The actions of a few idiot anarchists yesterday, which spoiled the party for ALL legitimate protestors from now on, was totally and thankfully eclipsed today by a spontaneous crowd dance on Robson Street that really turned some heads.
The instances and popularity of “Flash Mobs” have really taken off lately with all sorts of peaceful crowd actions taking place, like silent discos in London, giant pillow fights in Toronto, and giant life freezes in Sydney.
Today it was Vancouver’s turn. At precisely 4pm on Vancouver’s famous “Robson Street”, thousands of Olympic revellers joined together and danced their way through a rendition of Martha and the Vandellas’ “Dancing in the Street”.
The flash mob was held in an attempt to raise awareness for imagine1day, a nonprofit organization that provides an opportunity for donors to be directly connected to projects that provide primary education for all children in Ethiopia, Africa.
A quick message to anyone wanting to protest during the Olympics for their cause, whatever it may be: THIS IS THE WAY YOU MAKE YOUR MESSAGE HEARD!
The whole event brought many smiles to all those involved, and more importantly to the faces of all the visitors to Robson Street and to Vancouver, this beautiful, peaceful city of ours!