SYDMOB #12 Saturday, 6 March 2004 - Approx participant count: 15-25

Emailed Instructions

SYDMOB #12

On the Morning of Saturday 6th March, you should have already synchronized your watch to the time of the Telstra clock, available by calling 1194

*By 11:30 am you should be in Sydney CBD, make your way to the corner of George & Druitt Streets

*By 11:40 am you should be in the Town Hall area, make your way to the back of St Andrews Cathedral, Cnr Bathurst & George Streets. (UBDô page no. 253 grid G9 - http://www.whereis.com/yp_search/email_map_redirect.jhtml?id=316604)

*The Mob Rep will be only present between 11:40am and 12:30 pm*

Look for an individual who has obviously just been lei-d, once found, approach and
Ask this question: "Where are the Village, people?


Script Instructions


SYDMOB #12

Mob Length: 2-3 minutes (near site 12:40 converge & act @ 12:45pm, disperse @ 12:49pm)
Mob site: Queen Victoria Statue - Outside QVB Building (Town Hall end)

Today, being Mardi Gras, we feel it important to honour the Queen who did not believe that lesbians existed, but who changed homosexuality from a hanging offence to two years hard labour. Good on ya Queen Vic.

By 12:40 you will be loitering in the vicinity of Town Hall end of the QVB. At 12:45, converge around the Statue, stand very straight, head high, chin up, facing the statue. Place your left hand over your heart, Right hand clenched and stretched out in front of you, raised in salute. The mob rep will approach the queen, and lay a lei at her feet. This is your signal to burst into a rousing chorus of "God Save our Queenz"

GOD SAVE OUR GRACIOUS QUEENS
LONG LIVE OUR NOBLE QUEENS
GOD SAVE OUR QUEENS

SEND THEM VICTORIOUS
HAPPY AND GLORIOUS
LONG TO REIGN OVER US

GOD SAVE OUR QUEENS

At the finish of this chorus, form a circle and perform the Hokey Pokey. Starting with the left hand, then right hand, and finally then body (IE: 3 choruses only). At the end of the last chorus, stick your arms out wide, flapping them in flight, and disperse, making any bird noise that you feel like. Stop flapping and making noises after you have exited the immediate area.

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



MOB IMAGES

This must have been our smallest event ever with only about 15 of us.  As it had been drizzling most of the morning, we also had decided to meet in the middle of the ground floor of the Queen Victoria Building. As it turned out it was a good decision, as it started to rain about a minute or three before we were due to start, so inside we headed.

We may have been a small group but gee that place has great acoustics and we sounded like a hundred people ! We also had an added bonus of people flocking in from all direction to escape the rain and straight to us. By the looks of bewilderment of their faces we were doing our part quiet well.

The disperse worked well (Of course it did with so few people disappearing into was was turning into a sea of people trying to escape the rain. Unfortunately it turned out we had left a few people behind waiting for the event to start around the statue - Opps - Sorry.

So come on Sydney are you up to this flash mobbing or are you all getting over it, vote with you feet and come to the next event.