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Video: Flash mob goes for baroque

posted at 1:44 pm on April 12, 2013 by

We’ve seen the flash mob dance line, the flash mob Bush-Scootin’ Boogie, and now …. the flash mob orchestra.  Via NewsAlert, meet the squarest flash mob you’ll ever see, performing Tchaikovsky (a personal favorite) at Hadassah Hospital complete with ballet dancing:

PS. Yes, I know that Tchaikovsky is not from the Baroque period, so just enjoy the bad pun.

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PS. Yes, I know that Tchaikovsky is not from the Baroque period, so just enjoy the bad pun.

I think Marshall on Alias made a similar joke:

“I always say if it ain’t Baroque, don’t fix it.”

Doughboy on April 12, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Thanks very much for sharing, Ed!

This was a nice end to an otherwise depressing week. It’s a crying shame that those poor babies from the Philadelphia “clinic” will never know the joys of Tchaikovsky or other great composers.

Corky on April 12, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Corky on April 12, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Or even be a great composer. :(

GWB on April 12, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Amazing. :)

hrh40 on April 12, 2013 at 3:46 PM

More ballerinas next time, please. I love ballerinas.

Seth Halpern on April 12, 2013 at 4:11 PM

“Waltz of the Flowers” but not meant for Bloomin’ Idiots.

ExpressoBold on April 12, 2013 at 4:15 PM

I’ll be looking for a flash orchestra to do Haydn’s Symphony No. 94, a.k.a. the “Surprise Symphony.”

(On a related note, some friends in Sandiegoland will be doing a flash costume mob at an England related event this weekend. We’ll be dressing up as characters and authors from 19th C. English lit. I’ll be going as this guy.)

apostic on April 12, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Everyone is so well-groomed! Very nice :)

qestout on April 12, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Doughboy on April 12, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Paraphrasing Sean:

“If it ain’t Baroque, Obama will fix it until it is.”

eyesky on April 12, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Everyone is so well-groomed! Very nice :)

qestout on April 12, 2013 at 5:59

They sound good, real good, especially for a bunch of hippies.

Or were they lip syncing it?

petefrt on April 12, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Not as edgy as the Baroque and Enter flashmobs in Philly.

BL@KBIRD on April 12, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Super cool – except for the conductor. Someone get that guy an instrument so he can do something worthwhile.

Free Indeed on April 12, 2013 at 11:11 PM

This flash mob really did go for baroque with the Hallelujah Chorus.

JimC on April 13, 2013 at 1:39 AM

I really like this rendition.

JimC, did you see their “Carol of the Bells” this past Christmas?

unclesmrgol on April 13, 2013 at 2:07 AM

Delightful way to brighten anyone’s hospital visit.
Thanks, Ed … sharing.

pambi on April 13, 2013 at 10:10 AM

What the world could use more of…random acts of culture.

:-)

coldwarrior on April 13, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Showing how perverse my thinking is. I hear that song and immediately flash to the water ballet scene from Caddyshack. One of the few publicly redeeming parts of that movie.

keioki on April 13, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Ed,

PS. Yes, I know that Tchaikovsky is not from the Baroque period, so just enjoy the bad pun.

How true.

Neither, of course, was Beethoven.

But, the Classical period was a wee bit closer to the Baroque period, than was the Late Romantic period, no?

Certainly chronologically!

So . . .

Best coin ever spent.

Trochilus on April 13, 2013 at 6:50 PM

This is a real baroque flash mob.

unclesmrgol on April 13, 2013 at 2:01 AM

That was great!

manateespirit on April 13, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Trochilus on April 13, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Added to my favorites.

unclesmrgol on April 14, 2013 at 4:20 AM

I love watching good flash mob videos. They are good examples of what good art is supposed to do–to bring a little bit of light, joy and happiness to a dark, sad world. It can do this on the personal level or at the cultural level.

The old Royal Academies of Art made a lot of mistakes, but they did understand what the purpose of art was and the power it had, and still has, over people.

The Handel one is my favorite, too. That is also a good one because it was made when flash mobs were still new. Watch the people’s faces. It takes them a while to figure out what’s going on. That’s the best part. More, please.

artlover on April 14, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Lovely, just lovely!

What a contrast to the flash mobs in Chicago!

Amjean on April 14, 2013 at 9:31 AM

The smile on the face of the little girl in the wheelchair (about 1:25) brought a tear to my eye.

Thanks, Ed, for sharing this.

RoadRunner on April 14, 2013 at 4:50 PM

What the world could use more of…random acts of culture.

:-)

coldwarrior on April 13, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Especially in that particular area. This stands in stark
contrast to what goes on 55 miles to the west of there.

FineasFinn on April 15, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Especially in that particular area. This stands in stark
contrast to what goes on 55 miles to the west of there.

FineasFinn on April 15, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Dare I ask?

MelonCollie on April 15, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Especially in that particular area. This stands in stark
contrast to what goes on 55 miles to the west of there.

FineasFinn on April 15, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Dare I ask?

MelonCollie on April 15, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Hadassah Hospital is in Jerusalem.

Gene Hunt on April 15, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Perhaps FineasFinn means 55 miles north. The Tamar natural gas field is in the Mediterranean seabed about 55 miles west of Jerusalem.

Gene Hunt on April 15, 2013 at 12:53 PM