Just another day in the Highlands, perhaps. Over the weekend, hundreds of Facebook-connected Louisvillians set on keeping the city weird spilled off the sidewalks, momentarily taking over the intersection of Bardstown Road and Eastern Parkway. The “Movin’ Like Bernie” flash mob happened on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. (Check out lots of photos of the mob at Spry Media.)
According to WFPL:
The Facebook-organized flash mob ultimately saw several hundred people gather along the sidewalks to watch participants tilt their heads back and flop their arms around, mimicking a dance scene in the movie Weekend at Bernie’s 2.
The mob remained relatively subdued even with a few crowd surfers. After the song ended, police began ushering people off the street and the crowd began to disperse.
What’s really interesting to see here is so many people rethinking the use of public space, even if only for a moment and, for the most part, unconsciously. It’s nice to see so many people enjoying public space and finding creative ways of using it. That’s a good thing for the city, if you ask me.