Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus

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  1. SpecialPreskoo

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    I have seen it, it is fabulous isn't it?
     
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    My sister and I were going to do a flash mob in the food court, doing 12 days of Christmas. We didn't have enough people. We are still going to try to pull it off, but this makes me glad we didn't try it with just a few people.
     
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    Silver, check out the "improv everywhere" videos....they pull things off in random places with as few as 6-8 people. If you have that few, of course, then maybe a shorter song in a smaller place, like a grocery store, might be fun!
     
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    Nice!
     
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    I scrolled down through some of the comments. One said, "Why am I crying?" I was wondering the same thing.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Those videos always make me teary eyed. I don't know why.
     
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    I first saw this after a very bad day and was downright sobbing. This is particularly weird because I'm Jewish and this piece of music shouldn't have the emotional punch that it does. However, we used to sing this every year in high school choir as a way to keep training vocally after the final concert. For me, this piece is a part of my childhood, and hearing it makes me homesick.
     
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    That's cool! I'd certainly join in.
     
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    Hugs Catnfiddle, and Happy Hanukkah!
     
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    I'm so glad I'm not the only one who had this reaction. Yesterday was a very tough day, for several reasons, and when I loaded that I couldn't even talk to my kids when they asked what was going on. I couldn't even get the words "flash mob" out before my chest was tight and I was hiccuping my words.
     
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    I love this one!! Thanks for sharing it.
     
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    Wow! I couldn't believe it! And yes, it made me cry. Does anyone know the story behind this? It was awesome.
     
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    hehehe.

    I was thinking.... I would have jumped up and started singing as well. And the choir would have thought....

    "Um, who's the new soprano?"
     
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    I would for sure have joined in - and I'm willing to wager that at least some of the participants in the video were joining the flash mob on the spot, so to speak.
     
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    I am touched by all the flashmob videos, but the Hallelujah Chorus one makes me cry too. Although just the music of H. Chorus can make me cry, so I guess it is more the music than the flashmob.
     
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    I had seen this already, but I was still in awe! BUT, my heart hurt because of some of the ugly comments that people made. Why post something ugly when this was meant in a joyful way?
     
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    Ok so I am apparently in a cynical mood today but I just don't know how much of this is real. I was watching the background people and there are many who are still going about their lunch and not watching at all. To me, it seems like if this was done in one shot everyone would be watching it.

    Clearly I need to go un-Grinch myself:(
     
  20. SpecialPreskoo

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    Sue, sorry you are having a bad day... as I would tell Emily "go put your happy pants on" LOL Hope your mood gets better! :D
     
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    I loved this too and teared up while watching it. I'd had to join in with them.
     
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    Here you go, Sue. Repeat this 5000 times:

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    Thank you!! I am going to repeat that all day tomorrow because I DEFINITELY need it!

    Usually I love things like these flash mobs, I need to snap out of it:)
     

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