First published on 17 Jul 2013. Updated on 29 Jul 2013.
“Do you believe in magic?” were the first words uttered in Melbourne Flash Mob’s debut onto the scene back in June 2011. Aptly named Bubbles, the first flash mob was held in Melbourne Central where as a man name Ruben George played his flute, close to two hundred people began blowing bubbles. As bubbles floated through the air, gliding down from all different levels of the building, the rest of the crowd couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces.
A little bit of magic is basically what a flash mob is all about. A flash mob is when a group of people suddenly assemble in a public space and put on a what seems to be a weird and out of place performance, before quickly dispersing. Since the Bubbles debut, Melbourne Flash Mob have done everything from bursting out into song and dance to having a massive pillow fight. Our favourite would have to be when a group of people at Melbourne Central all abruptly played dead. Melbourne flash mobbers have dressed up as Playboy bunnies, Elvis, Bollywood stars, Princess Leia as well as donning fluro lycra and a particularly sparkling set of speedos.
Two years on and still going strong, Melbourne Flash Mob group keeps getting bigger, now having over four thousand members. Most of the discussion in between the members of Melbourne Flash Mob happens on the Facebook page, which you can easily join if you’re up for a bit fun.