Apr 052008

2pm on Saturday 5 April…

The rainclouds have parted and a huge zombie flashmob is making its way across town…complete with bloodstained clothes and a zombie walk….

Their destination …the Alexander Library Building, where they are banging on the clear glass windows to scare the patrons.

I guess that’s the spot in town with the most brains. Love to hear the reaction from any librarians who were there on the day.

Watch the livestreamed video from a cellphone here:


For further info, see the Do or DIY flashmob site for Perth.

Now, If you’ve ever been in a training session with me, you know that some time or other I get around to playing a Common Craft clip. This one is for the librarians in central Perth ….

Zombies in Plain English

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  9 Responses to “Zombie flashmob in the middle of Perth”

  1. Very Strange…
    If I were from another country I would put it down to cultural differences. However, I am Aussie (Melbourne) and still don’t understand. What is the purpose of this madness?

  2. Hey Kathryn. Do you do Memes? I;ve been tagged by Doug Johnson, and now I’m tagging you. It’s a High School Daze & Praise meme. Read mine here:

    I hope you’ll participate.

  3. As good as they are, I thought I was over CommonCraft videos – but this one is great. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I’ve tried the mob thingy years ago when i was in Singapore. We (maybe 50+ of us) opened our umbrellas in a busy shopping centre for 1 minutes and left. Good fun!

  5. Hmmm. Methinks a lot of those zombies were moving a leeeeetle too quickly to pass for undead! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Hi Kathryn,
    I Googled Meme: High School Daze to Praise and found your site. I began the meme. I hope you don’t find them annoying. This one about recommending a popular high school novel will hopefully resonate for you and your readers. Could you check out my post at Quoteflections about five days ago? I reviewed Anderson’s Speak for a Grade 9 class.

    I have bookmarked your site. I had a niece visit your area several years ago – exotic! I would appreciate very much if you could leave a comment at my site. How exciting to share professional insights.

    Best wishes,
    Paul Cornies

  7. Hi *Julie*…To me flashmobs represent a whimsy added to everyday lives. I think of the scene in the Fisher King where everyone in Grand Central Station suddenly starts waltzing and then breaks up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9ifIhCIhg . People don’t HAVE to dress as zombies or open their umbrellas simultaneously or point to the sky en masse, but then again …. maybe people don’t HAVE to be so very grim and proper and everday about their lives either …

    *Jean* – I never thought I’d get to use this video clip. Who’d have thought?

    *Hoi* – would love to see that in Singapore. Everyone seems so polite there I can imagine them just going on with their own business around you.

    *Meg* – that’s just what some of my Perth Twitter friends said – see the note on this image … http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgiles/2389685798/in/set-72157604392066520/

  8. *Cathy* and *Paul* Hope to get onto this within a couple of weeks. Still thinking, as the one that immediately springs to mind is a biography.

  9. I love the flashmob ‘big freeze’ in Grand Central by Improv Everywhere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwMj3PJDxuo), there was a (not so good) one in Edinburgh not so long ago.

    And I am now fully prepeared for zombie attack…just gotta find me a nice loch with an island in the middle and stock up! ๐Ÿ˜€

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