SYDMOB #10 Sunday, 1st February - Approx participant count: TBA

Emailed Instructions

On the morning of Sunday 1st February, you should have already synchronized your watch to the time of the Telstra clock, available by calling 1194 

By 11:40 pm you should be in the Town Hall area, make your way to the back of St Andrews Cathedral, Cnr Bathurst & George Streets. (UBD page no. 253 grid G9 )

*The Mob Rep will be only present between 11:45am and 12:30 pm*

Locate the individual in the general vicinity the Town Hall and the Cathedral wearing a "Fowl Hat". Once found, approach and 

Ask this question: "Want a sure thing?

You will be then handed the rest of the instructions. Move away, read them, and then follow them.

** Long timers will remember this site as the same site as Flash Mob #1. Let's try and push up the numbers and give David a F.A.B. Farewell for his sensational efforts in establishing and building SydMob.

We will need a few volunteers for this one if you are interested send an email to

Script Instructions


Mob Length: 2-3 minutes (near site 12:55 converge & act @ 1:00pm, disperse @ 1:03pm)
Mob site: Spiral Fountain - Outside Darling Harbour Convention Centre Forecourt

* Toss a coin, Heads you will be a winner, Tails you will be a loser (no offence intended)

* By 12:55 you should be milling around the general forecourt area between Jordan's, the Convention Centre and Palm Grove.

You are having a Day at the Races! Its the last race for the Day, and you need a big win to recover from the days losses - or else you will lose your shirt, house and spouse!

*At 1:00pm several horses will appear at the Fountain. This is the signal to converge, Form a ring of people around the fountain leaving about 2-3 metres space between the circle and fountain and kneel on one or two knees. The Race starts with a whistle blow.

Cheer and yell for your horse, any name for a horse you like and things like "Go You Good Thing". After three (3) laps the riders will dismount and the race is over. If you are a winner, Jump for Joy, Yell etc. If you are loser, Toss your imaginary losing ticket angrily on the ground, grumble, mutter and weep etc. Over acting is encouraged

* A whistle will blow - count to 5 silently, then in unison yell "So long Dave, and Thanks for the Fish!" - Disperse with a huge Grin on your face

Once read and memorised, hide this slip from view. Do not throw into a public bin.

Well, it seems that the "similar management" policy is working so far , (Albeit with slow web updates ! (Sorry David, you have big boots to fill in that regard). First a big thanks to everyone who made it to Mob #10, especially our band of volunteers and those few who came out to give Charles a hand with Interviews and a small re-enactment of a "Splash Mob".

 Mob#10  was planned, firstly, to be on a Sunday, as there had been murmur that a lot of mobbers had work commitments on Saturdays, so we took that into consideration.  (Feel free to send any of the moderators a preferred time schedule, as we will juggle that, and pay no regard to it whatever!  Oh, okay, maybe we will listen, as mobs are for the people!) But seriously. It would be good to hear from people who have commitments.

The planning was done in a leisurely manner on Australia Day, we wanted something a wee bit whacky, and fun for both mobbers and spectators. As one can not help but laugh at the footage, I think we pulled it off. It was a great mob! So glad you made the effort to come and confound the public!

The whole Race scene was simply hilarious, and "word up" to the jockeys, who lined up in such a convincing manner. The line was held as long as seemed reasonable, waiting for the fifth volunteer, who had not synchronised her watch!  I guess a  scratching happens in every race, does it not? The way some of you guys ran the course was pure comedy! Well done! Loved the bow legged gait that one jockey assumed. We Still laugh out loud at that.

 Congratulations to the man who was so unsure of the hat, that he had to ask "Are they chicken feathers?" Funniest approach a rep has ever had, the rep was sorely  tempted to ask "Why? Do you think I have Chicken flu?" Also, apologies to those who found the clue too obscure. We will try to make it more obvious next time...Though I tend to think a woman in a huge hat covered in feathers in St Andrews is not a common sight.

 We loved the comment from the busker "Don't know what all that was about" and loved his whip crack into the event! The guy had not drawn a big crowd, so maybe we added a few for him.

The next Mob is in the planning, and we will probably stick  roughly  to the "Every two weeks" regime, as laid down by David, though, as aforementioned, the new supreme being of flash is a slackarse [Am not ! - Mal], so Adriana and I will kick his butt as required!



Below is a collection of images taken at the event (Thank you very much to Billy C)
































VIDEO FOOTAGE (and other media)

Due to limited space circumstances, the footage taken of this event is only viewable/downloadable (is that a word? Ah well, is now) from within the "Shared Web" folder of the Sydmob Mailing List, via the "media" folder. If you are not currently a subscriber to the Sydmob discussion list but don't necessarily want to receive any of the postings, that's fine - just go to the subscriber option link and select "no mail".

The Sydmob mailinglist is not just used for discussion, the separate site also houses all the past scripts, footage, press releases and other information. If you've ever used the Yahoo service then you'd get the general idea (minus the spam popups for penis/breast/car engine enlargements)

If this arrangement proves too troublesome for too many people, then I'll explore other options. But for the moment, this is the best I can do. Sorry for any inconvience.

As always, any other footage or photos people wish to contribute is more then welcome.

As always, any other footage or photos people wish to contribute is more then welcome.