Flashmobs, where a large group of people come out of the woodwork in a public place to give a spontaneous musical number and then disperse, aren’t anything new and have been around since 2003. Chances are you’ve seen a few of these making the round on YouTube or have been a part of one, either as a performer or spectator. But have you seen one done German-style?
To promote their new album, voXXclub decided to organize a flashmob in Munich’s Riem Arcaden shopping mall to the tune of their new single “Rock Mi”, which may sound familiar if you’ve been to recent German festivals. The young males that make up the group are decked out in their lederhosen (this is the exception where it is actually cool to wear them offseason) and start off slow until a mass of people join in.
I’ve seen my share of flashmobs over the years, but this one is something unique. You’ll want to check this video out. If you decide to watch it at work with headphones on, just ignore the strange looks you receive as you start tapping along… I know you will.