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Spies spotted in Adelaide!

Last night, the Adelaide Flashmob visited Rundle Mall for a bit of covert spy action. The event called for the most elementary form of espionage camouflage – a simple newspaper. Take note, Burn Notice writers. With plenty of people in Rundle Mall, staying incognito was a little trickier than we had expected…

Instructions for the event can be seen at: Newspaper Mama – 11th February, 2011. More photos and comments can be found over at our Facebook Page.

Cheers to the City Messenger and 44 Adelaide for coming out and grabbing footage of the event!

Who Needs Pants? No Pants Tram Ride 2011

Superman, Sponge Bob, Astro Boy and Indiana Jones all made an apperance today at today’s No Pants Ride 2011. The Adelaide Flashmob were part of the first group of cities to take part in the global No Pants Subway Ride event run by Improv Everywhere. This annual event sees thousands of people worldwide on different forms of public transport taking of their pants and feeling the breeze! Thankfully, here in Adelaide the sun was out – a perfect day for a tram ride without pants.

At 12pm, the flashmobbers met up at Hindmarsh Square to run through the how things were going to work and to split into teams. After waiting for a few of the latecomers, we made our way to the Pirie STreet tram station for the first tram. Each of the teams were assigned a tram stop where they would get off, take their pants of and wait for the next tram. Communuters on the second tram watched on as more and more people entered the tram doors, without pants on. Continue reading

Burst Into Awesome!

Adelaide Flashmob: Burst Into Song and DanceWind and rain couldn’t keep us away from today’s Burst Into Song and Dance event.

For weeks, a core team of performers (headed up by the dangerous duo, Nicole and Dirk) have been practicing their roles for the Adelaide Flashmob’s own rendition of “Little Town” from the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. Today, their hard work paid off as they were joined by a small band of extra flashmobbers for a brilliant performance that would draw in huge crowd of Christmas shoppers at Rundle Mall.

At 2:30pm, a lone singer stood in the Gawler Place canopy to sing a chorus of “Oh Holy Night.” Just as she hit her high note, she was rudely interrupted by the over-head speakers playing a completely different song.

As the song played, a young lady in a blue dress stepped out from the hustle and bustle of Sunday Christmas shoppers and launched into “Little Town.” As the song progressed, more and more of the ‘shoppers’ joined in with their parts until the single singer was joined by a full chorus line of singers and dancers! Everyone played their parts perfectly. Even the people who had only learnt the song two hours earlier, were spot on (for many of them, it was their first flashmob!).

As suddenly as the performance started, it ended.

The music ended, the flashmobbers dispersed, and the Sunday shoppers were once again entertained by the antics of the Adelaide Flashmob.

Belle – December 19th, 2010

Date: December, 19th
Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Meeting Point: Clubs Assosiation on Adelaide University Campus, Lady Symons Building

The main cast has already been organised, however we still need plenty of people to get involved in the chorus/ensemble. We’ll be teaching everyone these parts on the day, so you don’t need to rehearse. We’d still suggest you check out the song that we’re doing though, just so you’re familiar with it. Check out the YouTube clip below:


For those of you who are not aware of “BITS” This is how it works. Imaginge that you are in a musical, people bustling about you in Rundle Mall, chatting, laughing, then something happens. Music starts, suddenly everyone seems to know the words and dance steps. People dance and sing and then, as the song ends, they disperse back into the crowd as if nothing happened.

FlashMobs all over the world have been running BITS for a while now. Adelaide has had two successful ones ‘kiss the girl’ and ‘wicked’, the videos of both can be found on youtube.

However we need people to learn the song, come along and learn the choerography (both relativly simple so anyone can do it.) Without people, we cannot make this happen.

There will be more details on the day.

Please take a look/listen to the song that we are doing. It is ‘little town’ or ‘belle’ from Beauty and the Beast, the very first song of the whole movie.

Hope to see you there, if you have questions feel free to leave a comment below or drop us an email at

Adelaide, you’ve been RICKROLL’D!

Adelaide Flashmob: Rickroll

We’re no strangers to love… well at least we know that a whole lot of people in Rundle Mall are no strangers to it today – a bit of love from the Adelaide Flashmob. Today, Hindmarsh Square began teeming with life as people came together to receive the final instructions for what would be a brilliant event.

The idea behind today’s event was to take the ‘rickroll’ meme and translate it into a live-action experience. This meant setting up situations where people would be interacting with one of the flashmobbers and being surprised by a group of people suddenly singing Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” and then quickly dispersing.

After a quick briefing and rehearsal, the Adelaide Flashmob split up and made their way to their first location – the Rundle Mall Canopy.

Rick Astley, the statue busker
Brave Barnaby was up first.  His role as a ‘statue’ busker was perfectly performed with his very own milk crate, Rick Astley costume and a pair of fluffy dice. A sign reading “roll the dice for a surprise” hung around his neck, and it drew a bit of attention quite quickly. A soon as someone rolled the dice, Barnaby launched into song, and was then joined by the rest of the flashmob. The reactions were priceless, and Barnaby’s performance was spot on – even when he was being assaulted by a blow up doll.

Rick Astley, the self-photographer
The next few activities involved flashmobbers Heidi and Leticha, then Chris and Dan asking people to take photos of them with iconic Rundle Mall sculptures. The trick here was that just as the people lined up to take their photo, the flashmobbers would burst into song!

Rick Astley, the cassanova
Due to the number of flashmobbers, we decided that going into shops would have been difficult – one for safety, and two because it would have boosted the number of people in the shop too much to be inconspicuous. Luckily, we had a plan b… as in b for Ben, the cassanova. Dressed sharply in a suit, Ben offered people down the Mall a tulip and asked if he could sing them a song. Plan B seemed great, but started off badly. The first few ladies he approached all rejected his tulip, and his song. So, he had to change tactic… and the first guy he approached loved it. From there we serenaded a few more people, and finally sang for the great staff at Cibo, Rundle Mall.

Special thanks goes out to Barnaby (and his huge effort with the $9 trenchie), Heidi and Leticha, Chris and Daniel, and of course, all the people who were sung to or cheered at the end of the songs. It was a fantastic afternoon out and I’m sure an event even Rick Astley would be proud of!

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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Auditions & Rehearsals – 2nd October 2010

That’s right, auditions and rehearsals are happening this Saturday. Dirk and Nicole will be auditioning people for the main roles for the upcoming Burst Into Song and Dance event. If you like to sing and dance (you don’t even have to sing and dance well… you just have to enjoy it!) then come along and have a bit of fun.

Time: 12pm – 4pm
Location: Adelaide Uni Clubs Asc (Lady Symon Building)

Quest for Jackie Chan – what a day!

Adelaide Flashmob

Quest for Jackie Chan Adelaide Flashmob

Wow, what can I say? It was a great turn out for today’s Quest for Jackie Chan flashmob. This flashmob took some of our tried and true favourites and added a Jackie Chan theme. Everyone came dressed in blue jeans and a black top to pay homage to the great Rumble in the Bronx, and the costumes were completed with our very own Jackie Chan face mask.
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