Grease - Central Station Antwerp.

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Grease - Central Station Antwerp.

Post by bindeweede » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:55 pm

It's a few years since I visited Antwerp and its fantastic railway station. I stumbled across this on YT and couldn't resist posting. Great fun.

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Post by Tony.Williams » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:44 pm

This reminds of this: [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtESUuA2gTc[/youtube] an extract from a BBC4 programme on clog dancing from about five years ago. I remember seeing it then - great fun indeed!

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Post by Matt » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:00 am

That looked like fun. Very good of the non-participants to stand aside so neatly.

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Post by bindeweede » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:11 pm

Matt wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:00 am
That looked like fun. Very good of the non-participants to stand aside so neatly.
Geordies are generally very accommodating. :thumb:

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Post by Tinkerbell » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:50 pm

Wonderful! I would love to witness a flash mob event. I would want to join in though! :)

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Post by Tony.Williams » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:37 pm

Tinkerbell wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Wonderful! I would love to witness a flash mob event. I would want to join in though! :)
You'll need a pair of hard, wooden clogs... :D

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Post by Tinkerbell » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:15 pm

Tony.Williams wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:37 pm
Tinkerbell wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Wonderful! I would love to witness a flash mob event. I would want to join in though! :)
You'll need a pair of hard, wooden clogs... :D
I fully admit to not understanding that comment...explain please..?

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Post by Tony.Williams » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:19 pm

Tinkerbell wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:15 pm
Tony.Williams wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:37 pm
Tinkerbell wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Wonderful! I would love to witness a flash mob event. I would want to join in though! :)
You'll need a pair of hard, wooden clogs... :D
I fully admit to not understanding that comment...explain please..?
I was referring to the clog-dancing flash-mob in the second message: no clogs = no dancing!

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Post by Tinkerbell » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:32 pm

Tony.Williams wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:19 pm
Tinkerbell wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:15 pm
Tony.Williams wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:37 pm
Tinkerbell wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Wonderful! I would love to witness a flash mob event. I would want to join in though! :)
You'll need a pair of hard, wooden clogs... :D
I fully admit to not understanding that comment...explain please..?
I was referring to the clog-dancing flash-mob in the second message: no clogs = no dancing!
Ah! I missed that link for some reason, have watched now, yes very good! :clap

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Post by Croydon13013 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:58 am

There have been quite a few at Liverpool Street Station in London over the years. It is particularly well laid out for flash mobs apparently.
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Post by Tony.Williams » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:22 am

It's a pity, really, that such activities are so rare. I have read (and I can well believe it) that communal singing and dancing are very good for people, individually and collectively. They strengthen social bonds and improve both mental and physical health and well-being. And they cost nothing. Yet they have almost disappeared from our culture. I wonder why?

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Post by chaggle » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:39 pm

Perhaps not quite the same but I would say that community choirs are having a renaissance at the moment- possibly due to the prominence of Gareth Malone.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gareth_Malone

Certainly I have friends and family who sing in choirs in their towns - and they're not really singers but nevertheless sound OK and enjoy it immensely.
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Post by Tony.Williams » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:27 pm

Estonia provides a fascinating example of using communal singing for social purposes, and on a different scale to anyone else. For their regular festivals there is a vast outdoor amphitheatre near Tallinn which can accommodate an audience of 100,000 (about 10% of the population) who gather to listen to choirs of 20,000-30,000. Must be quite an experience.

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