SYDMOB #30 Sunday, 16th April 2005  ---  Approx participant count: 50 50 +

Emailed Instructions


On the morning of Saturday the 16th of April, you should have already synchronized your watch to the time of the Telstra
clock, available by calling 1194

By 1:40 pm you should be in the Town Hall-Wynyard area, make your way to Martin Place between George and Pitt Streets.

*The Mob Rep will be only present between 01:45pm and 02:30pm*

Locate the individual in the general vicinity carrying a silver folder and a wearing a Rasta hat (ie Red, Green & Yellow
bennie looking hat). Approach and say, "Is Thirty Dirty or is it just me !"

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

Part One

"This Apple is a Lemon"

Make your way to Clarence Street near to where it meets Erskine St. You need to be in position by 2.45 The mob reps, with the Rastafarian hats, will be in the area.
Locate yourself in the general vicinity of the Apple Computer shop. Browse shop windows, you may be alone or in small groups of friends out enjoying your days shopping. Your apple is to be NOWHERE IN SIGHT! 
At 2.47 One of the mob reps will enter the store.
Follow them in, in small bunches. All be inside within about 30 seconds, when the second mob rep will enter the store. If someone asks you if you need help, tell them you are just looking at present. 
One of the mob reps will approach the counter, and ask for some help. When help is offered, the rep will say..."I have had trouble ever since I switched over from Microsoft to Apple.... Is it just me? I can't even seem to turn the dammned thing on? I am returning it.
The rep will hand the sales assistant an apple..Or put it  on the counter. This is your cue to say.."I have had trouble with mine too! It STINKS! " (Or words to that effect., Ad lib is fine) Quickly  place your apple on the counter  telling the sales person that they can have it back. The aim is to have a large pile of apples on the counter. Feel free to approach twice, if you have an extra apple.
Leave promptly as soon as you have handed over your fruit. This is the disperse

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Part Two

“New York New York meets the Boston Tea party”

Sorry about the walk, but make your way to Circular quay. Philip street end, near Wharf Number 2. You need to be there by 3:15

Locate the mob reps, wearing the Rastafarian hats. They will loiter in the area till 3:20 when they will begin to stroll towards the Opera House. Casually follow them. They will come to a stop outside one of the restaurants, and placing a hand on each others shoulder, will begin a slow Chorus line kick singing the first bars of New York New York. (You only need Da DA Da Da-Da for this one.) Join in, hand to shoulder, not hanging around one anothers necks, and start kicking and Dat da da-da-da ing along with them. It will be a stationary chorus line.

Continue this till the reps break the chorus line, un link arms and face the opposite direction, (you do the same) and adopt the teapot stance.


"I'm a little teapot short and stout.
Here is my handle, here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up, then I shout..
Tip me over and pour me out!"


Hey there sydmobbers. As always, a blast and a half!
MGM want your details!! Casting for “A Chorus line” has begun, and THEY WANT YOU!!

We know we have hit a winner when one of two things happen. One, when passers by join in, the other when we draw applause. The second event achieved both. LOVE it when a tourist sees us going off, and leaps into it. What a wonderful sense of Joie de vie!

Highlights? Probably the bemusement of the Computer store employees, who kept saying “We have SO MANY people in here” Then the look on the guys face as Tempest “returned” her apple. There was a moment that kind of hung in time, as he looked at the apple on the counter, then back at Tempest, thinking “My customer service course did not quite cover this”  This chick is obviously a lunatic.

When 50 or so other people then dumped apples on the counter, it was interesting to see that he took out his phone and started recording the event. We will ring the store and see if he is willing to share that footage. If so, bug the bejibbilits outta Mal to get him to post it.

Next mob will be in a couple of weeks..Stay tuned, spread the word. As always, any pics you may have are welcomed.




We still need photos from this Flashmob, So you shutterbugs send them in. Thanks again to to our regular shutterbug  - Geoff Fraser - for these pics.

VIDEO FOOTAGE (and other media)

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In the near future we may have some video footage and/or audio for you too take a look at...stay tuned.....

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