Ok so they all coordinate, run into said fast food joint, moo like cows and make the staff think they need to make all this food, then leave? Without buying anything? To what end? or purpose? to make the fast food place waste a bunch of food? Seems quite petty, immature don’t you think?
I guess you missed the memo. It happens quite a bit here. Postings are usually made to blogs, message boards, or email lists that determine the place, time, behavior, etc. I actually found notices of several upcoming ones with a simple Google search (so it’s not quite as underground as some of the stuff that goes on via IRC, or whatnot).
It has been happening here in São Paulo, mostly on Aveineda Paulista (the major high street here, think 5th Ave) usually some youths hang around a crosswalk and tell other youths “Psssst, flash bomb, tomorrow, here 1pm!” At the time a crowd gathers and when the light turns to “WALK” they all flood out into the street, whooping it up, some lay on the ground and flop around like fish others dance to non existent music etc. when the light changes they all take a bow run to the other side of the street and disburse. Kinda like mooning. At this point it is harmless, but it is very disconcerting because there is a phenomenon here where large groups of nogood-nicks gather on a given beach and all at once go charging en mass through the crowds ripping off anything they can get their hands on, knowing that not all of them will get caught. So flash bombing is frownde upon as a security risk.
It’s the newest incredibly retarded, pointless and mindless happening and with it thing to do among the vapidly stupid ilk that are also known as Hipsters. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: There have already been “counter flashings” and it has been said that the whole scene :rolleyes: :rolleyes: has been utterly ruined by outsiders.
I don’t wish for much, but just a minor outbreak of the plague among the Hipsters at one of these mobscenes would be quite nice.
A form of it has been going on for years during frosh week, with e-mails or text messages going out to hundreds of college students. A bunch of kids dropping to the ground at the same time and pretending to fry like bacon- interesting, maybe even funny in theory, incredibly obnoxious , maybe even dangerous, in practice.
A couple in Hong Kong. There was one that appeared to be all foreigners dancing with napkins, and everyone said it was stupid. Then there was another by locals that I heard about in advance and thought about observing but didn’t bother. Apparently it wasn’t that well attended as most people are too practical here to spend their time that way.