain's biggest flash mob stunt. Revellers responded to e-bulletins urging them to "dance like you've never danced before" at 6.53pm.
Victoria station in Britain is usually a busy train station, became more busier when 4,000 flash mob gathered quickly at 6:53 pm and started dancing to the surprise of the normal folks who catch trains after work. This group gathered after getting notification to meet at Victoria Station at 6:53 and start dancing like they never danced before Many start gathering silently after 6:30 pm with most of them wearing headphones and carrying MP3 players and iPods. Usually a flash mob group meet after a web notification either an e-mail or text messages and do something together for 10 seconds and disperse as quickly as they gathered, but for this occasion for more than two hours in silence listening to their iPods.
University of London student Lucy Dent, 20, was among the flash mobbers as they call this flash mob group. She said it was her first one in this flash mob and loves it and danced non stop once it began. She had so much fun that she didn't realize there were commuters around.
Chris Gale, 39, brought his daughter Sophia, three, and son Jacob, six. Mr Gale, a property entrepreneur from Bromley, said: "The children were a bit bewildered at first but then had fantastic fun. Some of the commuters are only interested in their trains and had to weave round us to the platforms. But most of them stood and stared, finding it hugely entertaining - and some even joined in.
However the police were not enthusiastic about this, they came in large numbers to disperse the crowd and this flash mob event came to an end. The event was organized by clubbing website, which sent invitation e-mails and text messages, a week in advance.
Some commuters didn't like it one said, "I was trying to get my train home but the whole concourse was filled with students dancing and I couldn't get through. The last thing I wanted after a hard day at work was to miss my train because of the idiots."
This Flash mob began in 2003 in America, and it seems it is spreading worldwide. It is fun as long it doesn't disrupt the daily activities.
Do you like this Flash mob concept?
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