It's Not A Flash Mob Without Beach Balls

On Friday, I saw on Twitter, 44 Things to do in Boston over the weekend. Intrigued, I clicked the link and saw: Beach Ball Flash Mob. One of the things on my bucket list is to be in a flash mob. Of course, I clicked on the link, saw that the event was free, and it would be on Saturday. The organizer wanted everyone to wear white, with blue, red, green or yellow clothes so it would look as though we were human beach balls playing with real beach balls. I was sold once I read the description.

One of my friends suggested I wear my blue flats because they'd be perfect with white shorts and red shirt. I realized the next day that I didn't have a red shirt to go with my outfit, so I wore a green shirt instead.

There were quite a few people who didn't even dress up like the event organizer wanted, but I think a lot of the people saw a group of people with beach balls in the Boston Common and decided to come over to see what we were doing. Which is fine because then a big group was around to make the flash mob work.

In order to get a beach ball, we had to introduce ourself to someone we didn't know. Out of all the people that were there, I ended up meeting a couple of Californians! It's such a small world.

About five minutes after three o'clock, we headed to a spot near the Frog Pond in the Commons. We gathered around in a circle and were told to bump and set the balls, but not to spike them. The organizer gave us ten minutes to play with the beach balls.

Everyone was having legitimate fun for ten minutes. I took a couple moments to see the looks on people's faces. There were all different age ranges there playing with beach balls. There were three pageant queens in attendance. I can't remember for sure which one's, but I think it was Miss America and Miss Massachusetts, and I don't remember the other.

Where I stood, beach balls kept on landing in my spot. One of the people near me said: "This spot is like a gold mine!"

After our ten minutes were up, we all threw the balls up into the air and yelled "WOO!" Afterwards, I heard a lot of comments from attendees: "I haven't had this much fun in a long time" or "This is the most random thing I have ever done" or "I'm so glad we stumbled across this!" Everyone was impressed.

Turning around I saw that we had gathered a crowd around the group. A bunch of people had stopped to see what we were doing. It was awesome that people were intrigued.

It was definitely a fun event! I am glad I decided to go {{ I almost decided to not go }}.

Check out the video I took during the event. I was hit with a beach ball at one point - sorry for the shakiness.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHf03WmZngs