Friday, May 6, 2011
As most of the people in class wanted to do the flash mob on campus, I had some original plans of my own that detoured from the average. My first idea was to take everyone from our class to the down town skatepark, give everyone a set of roller blades, put everyone in some 80's style clothing, and have a roller disco in the middle of the park. As a skateboarder myself, I hate roller bladers, roller blades, and everything else associated with this counter sub culture sport to skateboarding. With this loath of roller bladders, I thought of this idea because I know it would get the most reaction out of the audience. If I was at the park that day and someone flash mobbed the skatepark, I know the reaction I would have and the reaction my friends would have, complete disgust and laughter. I think that this idea is absolutely genius if we could some how manage to get everyone on roller blades without breaking any bones.
The second idea I had was to have a massive food fight break out in an instant. With everyone's alarms set for a specific time, I think it would be great to have everyone in the class sit in random spots of the quad or cafeteria and break out in an all out food fight. I think this idea would be especially good because I honestly think that people around the mob would get a reaction to fight or flight. I could picture myself there now, hopping up on the table only to be smothered in ketchup or some kind of peanut butter jelly combo. I think that this idea comes with consequences like cleaning up and possibly dangering someone, but that's what its all about.