Flashmob for Jo: 30 Seconds of Fame
10 October, 2015
The Flash Mob Club (Uni of Adelaide)
This is a super-special Adelaide Flashmob event. Not only are we going to have a lot of fun, we're going to help someone tick an item off their bucket-list.
We've been asked to do this event for Jo Pratt who was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in 2011 - a terminal illness also called ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease (the Ice Bucket Challenge was used to raise awareness of the disease worldwide).
Yes, you read it right. MND is terminal. In fact, the life expectancy of someone after diagnosis is between one and five years. It's the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurones) controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow undergo degeneration and die.
Jo Pratt was diagnosed with MND in 2011 and on her wish list is to a flashmob happen in person (she'd also like to meet Hugh Jackman if anyone can pull some strings there!). This is where we can all help to make a difference to her life.
So, come along and join in. You'll make a difference to someone's life and also have a lot of fun doing it :)
*** WHERE WE'LL MEET ***
Meet at the southeast corner of Hindmarsh Square at 11:00am where we'll prepare to head out and do a few practice runs.
*** HOW IT WILL WORK ***
Flashmob participants will wait outside a predetermined shop with our signs, and cameras as if we're waiting for a celebrity to exit the shop at any moment.
One of our "security guards" will be in the store waiting for a shopper to exit. They will escort the shopper out of the shop... right into a swarm of screaming fans and paparazzi!
As soon as you see our security guard leave, that's your cue to give the shopper the full celebrity treatment!
*** ROLES ***
You can be a part of this by playing one of a number of roles. To make it
* Photographers/Paparazzi *
Usually we encourage photographers to be discreet when taking photos at our events but the opposite is true here. The bigger the camera the better! Flash photography is encouraged. How about laminated press passes?
* Security detail *
Security will need to look the part with black or grey suits… and maybe dark sunglasses too.
* Reporters *
News reporter/ camera man teams encouraged, this could be your big scoop! Newspaper reporters with notepads and pens.
* Fans *
Can you scream? We Want You! Make lots of noise, ask for autographs, hold up signs ‘We Love You,’ take photos and video on your phones.