Tuesday, July 3, 2012

That time I was in a flash mob

Its been almost a week since I’ve been back from Milwaukee and I’m still processing the trip. I haven’t exactly said why I went or what it was about. Partly because it’s a part of my life I haven’t talked about just yet, so in the meantime I’ll talk about the fact I was in a flash mob!

Crazy, right!? Who in their right mind ever gets to be a part of a flash mob??

Months before going to Milwaukee, we were told we were going to do a flash mob and I about freaked. I, Emily, do not do such extrovert-ee kind of things like this. But they were all determined and I figured I couldn’t be the only one who didn’t do it so I knew one way or another, I needed to learn the steps.

The night before we practiced. And practiced and practiced some more. Until after 1am, in the hotel room, me and 6 other girls going over each move. With each time we practiced, I started to get more and more excited for it.

The morning of, we all were pretty antsy. Standing around outside waiting to get in to start the morning. Thousands of women were milling around the parking lot, streets, and sidewalks. We all hovered around waiting for the 2 minute signal. Continuously asking each other, is that it? Oh oh, was that it? Then the music started and we all started running into the street.

…the busy street of Downtown Milwaukee at 8:30 in the morning…stopping all traffic so we could dance. One poor car got caught right in the middle of the mass of women dancing…as you can see. If you’re not quite sure what a flash mob is, you can watch OURS! Thanks to Katie for finding it!!.
                                                                      (I’m out the screen on the far right side)

Initially I planned on being in the middle mixed in but I found myself up front and on the very edge. Visible to all. But I didn’t care. I just had fun!
And I seriously had fun…and was diggin’ it apparently from my expression.

Everyone who watched us were cheering us on, it was pretty great. The music got cut half way through but we still had a blast.

I didn’t know being in a flash mob was on my ‘to do’ list in life but I’m certainly happy I can say I checked it off. Pin It Now!


GreenGirl said...

That's awesome!
I'd screw it up majorly though!! I have zero coordination.
That's super cool that you did that!

Lauren said...

That is so neat!! I want to be in one!

Megan said...

This is awesome!! Oh my gosh, if I had been that car stuck in it, I might would have died from awesomeness. Haha. I wonder what they were thinking?!

Daisy said...

I'm so jealous!!! I have always wanted to be in a flash mob. This is the coolest thing.

Natalie said...

I'm actually not to surprised... I knew you had a hidden desire to be in a flash mob (lol)

Lindsay said...

I'm jealous! I've always wanted to be in a flash mob!

LeAnna said...

This cracks me up! Glad you had a fun trip. :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Glad you had fun!!

Sabrina said...

Haha! A flash mob must be such a fun and unique experience. They're so great to watch, so it must feel amazing being part of one.


Jossie Schauerhamer said...

I think the car that got caught up in it was the one playing the music? Maybe I need to watch it again :-) It sure was fun though!


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