Gallery fans praise you like they should
Nobody ever asked me what the first flash mob was but if they did I might say it was this video. Bunch of fools dancing in front of a movie theater. Little Richard Dreyfuss looking dude flipping all around. Spike Jonez directed it and it was nominated for a bunch of Best Video awards in 1999. I guess if you invent the whole idea of a flash mob then you deserve a couple of awards. Can you imagine if someone had gotten the idea to do a flash mob back around the turn of the century? You get 50 people in Grand Central Station back then to all start doing the robot at the same time and people probably would have called the Army.
You could get away with anything back then. Doctors could prescribe a punch in the face as a remedy and you could still make sausage out of snakes and people. A flash mob would have been beyond their comprehension. And doing the robot? How is it that in all the thousands of years of humanity nobody thought of doing the robot until the 80s? Seems highly unlikely. I find it much more plausible that the few people who DID do the robot were made into kings and queens and then didn’t tell anyone how they did it so it would stay a secret. Don’t believe me? Go look at some heiroglyphics. Everyone in them is doing the robot and their society went defunct. Damn. I’m all sciencey.