The popularity of flash mobs have made a smooth transition from TV sets and Youtube videos to the streets of India. So much so, the flash mob bug has caught on in the smaller cities as well, with people organising these ‘impromptu’ dance performances in shopping districts, theatres and even in the middle of crowded streets.
Though, it’s safe to say that such initiatives have been mostly lauded, there is always a case to be made for letting your near and dear ones know that you’re part of one — especially if there is a chance that you may be found out. One such case seems to be at the Payyanur bus stand in the Kannur district of Kerala, according to some media reports.
The bunch of college students dance to the popular number Lean On by Major Lazer and DJ Snake at a crowded bus stand. All goes well till the end of the song, when the students start clapping — giving onlookers the impression that the performance is over. But seconds later, the group forms a line again and start dancing to another song, and that’s when a sari clad woman comes rushing in and hits one of the girls performing.
According to reports, the woman — apparently the girl’s mother — was under the impression that her daughter was studying hard in college, and was quite shocked to find the teenager participating in a flash mob at the bus stand. The lady lost her cool and slapped her daughter, who was dancing in the front row, and started scolding her for playing truant.
The video has subsequently gone viral and is being widely shared on social media platforms.
It’s safe to say that after watching this video, many a flash mob participant will make sure they’re extra careful while planning such ‘impromptu’ gigs.