10 Flash Mobs That Caught Everyone By Surprise

Flash mobs can happen anytime, anywhere and anyplace. Where will you be when the next one strikes? Presented by vitaminwater®.

1. Frozen Grand Central

On a cold Saturday in New York City, the world’s largest train station came to a sudden halt. Over 200 Improv Everywhere Agents froze in place at the exact same second for five minutes in the Main Concourse of Grand Central Station.

2. Supermarket Flashmob

For a group of unsuspecting shoppers, one ordinary trip to the supermarket took an unexpected turn.

3. Spinning Beach Ball of Death

Watch what happens when a seemingly normal TED talk turns into a presenter’s worst nightmare.

4. I Love Lunch

What’s the best way to express your love for the best meal of the day? Turn it into a giant musical, flash mob style.

5. Times Square Bubble Fight

What better place to have a gigantic bubble fight than the center of NYC.

6. Glowstick Flashmob

Last summer, Over 3,500 glow sticks took over NYC’s Rockefeller Park. After downloading an MP3, participants follow instructions from the “omnipotent voice.”

7. Best Buy Uniform Prank

What happens when a group of people dress up in blue polo shirts and khakis and head into a local Best Buy? Chaos ensues.

8. Bus-Driver Birthday Flashmob

On May 5th in Copenhagen, it was bus-driver Mukhtar’s birthday. And when he woke up that morning, he probably had no idea that a large group of people had planned to celebrate his special day in a very unusual way.

9. Lightsaber Flashmob

What happens when a hundred-plus Star Wars fans gather in one public place and bop each other on the heads with plastic lightsabers? One totally epic flash mob.

10. Downtown Disney Flashmob Proposal

What’s the ultimate way to propose to the one you love? With a romantic flash mob, of course.

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