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Air France has just released the below video of their employees at Paris-Charles de Gaulle breaking into booty moves along with Jennifer Lopez's song "On the Floor." The song includes the lyrics, "Brazil, Morocco, London to Ibiza // Straight to LA, New York, Vegas to Africa," which are more than a few of Air France's destinations. Perfect.
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This Friday morning, do you have a weird craving to watch Scandinavian women wearing saris, dancing in sync with lively Bollywood music? Well then, this is your lucky friday!
Just a few days ago, a group of dancing Finns boarded a Finnair flight from Helsinki to Delhi andyou know what's comingperformed a whole dance routine to "Om Shanti Om" in celebration of India's Republic Day. Even business class got a dose of the booty shaking, and check out the flight attendants getting down!
Of course there's a story behind the idea to bring this onboard, and you can read it here, on the Finnair blog. Umm and yeahwe totally want to learn that dance now.
Traveling today? Who isn't?! Luckily not flashmobbers, since the holiday airport flashmobs are done for the season; airports don't want to crowd up their walkways on one of the busiest travel days of the year, you see. Flashmobs already got their dancing and videos out of the way over the last few weeks.
Without a doubt, the winner for best airport flashmob of winter 2011 is Denver International, with their swing-happy routine. Essentially they Lindy-bombed the place. The video above is energetic enough to hold your attention all the way through, and perhaps even get you grinning.
The following two videos are flashmob-esque:
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Usually we're pretty critical when it comes to staged flash mobs, but trust us that this one is pure awesome.
It happened recently at Dubai International Airport, and the performers are meant to represent flight attendants, Dubai airport employees and passengers passing through. We're pretty sure they're all hired for the purpose, however.
Okay. No more talking. Just dancing.
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Here’s a fun little video to start off your week, as well as something that’s slightly depressing because you’re at work and not on your way to paradise. Earlier this month Hawaiian Airlines arranged a little bit of an in-flight flash mob in the form of a live hula performance at 38,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean. It’s hardly a massive get together filled with social media addicts, but it is a nicely arranged introduction to Hawaii—as well as some of the best live in-flight entertainment around.
The San Francisco-based hula school Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu performed the dance en route to the islands from the City by the Bay on July 14. There were a couple traditional songs played during the performance along with I Left My Heart In San Francisco—ha.
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A few months ago Newsweek published its list of "America's Dying Cities," putting Grand Rapids, Michigan at #10. The rust belt city is demographically upside down, having lost more under-18 residents than it gained in the last decade. Wikipedia says that the per capita income for the city is $17,661, with one in every five children living below poverty. Being mayor is a part-time job. Literally.
In an effort to show that Newsweek was wrong and that they were still hip and relevant, Grand Rapids responded with a YouTube video of thousands of residents lipsyncing to Don McLean's American Pie. And to think, there are people out there who think that the Internet is dumbing down public debate.
So American Airlines did a flash mob. Are we surprised? Hardly. Are we going to watch the above YouTube video of it (released today) more than once? Definitely not. But do we applaud their attempts to be cool and let people know about the slew of new routes they just launched? Totally.
The newest destinations for AA include such awesome spots as Shanghai, China; Budapest, Hungary (a personal favorite); and all sorts of US cities, among them Houston, Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, Boise, El Paso, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, and Tucson from LAX.
The cute little flashmob features plenty good-looking dancers sporting huge smiles, which makes us annoyed right away, but it seems as though the bystanders enjoyed it. The jury is still out on whether or not they even knew what the flash mob was for, but here's hoping they got flyers with AA discount codes.
Here at Jaunted, we love us some flash mobs and all of the fun and city exploration that come with them. But this upcoming Monday, November 9 in Berlin, a flash mob will take on a somber note as up to 33,000 people gather to recreate the Berlin Wall on the 20th anniversary of the night it came down.
The "Mauer Mob"know that "mauer" means "wall" in German will happen at approximately 8:15pm on Monday, lasting for about 15 minutes so that visitors, Berliners, and even those who were there for the original tearing down of the wall can commemorate the date and capture photos of the scene. Already almost 6,000 people have registered to participate on the event's official site, and if you're in the vicinity, you should not miss this opportunity.
For tips on what to see and what to skip while you're not becoming part of a human Berlin wall in the city, be sure to check out our Berlin Field Trip series.
· Temporarily Recreating The Berlin Wall [Kottke]
· Mauer Mob [Official Site]
· Walk The Path Of The Berlin Wall And Crash Into A Starbucks [Jaunted]
· Berlin coverage [Jaunted]
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|Dave Chappelle in Portland|
Our favorite comedian before he abruptly left the public eye, Dave Chappelle, is apparently still crazy but this time, his crazy actions benefited thousands of folks who crowded Pioneer Square in Portland, Oregon to see him do a sort of flash mob stand-up routine after rumors lit up Facebook and the Twitterwaves.
The comedian, who suddenly dropped out of a lucrative $50 million contract for his Comedy Central sketch show and the comedy scene altogether, stepped on stage just after midnight and performed for nearly 90 minutes.
From the Oregonian:
Chappelle seemed surprised by the scene.
"This has never happened in my entire career," he said, to a huge cheer. "I'm grateful everybody came out."
Chappelle did squeeze in some comedy. He compared one guy working on the sound system to Scotty from Star Trek, and took an OPB reporter's microphone and said, "Support Oregon Public Broadcasting." At one point, a woman and two men atop Starbucks began stripping as Chappelle gaped and the crowd cheered and jeered.
By 2 a.m., it was clear the sound system wouldn't go, and Chappelle wound things down. He thanked the crowd and shared a few things he learned, including: "Don't tell a secret in Portland."
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· New York City and almost everywhere else: Set your jammies aside and warm up your biceps for some serious public pillow whomping as the world celebrates International Pillow Fight Day on Saturday. We already let you in on the fact that New York City will host their massive stress-relieving event at 3pm on Wall Street, but be sure to check out the official site for details on how to get in on the fun in your city, whether that be Cardiff or Seattle.
What are you waiting for? It's time to head your local dollar store and invest in some bandannas and a good, sturdy fightin' pillow, what with Annual Pillow Fight Day on Saturday! For those who haven't yet had the pleasure of being publicly pummeled by pillows wielded by happy-go-lucky strangers, it's a must-do.
Now beloved in more cities around the world than just New York, Saturday will see flash mob pillow fights in the usual hot spots like Chicago, Budapest and Amsterdam, but also appearing in some truly random locales; think Miyazaki City in Japan, Caracas, Venezuela and Parma, Italy. For the full schedule around the world, check out PillowFightDay.com.
For the New York City slickers, this year's feather-free event hosted by Newmindspace will allow you to release financial frustrations by appropriately taking place at Wall Street and Broad Street at 3pm. Sadly, since it's a Saturday, there will be no wandering bankers or financial types to get mixed up in the good-natured violence. Aw, shucks.
· Pillow Fight Day [Official Site]
· World Pillow Fight Day is Saturday [Urban Prankster]
· Say Sayonara to Stress on International Pillow Fight Day [Jaunted]
· Flash Mobs Coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo: Urban Prankster]
There’s a lot to be stressed out over lately. The media, including us, can’t stop mentioning that the world’s economy is in the toilet. Pilots are smoking wacky tobaccy while you’re stuck in coach, and the long cold winter can’t end soon enough. If you’re like us, you'll need to relieve all that pent up frustration one way or another, and to do that, there's nothing better than pretending that you're six years old. So forget the adult worries and grab your favorite pillow—ninja turtle pajamas are optional.
On April 4 people from all over the globe will convene in town squares to celebrate International Pillow Fight Day. From Sydney to Stockholm everyone will get a chance to relieve their stress and anxiety by attacking friends and complete strangers.