Are There Any Public Group Stunts You’d Actually Enjoy?

Kelly Conaboy | February 8, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Obviously the answer right off the bat is no. Not to put words in your mouth! I’m sure there are people out there who, every time they go to Target, hope and hope that they run into a flash mob that is meant to advertise a local school’s production of Bye Bye Birdie, or that is just meant to brighten the day of anyone whose day it interrupts and makes awkward, and maybe you are one of those people. We all have different things that we like and that’s what makes the world such a nightmare, but also it is what makes the world such a beautiful wonderland, because god knows math wouldn’t exist if I were the only kind of person on the planet, and if math didn’t exist how would we know how to mix our cocktails correctly? So. Maybe you like these things. People must like them, because otherwise why would so many participate in them? Spite? Maybe! But I assume that if you are reading this you are most likely in the camp that would not enjoy running into one of these public group stunts. Which brings me to my question: Can you imagine one that you WOULD want to run into? The video we’re about to watch shows a group of people standing around and applauding people who are either coming from their subway ride or going to their subway ride, and it looks to me like adding insult to drudgery, but I bet when they thought of it they thought, “People are going to LOVE THIS.” So, I guess let’s just watch it:

AHHHHHHHHHHHH! STOOOOOOOP! DON’T CLAP AT ME AND FILM ME WHILE I AM IN AN UNDERGROUND NIGHTMARE! I am convinced that anyone who smiles in this video is smiling only because they’re thinking, “Oh no, what if this is on the news later? I don’t want to look like an asshole on the news. Arrrgh.” Right? WHY ELSE WOULD YOU SMILE? So, back to the question: Can you imagine something like this that you’d like? I can’t. Haha. Fun question. Maybe if everyone involved was a really good dancer and dressed like Robyn and they all did a dance to “Hang With Me” by Robyn and the music was played at a reasonable volume and when it was over we all just clapped and then they left? Maybe that. WHAT DO YOU THINK? (Via Gothamist.)