Awesome “Sound of Music” Flash Mob

by Katy on January 28, 2011 · 25 comments

I don’t know why flash mobs make me cry, but they always do. I guess it’s good that I’ve never witnessed one in person, as I would mortify those around me.

I love that this mob is is comprised almost entirely of little girls.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

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Melissa January 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Why did that make me cry? I think you planted that idea, because I’m all teary now.


Mary Stubblefield January 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I would love to witness a flash mob in person. even better…be in one. they are sooo cool! One of my favorite episodes of Modern Family was when they did the flash mob episode….thanks for sharing


Darcidoodle January 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm

This was the first flash mob I ever saw (it’s an oldie but goodie!) and I bawled like a small child. I teared up today, too. Happy, happy tears. 🙂


Melissa January 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm

After watching this I grabbed the one from my blog I put up for Christmas. AMAZING. Thanks for sharing……take a look at this amazing one in a mall also…


Jessica Wolk-Stanley January 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Maybe you should organize a NCA flash mob happening…


Katy January 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm

The Beatles’ “Money Can’t Buy me Love!”



Amanda N January 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Thanks for sharing that. I had my husband and 16 month old son watch it. They loved it. “The Sound of Music” is one of our favorites. You made our day! Would love to see a flash mob in person.


Heather January 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm

They make me tear up too, but I am a weeper by nature. I would love to witness one firsthand too, but I would weep.


Lori from Michigan January 28, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I tend to be rather crabby and anti-social in general, but this helped to remind me that there is a lot to love about the human race. We are so wonderfully surprising and nutty at times.


Kaz January 28, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Gosh I am so glad I am not the only one who cries when watching stuff like that. Fantastic!


Amanda January 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I always tear up or full on cry when I watch a flash mob video. I think it’s because I’m Highly Sensitive. Google it sometime. Maybe you are as well. Love your blog 🙂


Susan January 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm

They make me cry, too. I think it’s the pure *joy* of these. No agenda, no sales pitch, nothing — just fun! Thank you for sharing.


Jessica January 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm

That is so weird – I thought I was the only person that cried over flashmobs and now I find out that it’s more common than I thought! The worst thing was – they showed this one at a teacher professional development and I had to hide I was crying from a whole ballroom full of people, not easy!

Thanks for reminding me of this – my favourite flash mob!


Shannon January 28, 2011 at 7:27 pm

I love this one and it made me cry too 🙂


Anne January 28, 2011 at 7:54 pm

They also make me cry, but then I cry often while watching movies, commercials, etc. My daughters enjoy watching me to see if I’ve started to cry yet when touching things come on the screen.


Kimberly January 28, 2011 at 8:20 pm

I love flash mob events like this…and the funniest thing is that when we’ve had them in our community, a million emails start flurrying worrying about “mobs” that “flash” and cause riots. Makes me want to *eye roll*!!!! There is something SO positive about these events, and people’s ignorance leads to fear of what they don’t understand.


Allison January 28, 2011 at 8:30 pm

but if it is professionally organized and photographed, IS it a ‘flash mob’ or a ‘performance’ (no matter how unconventional the venue)?


Allison January 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm

but- if it is professionally organized and photographed– IS it a ‘flash mob’ or a ‘performance’ (no matter how unconventional the venue)?


Jennifer January 29, 2011 at 6:09 am

Watching them on you tube makes me cry too. However I did witness one first hand right before Christmas in downtown Keene. It was amazing and left me smiling all day.


PigPennies January 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Sound of Music Flash Mob?! Two of the greatest things ever combined 🙂 I just bawled, my husband thinks I’m crazy now. Loved it, thank you!


Nicole January 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I get goosebumps from watching flash mobs.
I also get goosebumps from hearing Julie Andrews sing.

My goosebumps had goosebumps.


Katy January 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm

That’s a lot of goosebumps.



SamanthaKaye January 29, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Katy–same reaction. I think it has to do with all those people happy and working together at something. If I saw one in person I would probably be a mess. 🙂


Never Cry March 1, 2011 at 11:12 am

Wow – so glad to see others out there that cry when they watch flash mobs. (I cry at parades, too!) I think it ‘s just the outpouring of humanitarism. Seeing people doing things just to put smiles on other people’s faces makes me cry.

Other than that, one would rarely see me cry. Silly, but touching.


Joanna March 24, 2011 at 6:20 pm

These always make me cry too! The one of the Hallelujah chorus in the department store in Philly does it to me every time.

Question: How does one find a flash mob to join? HOW COOL!


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