Monday, 11 July 2011

Number 23: flash mobbing

Since joining the choir as one of the first 52s I have been part of one or two performances, including one at a street party for the royal wedding.

I haven't included any of them as additional 52s as I did lots of this kind of thing at school and while that's years ago, it does seem a bit fraudulent to conveniently forget it. But this weekend we assembled ready for our choir summer outing to the park and the plan was to do a 'flash mob' style concert at the station.

We rehearsed a song for the occasion with four parts, which we could start singing in rounds while milling about, before all assembling in one place to a rousing chorus. Or something like that anyway.

On the day (yesterday) I made my way to the station and found the choir party easily enough - a merry band all wearing straw hats do stand out a touch in quiet Norwich station on a Sunday morning! Plus everyone did seem a bit more nervous than at a normal performance, particularly as we started to move around to get ready to start the singing.

But once we got started it was great fun and everyone seemed to enjoy it. There was a round of applause too, although I have a feeling the vast majority of the people in the station were part of the choir group... It was one of the more unique things I'll be doing, and good fun!


  1. That does sound like fun - a great experience!

  2. Love the concept of your blog, very interesting! P.s. How weird that you stayed in the same cottage as us last year! We hope to go back again.