According to Wikipedia, a flash mob “is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression.”
I’m not sure that the video below actually qualifies as a flash mob, but for the unsuspecting passers by, they’re in for a real treat. My dad passed this on to me, and I cried. I actually cried. Finding out it was a “thank you” from Banco Sabadell to the city to celebrate 130 years in business didn’t take anything away from it. In a country facing severe austerity measures and a faltering euro, it’s not something they had to do. But they did it anyway, just to put a smile on some people’s faces. Kinda makes me wish my bank would do that.
Now, imagine you’re in a nice little plaza, minding your own business.
Then someone busts out with Beethoven’s 9th, or “Ode to Joy”.