By Kim Dailey |Staff Writer|
CSUSB’s first ever flash mob broke out at noon on Tuesday, May 1 in the Santos Manuel Student Union. The assembly was put together by Michel’le Jones as part of her campaign for the Associated Students Inc. president.
Students who were a part of the event were invited through Facebook and by word of mouth from those students who knew about it.
The songs that they danced to were “Buzzin” by Mann featuring 50 Cent and “Apache” by The Sugarhill Gang. The dances performed were the “Cal State Slide” to “Buzzin” and the “Jump On It” dance to “Apache.”
The flash mob was started by a student in a bright, full-bodied orange bodysuit. He stood there frozen in place for about 10 seconds while acting like he was checking the time. Once the music started to play, Jones and about five other people jumped in.
As the songs went on, more and more people and students joined in. The flash mob ended up with amore than 25 students participating.
The students who were hanging out both upstairs and downstairs in the commons all stopped what they were doing and watched or joined in the dance.
Student Colin Steele, who was able to capture the flash mob on video, had heard about the event by word of mouth. “I heard something about a flash mob going down in the Commons by another student in my communication class.
I didn’t think it was actually going to happen though,” said Steele. “It was really cool. I was very surprised when all these random students started to dance with this person wearing an orange skin suit. I thought it was fun and I think it should be done again.”
Student Ashlynne Macan was one of the students who got the Facebook invite and was invited to be a part of the flash mob event.
When asked why she wanted to be a part of a flash mob she responded, “I have seen it on TV and movies and I thought it would be fun to be a part of one.”
Those students who wanted to participate had only a few days to practice the dance. Students who were invited were able to meet up with Jones on the few days and times she was available to teach the dance.
Jones had posted the videos on the Facebook invite for those who wanted to join in on the flash mob but could not make the practice times. Due to this, people were able to practice the dances on their own time and were still able to be a part of the flash mob.
If you were not able to see the flash mob in person, check out the video on the article posted on coyotechronicle.net.