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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Ravel Bolero: Copenhagen Central Station Flash Mob

23 comments:

  1. That was actually quite a moving performance, and brilliantly done.

    Any chance we could arrange for a performance at Glasgow station for Thu 10th May.
    Now that would be awesome!

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  2. I was feeling a bit depressed after reading the windfarm blog.
    I was too annoyed to comment.
    Fortunately I listened to this after and it cheered me up no end.

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  3. Wonderful, played it three times. We nivver get owt like that on 'uddersfield station!

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  4. Do any of the congregation know anyone in the Royal Scottish National Orchestra? I wonder if they could play us off from Queen's Street in May?...

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  5. Love the way the harp and kettle drums just appear out of nowhere. Just HOW do you sneak those into a station without someone noticing?

    pujubbl!

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  6. "pujubble" indeed, Tony!

    Clever choice of music too for a Flash Mob, if you think about it, building instrument after instrument... What other pieces are orchestrated like that?

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  7. Still beaming from that, fantastic! The trombones get the best notes in at the end, in a piece full of folk loveliness regardless. Good advertising for the orchestra too

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  8. Hi David

    I expect you'll be sitting down for the rest of your life now and eating cake after cake. (Lemon drizzle cake was my favourite after my LEJOG - breakfast lunch & dinner - just as a starter..)

    It is very grinny, Isn't it! Wanted to clap & cheer at the end myself when I saw it for the first time.

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  9. Ah, good stuff - I feel another Commando Trad Raid coming on!

    Word: barks

    Just about sums it up.

    JJ

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  10. JJ:
    "Commando Trad Raid"
    I had to Google that one! I found THIS on the web for your delight!

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  11. One of those pieces of music that never fails to give me goosebumps, thanks Al!
    galvash

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  12. I'll ask around, but if I can't come up with an orchestra I could pop down to Queen Street and give you a blast on my harmonica!
    I remember reading about a flash mob at Liverpool Street a few years back where 200 peeps turned up with their favourite dance music on their ipods and started dancing at a pre-arranged signal - imagine, no audible music and 200 peeps all start dancing to different rythms at once...

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  13. Louise... Do you ever find yourself rolling your mouse's scroll wheel so that the 'clicks' are in time with the drums from Bolero?

    Aagh! I can't stop myself... Just thought I would share that with you. Try it. It's difficult to stop... I know you will...
    :-)

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  14. There's a thought, Pete: You with your harmonica, JJ & Waggy with their squeeze boxes (they do have a proper name - JJ will be along in a while to correct me)... perhaps a 50 hiker Conger dance around Queens Street station, melting away to their train to take them off to Mallaig or wherever...

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  15. Andrew W said... "I was feeling a bit depressed after reading the windfarm blog.
    I was too annoyed to comment.
    Fortunately I listened to this after and it cheered me up no end."

    We put Andrew, I felt exactly the same about both posts.

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  16. Waggy plays Anglo Concertina, I play Melodeon.

    Those French-Canadian Commando Trad raids are superb, they've done a number - many of them appear on YouTube.

    We did a Liverpool Raid earlier this year, others are planned but I'm sworn to secrecy.

    JJ

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  17. This is my favouritist (eh?) Commando-Trad Raid:
    http://youtu.be/Ni3x-uwAumo

    JJ

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  18. Just an ordinary place, people and time. And it's just pure joy at the end, isn't it?

    Quite wonderful.

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  19. Absolutely terrific. Just going back to watch and listen again.

    Where was Sarah Lund though?

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  20. Now there's a thing! I had never heard of Sarah Lund but after a bit of Googling I am off to find out more. The show sounds wonderful.

    Cheers Gibson!

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  21. It's gripping stuff Alan and you never quite know what's going to happen next.

    A bit like your blog really...

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  22. Ah, Gibson: That's the beauty of a disorganised mind: I have no idea either.

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