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Weird World of Sports – Featuring the Adelaide Flashmob!

Adelaide’s City Messenger have recently launched their Weird World of Sports video page, featuring different types of sport being played around Adelaide. Although, it might be a stretch to call what the Adelaide Flashmob does a ‘sport,’ we didn’t say no when the opportunity came up! They came out and took some footage of our Newspaper Mama event which was done in Rundle Mall, and added it to their Weird World of Sports roundup.

What’s even better is that they asked us (Ben Teoh and Nick Morris) to be part of their actual print article too! Check it out!

Ben Teoh and Nick Morris in Adelaide's City Messenger

Ben Teoh and Nick Morris in Adelaide's City Messenger

Head over to the City Messenger’s Weird World of Sports page to see the video footage and other cool stuff happening in Adelaide.

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 Song This Sunday!

With just days to go, our next event is almost ready to go! We’ve been fortunate enough to get a bit of media coverage this time around with the great people at FiveAA and the City Messenger.

If you’d still like to get involved, please come along on the day and learn the chorus parts. It’s going to be pretty simple, and we’d love as many people as possible to join in.

Find out the full details of Sunday’s event by heading over to our Facebook Page or check out our previous post: Belle – December 19th, 2010.

As always, this is all in the spirit of fun and good times!

Look forward to seeing you there!

Hairspray Cancelled – New event on its way!


Sadly the Hairspray event has been cancelled. Unfortunately, I can’t explain the full story here, but involves pirates, a love triangle and a three headed monkey.

However, we ARE still going to be running an event this month, which we’re keeping to ourselves at the moment (unless you’re on Facebook, then it’s pretty easy to find out). If you’re not on Facebook and you’d like details on the NEW event, email us at and we’ll let you know what’s going on.

Adelaide Flashmob: Quest for Jackie Chan

We’ve been working hard with the amazing Maria Tran to put together the next Adelaide Flashmob event.

She will be embarking on her Quest for Jackie Chan shortly, and as part of it, she’ll be heading to little old Adelaide. So, we thought Jackie Chan + Flashmob = Awesomeness, and what has resulted will be a special Jackie-Chan-flavoured flashmob event.

We have instructions up on our Facebook event page, but if you’re not on Facebook, feel free to email us at for more details.

This is going to be a great opportunity for the Adelaide Flashmob to get a bit of national coverage and some awesome video footage. It’s also going to be really fantastic supporting some of Australia’s upcoming talent, and also send a message to the one and only JACKIE CHAN!!

New events coming up!

Hey, there are going to be a couple of really great events coming up in the next couple of months.

First up, we’ll be teaming with Maria Tran as part of her Quest for Jackie Chan documentary in September, and secondly we’ll be doing a very special Burst Into Song and Dance in late October.

If you want to find out more about either events, head over to our Facebook page to find more, or send us an email at

Flashmob gets a mention on Nova 919

Hey! So at the last flashmob, one of the people we sang happy birthday was Suresh Meyer, the drummer from the Sundance Kids. Also, Claire from Nova 919 happened to witness some of what we were up to aswell. So, together they had a good chat about what happened last Friday night!

Listen to what they had to say, over at the Nova Website: Sundance Kid gets Flash-mobbed

Thanks to the person who spotted Suresh in the first place!

Pretty groovey 😀

Ninja Raid on Adelaide 2009

On Sunday 1st of March, The largest group of Ninjas ever seen will descend upon Rundle Mall!

Where: South East Corner Of Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide
When: 2:30pm Sunday 1st of March

  • Wear Black Clothes
  • Bring a Black T-Shirt (for headgear)

(more details in the second half of this post)

The Story so Far…

How it Started

The Ninjas, once feared warriors, had been losing their edge for years as they waged territorial battles amongst themselves and paid little attention to protecting their borders from foreign sea dogs. They had lost their reputation as the unseen killers, black as death, and allowed pirates to stumble the streets of Adelaide drunk and unchecked.

In early 2008 the Pirate Prince docked at Port Adelaide unchallenged and declared the city his. Many of the older Ninjas were upset that the borders they had fought so hard to secure had been lost so easily but they were powerless against the young and fearless pirate hordes.

There was one Ninja who had not forgotton the old ways and was not about to let his home city fall. He was a young and calculating warrior called Red Ninja and he united the many tribes to come out of the shadows and show their strength in the Ninja Raid on Adelaide. Red Ninja was a natural leader and a good general too. Fighting under him, the Ninjas found a sense of pride once again and fought on until they had retaken the city and captured the Pirate Prince.

[event report and video]

(several months passed)

News of his son’s capture reaches the Pirate King far across the seven seas. He is furious that his son could be so careless but outraged that the Ninjas perpetrated such a brazen and personal attack.

The King loves his son, but he loves his pride even more. He is calling for all factions of the Pirate empire to unite behind his flag, retake the city, and squash out the Ninjas for good.

He is offering 12 chests of gold for the one who rescues his son and delivers the Red Ninjas head on a platter.

Meanwhile, his success in battle has been kind to Red Ninja. He is now no longer a warrior but a Ninja Lord with the allegiance and respect of thousands. He has got wind of the Pirates’ plan and has sent messages to all corners of the land for Ninjas to be ready to fight their sworn enemies, the Pirates, in a conflict to end all conflicts, The Battle for Adelaide.

    [event report]

    (a short time passes and a treaty is hastily drawn up…)

    Temporary Treaty

    I, The Pirate King and I, Red Ninja, agree (mostly) that the facts below are true and agree that ourselves and our armies will be bound by this treaty under penalty of death.

    No Pirate or Ninja will engage in battle until this new threat to both our survivals is dealt with.  Both our races have been so preocupied with their etternal struggle for power that the Zombies have been all but forgotton and have been able to create a massive army capable of destoying both the Ninjas and the Pirates if we fight them alone.  Only by working together will we have a chance of surviving.

    Once the Zombie threat is neutralised we will return to opposite sides of the battle field and resume our endless battle.


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    Pirate King: X Arrrrr

    Red Ninja: X

    (around October 2007)

    Despite the best efforts of both the Pirates and the Ninjas, the Zombies managed to walk the city, undead and unhindered.  The cowardly Pirate army quickly leapt to their ships and sailed away leaving the Ninjas to fend for themselves.  Many great warriors were killed that night but the Zombies were eventually banished from the land of the living once more.

    (fast forward to the present)

    Now that the pirates have deserted us and the Zombie threat has been neutralised, its time to reveal our full strength.  For one day we shall not move like shadows, we shall not remain invisable.  We will show our full strength and prove the Adelaide is ours!