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Dishney: Flash Mob at Disneyland Plaza This Thursday

In continued protest of the Iran Election, Twitter user @GreenThumbNails has organized a flash mob event for a two-minute freeze at Disneyland Plaza (outside main gates, between Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure) on Thurs., July 30 at 6:30 p.m. The event is hoping to draw at least 200 participants. More details can be found here

If you're not familiar with the flash mob phenomenon, it was recently popularized with a group called Improv Everywhere, a New York-based comedic performance group founded in 2001 by Charlie Todd. The aim of Improv Everywhere is fairly simple, but the effect is definitely anything but--the group uses hundreds of performers to carry out "missions" These missions include having 160 people show up on the New York City subway with no pants, staging a fake U2 concert on a city rooftop or staging an 80-person blue shirt- and khaki pants-wearing team in Best Buy. If it sounds silly it is... but it also looks really, really, cool. And it gets noticed. 

Thursday's Disneyland silent protest will emulate a stunt Improv Everywhere pulled off at the bustling Grand Central Station in Manhattan.

For more on our coverage on Iran election protests in Orange County, check out photos from a June 18 Irvine protest and the accompanying blog post

After the jump: More awesome flash mob videos. 

Okay, so this one might not be from Improv Everywhere, but it's hilarious nonetheless. 


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