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'Flash opera' at Macy's AWESOME)
philly.com ^ | Nov 01, 2010 | philly.com

Posted on 11/11/2010 4:31:29 PM PST by mountn man

A flash mob hit Macy's in Center City on Saturday - 650 vocalists who, unknown to shoppers, had arranged to burst into song at noon.

The Video is AWESOME!!!


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Local News; Music/Entertainment; Religion
KEYWORDS: christmas; macys
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1 posted on 11/11/2010 4:31:35 PM PST by mountn man
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To: mountn man

http://www.philly.com/philly/video/106492678.html


2 posted on 11/11/2010 4:33:58 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: mountn man
Flash Brindisi was better.
3 posted on 11/11/2010 4:35:41 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Alamo-Girl; AmericanGirlRising; autumnraine; bergmeid; bethtopaz; Brad's Gramma; Dewey Revoltnow; ..

ping


4 posted on 11/11/2010 4:42:13 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: mountn man

That was awesome! Thanks for posting it.


5 posted on 11/11/2010 4:42:17 PM PST by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (Free Iowahawk! (http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2010/11/crisisgate.html))
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To: mountn man

How wonderful! A true glimpse into the joy of heaven.


6 posted on 11/11/2010 4:43:48 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: mountn man
Seems like every one of these is a weak immitation of the first one I ever saw. The idea that Macy's would have so many people milling about on some Saturday in October/November is absurd.

ML/NJ

7 posted on 11/11/2010 4:44:23 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: mountn man
Seems like every one of these is a weak immitation of the first one I ever saw. The idea that Macy's would have so many people milling about on some Saturday in October/November is absurd.

ML/NJ

8 posted on 11/11/2010 4:44:23 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: mountn man

They mentioned God and baby Jesus in Handel’s Messiah and no one was arrested or sued? There is hope for PA.


9 posted on 11/11/2010 4:45:31 PM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: mountn man

Very cool! “A random act of culture”.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp_RHnQ-jgU&feature=player_embedded#!
“Hallelujah!”


10 posted on 11/11/2010 4:46:32 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: mountn man
THIS is sooo beautiful! THIS (along with 8/28) proves there are more than 50 of us! THIS is "We the People!"

GOD BLESS THEM ALL - WHAT A WONDERFUL SIGHT!

AND HE SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER!!!

11 posted on 11/11/2010 4:47:21 PM PST by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: mountn man

Really enjoyed this, thanks for posting it!


12 posted on 11/11/2010 4:49:22 PM PST by KJC1
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To: ml/nj

The Wannamaker Building (Macys now) is a wonderful store, great architecture, history, the organ is a classic as is teh Christmas light show.

The store is huge and would be busy on this Saturday, especially with an organ recital in the main atrium.


13 posted on 11/11/2010 4:49:58 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: huldah1776
It gives me hope that God MAY still have mercy on this nation.

That there is still a remnant that love him.

14 posted on 11/11/2010 4:49:58 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: huldah1776
Imagine Heaven, with Jesus on the throne and millions singing this song. Not just singing, but SINGING!!!This song, every year brings tears to my eyes. Seeing this vid did that. I can imagineheaven, with millions singing this, with the floor shaking and the walls reverberating, and tears of joy flowing.
15 posted on 11/11/2010 4:54:41 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: mountn man

Well, I was truly impressed by the stillness of the crowd. But who knows. God is very angry at us, and we are legalizing all the things he hates, so...


16 posted on 11/11/2010 4:56:34 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: mountn man

Awesome indeed! One of the best posts on FR!


17 posted on 11/11/2010 5:01:37 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: mountn man

later


18 posted on 11/11/2010 5:02:01 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: mountn man

This is just beautiful. Thank you so much.


19 posted on 11/11/2010 5:02:57 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: mountn man
Not just a Random Act of Culture, but also a Random Act of Faith.

BRAVO!!!

20 posted on 11/11/2010 5:05:47 PM PST by giotto
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To: mountn man

bump


21 posted on 11/11/2010 5:06:04 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: 1rudeboy

Very nice! I enjoyed it.


22 posted on 11/11/2010 5:08:56 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: huldah1776
Agreed. But the Word tells us that it is God who ALLOWS rulers to rule.

In one night he removed Belshazzar.

If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

23 posted on 11/11/2010 5:09:44 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: ml/nj

Why be cynical about such a nice thing as this?


24 posted on 11/11/2010 5:11:31 PM PST by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: mountn man

I very much wish that I’d been there for that. FANTASTIC idea!


25 posted on 11/11/2010 5:13:36 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: mountn man

How I would loved just to stand in the middle of all of that and receive the FULL effect! It brings tears to the eyes! Imagine Heaven!


26 posted on 11/11/2010 5:17:08 PM PST by pvoce ('Good' sense and 'Common' sense are two entirely different concepts.)
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To: mountn man; STARWISE

I truly enjoyed this and sent it along to everyone I know. It was just beautiful! Something desperately needed at the moment......

Thank you for posting this!


27 posted on 11/11/2010 5:17:24 PM PST by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: Mad Dawg

ping


28 posted on 11/11/2010 5:21:04 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: don-o

Every time I watch or see one of these videos I wind up smiling and crying at the same time...nice to see happiness.


29 posted on 11/11/2010 5:22:37 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO!)
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To: mountn man

I very much enjoy symphonic classical music, but have never been a big opera fan. This, and the other such selections posted in this thread, seem to me to have an impact that a musically-identical performance in a music hall wouldn’t, to me.

Not sure why that is, but I like it.


30 posted on 11/11/2010 5:28:59 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: 1rudeboy

That’s my favorite!


31 posted on 11/11/2010 5:33:52 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Palin 2012...YOU BETCHA!.)
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To: don-o; ml/nj; Mrs. P; Gosh I love this neighborhood

It is a wonderful thing. However....in this economy compared to the area of Florida where I live, my first thought was that this must be an old clip. It is awesome that there is still somewhere in America where (regardless of the 650 singers), there are so many out shopping.


32 posted on 11/11/2010 5:35:33 PM PST by GILTN1stborn
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To: don-o; ml/nj; Mrs. P; Gosh I love this neighborhood

It is a wonderful thing. However....in this economy compared to the area of Florida where I live, my first thought was that this must be an old clip. It is awesome that there is still somewhere in America where (regardless of the 650 singers), there are so many out shopping.


33 posted on 11/11/2010 5:35:47 PM PST by GILTN1stborn
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Beautiful. Thanks for the posts!


34 posted on 11/11/2010 5:37:34 PM PST by constitutiongirl ("Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal."---Leo Tolstoy)
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To: Riley
Ever listen to Pop Opera? Stuff like Andrea Bocelli or Sarah Brightman.

I'm not big into opera, but have enjoyed some of the most popular stuff more so over the last few years.

Sarah Brightman isn't "true" opera, as real operaphiles will turn their noses. But I like her Operalite stuff.

35 posted on 11/11/2010 5:37:55 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: mountn man
thanks for posting this!

My favorite part was when the man lifted his child up high...so symbolic!

I was singing right along with them and this really raised my spirits!

36 posted on 11/11/2010 5:47:37 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Palin 2012...YOU BETCHA!.)
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To: mountn man

That did wonders for my spirit! Wonderful!


37 posted on 11/11/2010 5:49:27 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: mountn man

That is so wonderful, everyone there was uplifted.


38 posted on 11/11/2010 5:52:20 PM PST by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: mountn man

Thanks.

For some reason, I love those things.


39 posted on 11/11/2010 5:55:14 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: 1rudeboy
Flash Brindisi was better.

No it wasn't. While The Instant Brindisi was fun, it was not nearly as uplifting as Handel's Messiah. :-)

40 posted on 11/11/2010 5:56:39 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: mountn man

Wow! That was just beautiful. Thanks for posting it.


41 posted on 11/11/2010 5:58:54 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: mountn man

A listing of such:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=flash+mob&aq=0


42 posted on 11/11/2010 6:00:59 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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I can't see any of the other ones being as uplifting.

Here, the store was decorated for the Christmas season, and then HUNDREDS of people start singing one of the most GLORIOUS Christmas songs.

They could have chosen almost any other Christmas song, and yet they didn't.

At a time when Christ and Christmas aren't politically correct. When Christ has been replaced by Santa, Frosty and Rudolph, and Merry Christmas has been replaced by happy holidays, I find THIS very refreshing.

43 posted on 11/11/2010 6:21:02 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: ml/nj

Oh poo. At Christmas time the store is packed and beautiful. That 650 of them this time were singers is just neat.


44 posted on 11/11/2010 6:24:29 PM PST by fml
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To: mountn man
West Coast Swing Flash Mob
45 posted on 11/11/2010 6:26:35 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: mountn man

AGREED.

I also liked the DO RE MI one.


46 posted on 11/11/2010 7:01:40 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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Thanks for the ping!


47 posted on 11/11/2010 7:05:30 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: 1rudeboy

Magnifico!!


48 posted on 11/11/2010 11:46:34 PM PST by Sir_Ed
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Excellent

thanks for the ping


49 posted on 11/12/2010 1:54:42 PM PST by Nobel_1 (bring on the Patriots!)
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To: mountn man

Thanks so much for the ping - it’s quite STUNNING!
Its now doing the rounds of New Zealand.


50 posted on 11/13/2010 2:09:02 AM PST by Sharondownunderinnz
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