View Full Version : Flash mobs cause Mall evacuation

12-21-2010, 11:34 PM
ROSEVILLE, Calif. Fire officials say a Northern California mall was evacuated after nearly 5,000 holiday revelers showed up for a "flash mob" organized by a local choral society.

Fire Inspector Tom Dodaro tells KXTV that the spontaneous holiday musical performance at the Roseville Galleria drew a huge crowd.

Officials say there were reports of the floor and foundation moving and creaking near the food court, which spurred the evacuation.

Flash mobs are groups of singers or dancers whose surprise performances in public places are often recorded and posted online.

The group Monday was there to sing Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" in an event organized by the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra.

The evacuation was orderly, and the singers planned to sing outside the mall.


12-21-2010, 11:36 PM
It wouldn't have been evacuated if they sung Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.

I saw a YouTube video of this being done in Philly, it was pretty neat actually.

12-22-2010, 01:08 AM
Why do some people love crowds? Stories like this make me want to move to the mountains.