Flash Mob Invades Grocery Store JT February 5, 2009 Bizarre 7 Comments On January 31, in the original Whole Foods grocery store in Austin, Texas, a group of people assembled into what is now referred to as a flash mob.Â Made famous by the mob that appeared in Grand Central Station, hundreds ofÂ people appear and then freeze at a specific moment.Â The same thing happened in Whole Foods.Â See for yourself: Now I am all for freedom of expression, but if someone gets in my way of the olive bar when I am running late (or in general), watch out.Â These elbows donâ€™t look like much until they hit you in the breadbasket.Â You can see from the video how tight some of the quarters are – this seems to be pretty an ill-conceived plan – and it is amazing that a fight didn’t break out.Â Trouble happens when you get between people and their food. What kind of statement does this make to you?Â Is it actually art? Also, if you want to start your own mob scene, Boing Boing has some tips here â€“ just stay out of my grocery store! H/t to Austinist for the scoop. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts JT Latest posts by JT (see all) Starbucks Enters New Beverage Territory - August 1, 2013 Dole’s Banana Dippers Look Promising - July 7, 2013 Time For Summer Food - June 20, 2013 7 Responses Whole Fooder February 5th, 2009 I think this would make everyone’s afternoon more interesting. If it happened every week, it might get irritating, but no one should be angry about this one instance. I would just hope that no one froze while in line at the checkout or something. Reply Cary February 5th, 2009 Isn’t this…anti-mob scene? When picturing mobs, there are almost always people holding crude torches and pitchforks. Either that or wearing bandannas and fake Ray-Bans clutching rocks and/or Molotov cocktails. Standing still in a grocery store isn’t art. It happens to 80 year old women all over the country every day. Only they fart every once in a while and eventually obtain the can of asparagus that is 27 cents cheaper with the Smart Shopper coupon. Reply shatraw February 5th, 2009 c’mon cary. anything that people do that intentionally annoys other people is art. remember when slanch made national headlines by riding the 4 train in his boxers a couple years ago? well, this year, it was like 1400 people doing it. i guess what i’m saying is people should stop sucking. Reply suicide_blond February 5th, 2009 i like the whole flash mob concept…it is a “power to the people” kind of movement that i think is fun and thought provoking… ive participated a few times in NYC… all good fun… but then im one of those crazies that actually LIKES performance art… xoxo Reply Biz February 5th, 2009 That is the weirdest thing I have ever seen! I’ll have to send this link to my brother who lives in Austin. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.