Monster Mash – One Woman Flash Mob 2020
In 2013, when I first started my business, I was putting on an event every month.
I had been pretty successful for just starting and having almost no following with a many dozen people showing up for my first three events. Then, four months in, on a Saturday where a big football game was happening, no one showed up when I was so excited for everyone to dance to the Monster Mash.
It was just me and my dad, with a GoPro and boombox with a mix CD. He asked if I wanted to leave. I thought about it, and I decided that I was going to do it anyway.
In that moment, and for a long time, that was a huge deal for me. I didn’t care that no one came, or at least projected that I didn’t, and danced by myself anyway.
This year, 2020, I went to re-share the Monster Mash One Woman Flash Mob video, like I usually do come Halloween Season, and I really watched it with new eyes. I saw a much younger version of myself that I don’t identify with anymore, but remembered.
I could see how she wasn’t comfortable with her body. How she was out of breath. How she was wearing all black, even though it was for Halloween. How she wasn’t moving freely, and I could feel fear from her. Fear from herself and fear about why people didn’t show up and what that meant about her and her business and mission in life.
I decided I couldn’t just post the same video, and I needed to make a brand new one. 2020 Uncustomary, the Merriment Maker. Maybe I’ll make a new one every couple years or every year to gauge my progress! But for now, it’s so evident to see how far I’ve come.
Thanks to Joe for the amazing camera work/editing.