[Throwback to 2013 – to see the 2020 version, click here]
Every month I host a community event, and October’s was supposed to be a flash mob. I made a Facebook event and told all my friends to join me in Baltimore. There was no choreography to memorize, we were just going to bop around to “Monster Mash” by Bobby Pickett. So on Sunday, I had my tripod set up, boombox prepped, and Beetlejuice leggings on. I waited for people to meet me at the lemonade stand, but they never came. I realized it was just me.
I thought about leaving. I thought about packing everything up and going home. But then I looked at my lime green monster gloves, and thought that it would be stupid to leave. I turned on my camera, pressed play, and danced as rigidly as I could… like a monster.
Do you want to watch the video? Of course you want to watch the video.
Props to my dad for always believing in me and taking off work to come to my events. I didn’t grow up this awesome for no reason.
PS – I would also like to count this as #39 on my 100 Ways To Be Creative list. I did something even though I didn’t have all the supplies, the supplies being people.
Mary, you have some pretty sly dance moves. This is awesome. I love that you never give up.
You are ridiculously awesome and I love your unstoppable spirit. But you’re starting to make the rest of us look bad. <3
The abliity to think like that shows you’re an expert
Ooops, hit submit too quickly. I forgot to add:
We all need green monster gloves so we can join in!
People know they can not compare to your dance skills. We need pre-planned dance moves! Next time, video tape what we should do at one of these flash mobs so we can learn,be confident and prepared! You are aMARYzing!
Uh, you just totally made my October! Complete awesomeness. And, can you believe- we have some of the same dance moves! :O
You’re awesome and my god, those pants! They are so cool!!
What a fun idea! I wish you had more of a crowd, but I love that you danced anyway….who needs a mob?!? (I kinda wish your dad had gotten out there with you, tho’!) Rock on with your bad self!
I regularly partake of Dove dark chocolate candy (I swear this is going somewhere!) and they put inspiring little messages inside the wrappers. Usually it’s something like, “Stop and smell the chocolate.” But today the message was “Be the first one on the dance floor!” Was it meant for you, instead? I am often the first one on the dance floor, and as an introvert, I know it can be a little scary to dance alone. So I’m really glad you flash-mob-danced-solo. 🙂 And you definitely have some nice sliding dance moves for all those wa-ooooos.
Wonderful!! You danced like no one was watching!! Wish I had your courage!! Keep it up lady!
you are awesome! I call it performance art 🙂
You, Miss Mary England, are the boldest, funnest, most awesome person I’ve ever met! You make life an adventure, and I LOVE that about you!
OH my gosh that video. ^.^