Over the last month, I have become a part of the small community of flash mob planners in Denver. On Black Friday, I joined about thirty other Denver locals to dance the afternoon away in our first silent dance party. On Halloween, we had a pillow fight. Last month, I joined my first flash mob when we danced on light rail.
Why do I spend my time doing this silly, public stuff? It is a heck of a lot of fun.
Wherever you are in the world, there is a flash mob just around the corner. I have seen videos of flash mobs in New York, Amsterdam, California, Jerusalem, and other cities all over the world.
If you are a Denver local, be sure to stop by DenverFlashMob.com to join the e-mail list and become a fan on Facebook. If you live somewhere else, search for the local flash mob groups on Google and Facebook. Improv Anywhere has set up shop in many cities.
I love something about flash mobs because of what they represent. They are fun for the sake of fun. People can show up for free and do something silly. It is fun for the people participating. It is fun for the people watching. It is fun for the people who hear about it. It is fun for everyone.
Fun is something that is easily forgotten in our fast pace, constantly connected lives. Stop for a minute and think about the last time you did something just for the fun of it. Whether your thing is, go out and do it. We don’t smile nearly enough.