Flash!


[Flash mob]
Australia’s first flash mob (pic: F2)

About an hour after it happened I heard that Australia’s first flash mob event occurred outside Flinders Street Station during the rush hour last night. I suppose that means I’m just an hour behind the times.

To me it’s an appealing idea. I like the sense of absurdity and surprise which it must generate, though the mass media taking an interest undermines that somewhat. While the actions performed by the participants are pretty much meaningless, in its own way, it is public art, just like the more conventional street art dotted around the CBD. It’s another sign of Melbourne being a vibrant city.

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