Jun 25, 2011
A flash mob is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual act briefly, then disperse.
Flash mobs are organized effectively via phone, email, Facebook, Twitter and text messaging.
The most famous flash mobs in history are Michael Jackson flash mobs, which have involved millions of people in at least 80 nations.
Many Michael Jackson flash mobs can be seen on video websites, such as YouTube.
A quick search for "michael jackson flashmob" on a video site will provide enough flash mob videos to watch for days on end.
If there is anyone who still doubts the magnitude of Michael Jackson's international appeal, viewing a few MJ flashmob videos should answer any questions.
Michael Jackson flash mobs have popped up in cities around the world at malls, restaurants, public squares, parking lots, sporting events, concerts and even in the middle of streets and boulevards.
Probably the most popular soundtrack to Michael Jackson flash mobs is the song "Beat It", though many Jackson hits are also danced to by flash mobs, including "Thriller".
Bystanders are always surprised to suddenly hear the beginning of a Michael Jackson song out of nowhere, then shocked to see everyone around them breaking into Michael Jackson choreography.
It's surprising to see just how good most flash mob dancers really are --- even some of the unsuspecting bystanders.
The feeling, the sharing and the experience are all more important than talent, though.
To witness hundreds of cell phone cameras suddenly thrust into the air is a common sight at a Michael Jackson flash mob event. All want to capture such an exciting moment in tribute to the pop legend from Los Angeles.
The most-loved Michael Jackson flash mob video (below) was captured in San Francisco, California on the day the King of Pop died in 2009.
What started out as a quickly assembled flash mob developed into a San Francisco 'love-in', with Jackson fans singing and dancing to four decades of Michael Jackson hits well into the night.
The rehearsed and organized Michael Jackson flashmobs are cool, but the spontaneous and emotional street gathering-turned-party is a rarety that is unforgettable and real.
If you're out in public and you suddenly hear the intro to a Michael Jackson song out of the blue, grab your iPhone fast and grab a piece of history and a little love from humanity.
Michael Jackson Flash Mob