Flashmob: Report

I’ve just returned victorious from the bizarro launch of the twitter tale – a pirate flashmob at Lyneham local shops in Canberra.

I’ll upload some videos (much edited) tomorrow.

We had quite a number of midget pirates, and one girl who insisted on coming as a dragon. A cutlass-wielding dragon.

Picking on someone her own size

Picking on someone her own size

Our attempts at looking normal were going well until this girl and her mum showed up, when we gave up the game and turned pirate ten minutes early.

At least two video cameras were filming, and one was deliberately skulking about 100 metres away. My father-in-law spotted them (a three-person crew) and the most logical explanation (unless those fiendish ninjas had HEAVILY described their nunchucks) was that it was WIN television.

The crowd was about fifty people, as I’d hoped, with about three groups of people I didn’t know – so yay for advertising.

We had lollies left over 🙂

These are DINOSAUR pirates (yes, that's what they're doing. No, I don't know why).

These are DINOSAUR pirates (yes, that's what they're doing. No, I don't know why).

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