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Epic flash mob, New York (MP3 Experiment Eight) (13 photos)
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July 16, 2011 New York - The MP3 Experiment Eight flash mob at the Hudson. Thousands of people downloaded an hour-long mp3 track, synced their watches, brought lights to a meeting spot, and pressed play at the same time. The event was epic - as it turns out, half the attendants dressed in black with a different MP3 and meeting location, while the other half dressed in white. The two groups ultimately meet in a city park - exchanging greetings, dancing, jedi-flashlight battles, and finally glowstick-lit farewells in masquerade masks. Hosted by ImprovEverywhere.

Update: Photo #4 was later featured in National Geographic's Daily Dozen (July - Week 3, Page 2).
MP3 Experiment Eight - The Southern "black shirt" tribe practices a dance, later used when greeting the Northern "white shirt" tribe.
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MP3 Experiment Eight - The Southern "black shirt" tribe practices a dance, later used when greeting the Northern "white shirt" tribe. - View on Flickr
MP3 Experiment Eight
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MP3 Experiment Eight - View on Flickr
MP3 Experiment Eight - Walking, jumping, running (per mp3 instructions) towards the neutral meeting grounds.
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MP3 Experiment Eight - Walking, jumping, running (per mp3 instructions) towards the neutral meeting grounds. - View on Flickr
MP3 Experiment Eight - An "arm tunnel" impromptu construction leads latecomers into the park.
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MP3 Experiment Eight - An "arm tunnel" impromptu construction leads latecomers into the park. - View on Flickr
MP3 Experiment Eight - The northern tribe arrives, shining flashlights as a greeting.
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MP3 Experiment Eight - The northern tribe arrives, shining flashlights as a greeting. - View on Flickr
MP3 Experiment Eight - Lights are shown as a "greeting."
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MP3 Experiment Eight - Lights are shown as a "greeting." - View on Flickr
MP3 Experiment Eight - Lights are shown as a "greeting."
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MP3 Experiment Eight - Lights are shown as a "greeting." - View on Flickr
MP3 Experiment Eight - Two groups meet.
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MP3 Experiment Eight - Two groups meet. - View on Flickr
MP3 Experiment Eight - Two groups meet.
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MP3 Experiment Eight - Two groups meet. - View on Flickr
MP3 Experiment Eight - Two groups meet.
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MP3 Experiment Eight - Two groups meet. - View on Flickr
MP3 Experiment Eight - Merry-making with glowsticks and lights.
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MP3 Experiment Eight - Merry-making with glowsticks and lights. - View on Flickr
MP3 Experiment Eight - Glowsticks and flashlight jedi battles.
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MP3 Experiment Eight - Glowsticks and flashlight jedi battles. - View on Flickr
MP3 Experiment Eight - MP3 instructions: party like at a rave in 1996 as a farewell.
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MP3 Experiment Eight - MP3 instructions: party like at a rave in 1996 as a farewell. - View on Flickr
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