Life's too short and too fast to waste on weighing the difference between good and bad risks. In poker lingo, the best way to determine what your opponent's hand is is to keep on betting till he lays it down. You win, you win big, you lose, well, at least you had fun. That's exactly the same principle we considered when we decided to join the Flashmob, and boy did we win big.
So as promised, we went to the mobile clubbing flashmob event at Liverpool St station last night. AMAZING. If you've not been to a flashmob event before it really is quite an experience. We got there about 7 pm and there was a great buzz of anticipation in the air - the police guarding the station were really freaked out because they could tell something was going to happen but didn't know what. Anyway by 7.20 you could see people collecting under the clock, some in full raving gear. At 7.23 people started going through the crowd getting people ready for the countdown and telling them to get their ipods ready and at 7.24 it just went mental - suddenly loads of people were there all dancing.
What was really surprising is that everyone was really going for it - there were people with signs saying "TUNE" etc and every now and then a massive cheer or "wOOt" would go up. The flashmobbers had taken over a good half of the station including the stairs and it was great seeing people come out the tube to see a full-on silent rave going on. There were people breakdancing, ball-room dancing, the lot.
Here's some vids:
here's a cool pic - there's loads more on Dontstayin
Anyway, if you get a chance to go to a well-organised flashmob do it - there's something quite brilliant about the whole concept of gathering a massive group of people together like that.