This past Saturday, the Young Canadians got to practice their flash mobbing skills at the unveiling of the Calgary Stampede Public Arts Programs newest 2 million dollar bronze addition, ‘By the Banks of the Bow’, an incredible sculpture that illustrates two cowboys herding 13 horses from the past, present and future across the Bow River up to a bank. It was an honor to be asked to perform at the revealing of this new major landmark for the Calgary Stampede, and what made it even more fun is that our performance got to come as a surprise to all of the esteemed guests. Slowly, all of us Senior Cast members started to trickle out into the event area all decked out in our western gear, playing the part of just being there for support. Talking with the guests before our flash mob performance and tricking them into thinking we weren’t there to perform was almost as fun as watching their surprised and enthused faces as we randomly broke out into dance. This was my first flash mob experience, and even in the rain, it was so much fun! I can’t wait to take part in the ‘Party Rock Anthem’ flash mob every night of the of the 2012 Grandstand Show ‘Century’. We are going to get the whole audience dancing, so you better be prepared to party rock with us and celebrate the Stampede’s 100th year!
To make sure you are not the only one in the audience missing out on the party and not doing the flash mob, check out this link to learn it so you are ready to party rock with us! (Flash mob tutorial @ 9 min) : http://video.citytv.com/video/detail/1672890933001.000000/jill–the-young-canadians–may-30th/