Category Archives: Instructions

Top Secret Flashmob Dance

Update: This event has happened. Read the event report and watch the video.

The Adelaide Flashmob and The Dance Pad Flashmob are putting together a flashmob dance for the afternoon of August 3rd to be performed at Adelaide Airport. For more information on the Flashmob Dance craze, check out our Burst into Song & Dance page.

Time is 12:30pm

We just sent an email with more event details (Monday morning), if you didn’t get it, please email us.

Stay up to date at the Facebook Event page.

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30 Seconds of Fame! AFM’s Fringe Mob

Its Fringe time again and the Adelaide Flashmob are gearing up for another event.

When: Friday March 11th 7pm (Facebook Event Coming Soon)

The Event: 30 Seconds of Fame

The Idea: Giving random people their time (brief) in the lime light.

Who: There will be something for everyone to do and plenty of room for creativity.

Whats Involved: We camp outside a predetermined shop and nominate a target ‘Celebrity’ as they enter.  While they’re inside we quickly set up the outside of the shop as if its a red carpet affair complete with Security, Media and screaming fans.  When the target exits we give them the full celebrity treatment: Security escort, cameras flashing away, fans screaming, gasping and asking for autographs and anything else you can think of to make the moment.  After 30 seconds is up we quickly pack up and disperse and prepare for the next target.

We hope everyone can really get into this event.  Get creative!  Raid your wardrobe for costumes and props.  Heres some ideas to get you started:


Usually we encourage photographers to be discreet when taking photos at our events but the opposite is true here.  The bigger the camera the better!  Flash photography is encouraged.  How about laminated press passes?


Security will need to look the part with black or grey suits… and maybe dark sunglasses too.


News reporter/ camera man teams encouraged, this could be your big scoop!  Newspaper reporters with notepads and pens.


Can you scream? We Want You!  Make lots of noise, ask for autographs, hold up signs ‘We Love You,’ take photos and video on your phones.

What are you planning? Discuss roles, costumes, props and other ideas in the comment below!

Adelaide RICK ROLL – October 24th, 2010

Yes, that’s right, Adelaide’s about to be rickroll’d!

The idea behind a rickroll: someone clicks on a link expecting one thing, but ending up at a vid of Rick Astley singing Never Gonna Give You Up. We’re going to translate this by setting up situations where people will interact with a flashmobber, expecting one thing, then suddenly a group of people will be singing Never Gonna Give You Up!


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Quest for Jackie Chan – 11th September, 2010

To read up on what happened, check out the report: Quest for Jackie Chan – what a day!

The Quest for Jackie Chan is on, and the instructions are now available! Maria’s journey has already started and she’ll be in Adelaide this weekend. To get involved, just come along on the day with a Jackie Chan mask and a print out of the instructions. It’s going to be a blast, so bring your friends!

Read the instructions by hitting the ‘more’ button!
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Adelaide Flashmob #14

We’re trialing a new method for this flashmob.  Usually we keep the instructions secret until the day of the mob, but this time we’re giving them out beforehand.

Date: Saturday 1st of August

Time: 12:45pm- 2:00pm

Place: Rundle Mall (various spots)


We will be doing 3 or 4 mobs along Rundle Mall.

#1: By 12:45 you need to be “shopping” anywhere in the mall between Pultney St and the fountain outside Adelaide Arcade. Walk back and forth in that section keeping your eyes open. Mobber 1 will set down a sign reading “Please Line Up Here” somewhere in that section and stand behind it. Once you spot the sign and mobber 1, casually walk over and join the line. At a random moment mobber 1 will pick up the sign and walk away. Quickly and quietly disperse and head to the Cibo on Rundle Mall (near the Reject shop and fountain).

#2: You should be “shopping” and hanging around, looking natural, in the general vicinity of the Cibo tables and umbrellas on Rundle Mall, keeping an eye on the Cibo booth.  Once everyone is assembled Mobber 1 will approach the booth and start clapping when the next person receives their order.  As soon as this happens, everyone quickly come over and join in.  Clap and cheer then start a chant: CHIBO! CHIBO! CHIBO! etc.  When Mobber 1 ceases, silently melt back into the crowd (but stay in the area as we will be doing it again).  When the next person in the line receives their order, rush in and clap and cheer before starting the chant.  Try and make it twice is big and loud as before.  When Mobber 1 ceases, quickly and quietly disperse and head to the Gawler Place canopy in Rundle Mall.

#3: (Note: We did this activity at our last event and it worked quite well.  With these additional instructions and more people we think it will be even better.)  You should be “shopping” and looking natural, in the general vicinity of the Gawler Place Canopy in Rundle Mall, keeping and eye out for the action to start.  Mobber 1 will walk to the centre of the under-cover area (or nearby if there is a street performer there) and start bobbing up and down saying “Boing! Boing! Boing!” etc.  Stand and watch for 30 seconds or more before gradually joining in.  Find your own space in the general area, look in a random direction and start bobbing and boinging yourself.  Try and keep OUT OF TIME of those around you.  Mobber 1 will stop at a random moment.  When you become aware that Mobber 1 and others have stopped, complete your current bob then quickly and quietly disperse in different directions and head to the pigs outside the Myer Centre in Rundle Mall.

#4: As soon as you arrive at the pigs start forming circles of people around stationary objects and monuments in the area, starting with the thin tree next to the pigs.  Once an object is fully encircled start swaying and murmering as a group while staring at the object.  Use the whole area outside the Myer Centre, avoid monuments right next to each other if possible to prevent clutter.  When the group around the thin tree breaks, disperse quickly and quietly in different directions.

The event ends here.  If you’d like to meet up with other mobbers, have some food and discuss the event, head into the City Cross food court.  Get some food and/or place your left hand on your head and walk around until you see others doing likewise, congregate in a group and find a place to sit.

In order to make this event successful we need as many people as possible. It would be greatly appreciated if you could invite all your friends to help us achieve this goal.