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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mormon Flash Mob


The two videos above are from the article, "Local Teens Join Mormon Flash Mob." According to the article:
A flash mob is a large group of people who assemble in a public place to perform a spontaneous act and quickly disperse after it is over.
You can trace the history of flash mobs over time at Wikipedia. This particular flash mob was part of a L.D.S. (Mormon) Youth Conference.


Youth Conferences are generally held once a year. They are usually a three day event or so, where spiritual, intellectual and social activities are sponsored by the Church for young people, usually ages 14-18. Events are usually held at college campuses during off-peak times.


This event occurred in California and about 350 teens were involved:
The teens were from a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints youth conference. To kick off that event, they organized the flash mob to create a fun wholesome experience for themselves and onlookers, LDS spokeswoman Karen Lake said.
I remember youth conferences as wonderful opportunities that were often spiritual pivotal points in my life and those of my friends. I have fond memories of them and whole-heartedly support them. It is just one of the things Mormons do for youth.

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