Flash mob target Lakeside

A flash mob caused a stir at Lakeside Shopping Centre.

Shoppers where stopped in their tracks when the Rock Choir, which has groups in Wickford, Leigh, Chelmsford and Brentwood, unexpectedly performed “Dancing in the Street” as part of a synchronised charity event across the UK.

All the money raised went to Sport Relief.

Lakeside’s marketing manager, Sophie Scott, said: “We were delighted to host this flash mob for our local Rock Choir members.

“We also thought it would be a fantastic way to treat our shoppers to a fun surprise when they were least expecting it.”

The Lakeside flash mob raised more than £300 and helped Rock Choir raise in excess of £10,000 in total for Sports Relief.

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7:54am Thu 29 Mar 12

JonAbleton says...

This isnt a flashmob, a flashmob is supposed to look un-rehearsed and spontanious. They are all wearing their matching T-Shirts! lol
This isnt a flashmob, a flashmob is supposed to look un-rehearsed and spontanious. They are all wearing their matching T-Shirts! lol JonAbleton
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10:02am Thu 29 Mar 12

muffindamule says...

A fun thing but wearing a little thin these days imho.
A fun thing but wearing a little thin these days imho. muffindamule
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10:37am Thu 29 Mar 12

John the resonator says...

Brilliant singing. Good for them. Hope they raise loads more.
Brilliant singing. Good for them. Hope they raise loads more. John the resonator
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11:20am Thu 29 Mar 12

BenfleetH says...

JohnAbleton... they all had jackets and jumpers on first, then took them off towards the end of the song to show their tshirts, they literally walked in at different times, sung and then merged back into the crowds. Well Done for raising money for a worthwhile cause!
JohnAbleton... they all had jackets and jumpers on first, then took them off towards the end of the song to show their tshirts, they literally walked in at different times, sung and then merged back into the crowds. Well Done for raising money for a worthwhile cause! BenfleetH
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11:21am Thu 29 Mar 12

scumbagman1 says...

When I give my personal money to a charitable cause, then I choose carefully that my money supports people in the UK only. I would not give 2 pence of my money to go outside the UK. We pay £10 a month hospice Basildon, £8 a month prostrate uk and when we get asked for emergency donations, if its for the uk we give with our heart. Wouldnt give 2 bob to go abroad.
When I give my personal money to a charitable cause, then I choose carefully that my money supports people in the UK only. I would not give 2 pence of my money to go outside the UK. We pay £10 a month hospice Basildon, £8 a month prostrate uk and when we get asked for emergency donations, if its for the uk we give with our heart. Wouldnt give 2 bob to go abroad. scumbagman1
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12:27pm Thu 29 Mar 12

rjsizzler says...

The most un-energetic flash mob ever?
The most un-energetic flash mob ever? rjsizzler
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12:31pm Thu 29 Mar 12

R85 says...

This isn’t EXACTLY a flash mob is it? Wouldn’t this be more of a Smart Mob (see Wikipedia)? Sounds more like a Smart Mob. I always think of a flash mob as being individuals (not affiliated with anyone or any organisation) organised through social media networks and similar and not always necessarily completely legal! In my eyes this is more of a Smart Mob than a Flash Mob!
This isn’t EXACTLY a flash mob is it? Wouldn’t this be more of a Smart Mob (see Wikipedia)? Sounds more like a Smart Mob. I always think of a flash mob as being individuals (not affiliated with anyone or any organisation) organised through social media networks and similar and not always necessarily completely legal! In my eyes this is more of a Smart Mob than a Flash Mob! R85
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1:03pm Thu 29 Mar 12

emcee says...

Yawn! Very uninspired.
Yawn! Very uninspired. emcee
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1:43pm Thu 29 Mar 12

Jesslca says...

scumbagman1 wrote:
When I give my personal money to a charitable cause, then I choose carefully that my money supports people in the UK only. I would not give 2 pence of my money to go outside the UK. We pay £10 a month hospice Basildon, £8 a month prostrate uk and when we get asked for emergency donations, if its for the uk we give with our heart. Wouldnt give 2 bob to go abroad.
My dad died of Prostate cancer and we pay £40 a month to the cause, but NO way would I want people to walk around in the nude especially men as its a bit of perversion. Naturist are pervs and weirdos and have been since 1964. many Men love showing their tackle to young kids without getting nicked. Should be banned.. Dirty pervs !”

£8 or £40? Make your mind up..
[quote][p][bold]scumbagman1[/bold] wrote: When I give my personal money to a charitable cause, then I choose carefully that my money supports people in the UK only. I would not give 2 pence of my money to go outside the UK. We pay £10 a month hospice Basildon, £8 a month prostrate uk and when we get asked for emergency donations, if its for the uk we give with our heart. Wouldnt give 2 bob to go abroad.[/p][/quote]My dad died of Prostate cancer and we pay £40 a month to the cause, but NO way would I want people to walk around in the nude especially men as its a bit of perversion. Naturist are pervs and weirdos and have been since 1964. many Men love showing their tackle to young kids without getting nicked. Should be banned.. Dirty pervs !” £8 or £40? Make your mind up.. Jesslca
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2:11pm Thu 29 Mar 12

emcee says...

Jesslca wrote:
scumbagman1 wrote:
When I give my personal money to a charitable cause, then I choose carefully that my money supports people in the UK only. I would not give 2 pence of my money to go outside the UK. We pay £10 a month hospice Basildon, £8 a month prostrate uk and when we get asked for emergency donations, if its for the uk we give with our heart. Wouldnt give 2 bob to go abroad.
My dad died of Prostate cancer and we pay £40 a month to the cause, but NO way would I want people to walk around in the nude especially men as its a bit of perversion. Naturist are pervs and weirdos and have been since 1964. many Men love showing their tackle to young kids without getting nicked. Should be banned.. Dirty pervs !”

£8 or £40? Make your mind up..
What are you on?
What has naturists got to do with this article?
Maybe you may have a problem that you have been bottling up for years. I would talk to someone if I were you.
[quote][p][bold]Jesslca[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scumbagman1[/bold] wrote: When I give my personal money to a charitable cause, then I choose carefully that my money supports people in the UK only. I would not give 2 pence of my money to go outside the UK. We pay £10 a month hospice Basildon, £8 a month prostrate uk and when we get asked for emergency donations, if its for the uk we give with our heart. Wouldnt give 2 bob to go abroad.[/p][/quote]My dad died of Prostate cancer and we pay £40 a month to the cause, but NO way would I want people to walk around in the nude especially men as its a bit of perversion. Naturist are pervs and weirdos and have been since 1964. many Men love showing their tackle to young kids without getting nicked. Should be banned.. Dirty pervs !” £8 or £40? Make your mind up..[/p][/quote]What are you on? What has naturists got to do with this article? Maybe you may have a problem that you have been bottling up for years. I would talk to someone if I were you. emcee
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2:34pm Thu 29 Mar 12

Jesslca says...

emcee wrote:
Jesslca wrote:
scumbagman1 wrote: When I give my personal money to a charitable cause, then I choose carefully that my money supports people in the UK only. I would not give 2 pence of my money to go outside the UK. We pay £10 a month hospice Basildon, £8 a month prostrate uk and when we get asked for emergency donations, if its for the uk we give with our heart. Wouldnt give 2 bob to go abroad.
My dad died of Prostate cancer and we pay £40 a month to the cause, but NO way would I want people to walk around in the nude especially men as its a bit of perversion. Naturist are pervs and weirdos and have been since 1964. many Men love showing their tackle to young kids without getting nicked. Should be banned.. Dirty pervs !” £8 or £40? Make your mind up..
What are you on? What has naturists got to do with this article? Maybe you may have a problem that you have been bottling up for years. I would talk to someone if I were you.
It's a quote from 'scumbagman1's post.............
if you think me writing '£8 or £40? Make your mind up' means I need to talk to someone I better get down to a psychiatrist!!

I advise you read this weirdos comments on the article http://www.echo-news
.co.uk/news/9611896.
Naked_golf_on_Southe
nd_seafront_sets_new
_record/?ref=mc
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jesslca[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scumbagman1[/bold] wrote: When I give my personal money to a charitable cause, then I choose carefully that my money supports people in the UK only. I would not give 2 pence of my money to go outside the UK. We pay £10 a month hospice Basildon, £8 a month prostrate uk and when we get asked for emergency donations, if its for the uk we give with our heart. Wouldnt give 2 bob to go abroad.[/p][/quote]My dad died of Prostate cancer and we pay £40 a month to the cause, but NO way would I want people to walk around in the nude especially men as its a bit of perversion. Naturist are pervs and weirdos and have been since 1964. many Men love showing their tackle to young kids without getting nicked. Should be banned.. Dirty pervs !” £8 or £40? Make your mind up..[/p][/quote]What are you on? What has naturists got to do with this article? Maybe you may have a problem that you have been bottling up for years. I would talk to someone if I were you.[/p][/quote]It's a quote from 'scumbagman1's post............. if you think me writing '£8 or £40? Make your mind up' means I need to talk to someone I better get down to a psychiatrist!! I advise you read this weirdos comments on the article http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/9611896. Naked_golf_on_Southe nd_seafront_sets_new _record/?ref=mc Jesslca
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3:08pm Thu 29 Mar 12

John the resonator says...

Jesslca you are quite right in 'exposing' the odd idea that people raising money for charity in a slightly daring way at an organised event is perverted. Or that naturists are 'pervs and weirdos. 'I believe the golf event was screened off from the general public anyway.
Jesslca you are quite right in 'exposing' the odd idea that people raising money for charity in a slightly daring way at an organised event is perverted. Or that naturists are 'pervs and weirdos. 'I believe the golf event was screened off from the general public anyway. John the resonator
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3:53pm Thu 29 Mar 12

Thekingofsouthend says...

Shut it Jessica
Shut it Jessica Thekingofsouthend
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4:21pm Thu 29 Mar 12

muffindamule says...

Jessica, you had me worried for a while but I think I've discovered the naked truth of the matter now.
It is not obvious , to the casual observer, that your 1:43pm reply to scumbag is actually a quotation of his comment on another thread. I think this has caused some confusion. It certainly left me a little perplexed at first.
Jessica, you had me worried for a while but I think I've discovered the naked truth of the matter now. It is not obvious , to the casual observer, that your 1:43pm reply to scumbag is actually a quotation of his comment on another thread. I think this has caused some confusion. It certainly left me a little perplexed at first. muffindamule
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4:23pm Thu 29 Mar 12

Blind Haze says...

I'm glad that Jesslca's on board - it's about time we recruited another nonsensical lunatic who rants incessant bile to the Echo family.

Let's embrace her.
I'm glad that Jesslca's on board - it's about time we recruited another nonsensical lunatic who rants incessant bile to the Echo family. Let's embrace her. Blind Haze
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7:18pm Thu 29 Mar 12

CALL ME CLINT says...

@Jessica who wrote some very strange things:

The following site might be of help to you.

http://www.spireheal
thcare.com/wellesley
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@Jessica who wrote some very strange things: The following site might be of help to you. http://www.spireheal thcare.com/wellesley /our-facilities-trea tments-and-consultan ts/our-consultants/d r-lars-davidsson/ CALL ME CLINT
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7:38pm Thu 29 Mar 12

CALL ME CLINT says...

muffindamule wrote:
Jessica, you had me worried for a while but I think I've discovered the naked truth of the matter now.
It is not obvious , to the casual observer, that your 1:43pm reply to scumbag is actually a quotation of his comment on another thread. I think this has caused some confusion. It certainly left me a little perplexed at first.
Ah, yes. Now I see it. Thank you for pointing that out Muffin.

Jessica, you really should use quotation marks at the very least or people will assume the words you use are your own and think you are as mad as a box of frogs (which you're probably not!)
[quote][p][bold]muffindamule[/bold] wrote: Jessica, you had me worried for a while but I think I've discovered the naked truth of the matter now. It is not obvious , to the casual observer, that your 1:43pm reply to scumbag is actually a quotation of his comment on another thread. I think this has caused some confusion. It certainly left me a little perplexed at first.[/p][/quote]Ah, yes. Now I see it. Thank you for pointing that out Muffin. Jessica, you really should use quotation marks at the very least or people will assume the words you use are your own and think you are as mad as a box of frogs (which you're probably not!) CALL ME CLINT
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4:10pm Fri 30 Mar 12

The Cowboy says...

My mother-in-law took part in this, it was a great performance from several of the Essex rock choirs. Flashmob/Smartmob, who cares, it was partly a stunt for Lakeside also but it was warmly received by the shoppers there and was pulled off really well.
My mother-in-law took part in this, it was a great performance from several of the Essex rock choirs. Flashmob/Smartmob, who cares, it was partly a stunt for Lakeside also but it was warmly received by the shoppers there and was pulled off really well. The Cowboy
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6:27pm Fri 30 Mar 12

APR says...

scumbagman1 wrote:
When I give my personal money to a charitable cause, then I choose carefully that my money supports people in the UK only. I would not give 2 pence of my money to go outside the UK. We pay £10 a month hospice Basildon, £8 a month prostrate uk and when we get asked for emergency donations, if its for the uk we give with our heart. Wouldnt give 2 bob to go abroad.
Indeed.

During the course of the year, my wife and I give quite a lot to charity. We like it to go where "We " want it to go.

Good luck to these people, but I don't give to charity where the BBC is involved either. I find this "pulling at the heart strings" to be extremely offensive.
[quote][p][bold]scumbagman1[/bold] wrote: When I give my personal money to a charitable cause, then I choose carefully that my money supports people in the UK only. I would not give 2 pence of my money to go outside the UK. We pay £10 a month hospice Basildon, £8 a month prostrate uk and when we get asked for emergency donations, if its for the uk we give with our heart. Wouldnt give 2 bob to go abroad.[/p][/quote]Indeed. During the course of the year, my wife and I give quite a lot to charity. We like it to go where "We " want it to go. Good luck to these people, but I don't give to charity where the BBC is involved either. I find this "pulling at the heart strings" to be extremely offensive. APR
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4:48pm Sat 31 Mar 12

iwasapunk says...

I generally hate flash mobs.Lots of people getting off all doing the same thing thinking they are wacky and mad and showing off. But this is for a good cause tho
I generally hate flash mobs.Lots of people getting off all doing the same thing thinking they are wacky and mad and showing off. But this is for a good cause tho iwasapunk
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