Fearless Act #19: Flash Mob Marriage Proposal!

Yesterday afternoon, I was busy rehearsing for a Flash Mob happening in Times Square that evening. The rehearsal, about three hours long, was filled with everyone from Grandmother’s to Mom’s and Daughter’s to even kids as young as ten. We were all donating our time to CREATE JOY THROUGH SURPRISE (company’s motto) and inspire the most romantic moment for the soon-to-be bride and groom. Flash Mob America is a spontaneous dance that appears out of nowhere with just one person, grows to hundreds of people then quickly disappears. The dance was to an up-tempo version of John Legend’s “All of Me.” Here I was, having never done this before, trying to learn choreography and placement in just a short amount of time. But I wasn’t alone. Almost half of the fifty people there were also first-timers. We were split up into groups, and the idea was to walk around Time Square as if we were just on-lookers until our cue (the chorus) played to join in and start dancing. What we didn’t predict was… The rain! I hear the music start, I walk towards it, weaving through tourists in the area, I see the finance (he wears a suit and she is wearing a red dress – details we were given at rehearsal) so my adrenaline is pumped. My cue hits, I join in, beaming from ear-to-ear with no regard that we’re all getting soaked from the rain. Then, towards the last chorus, we split in half to allow the parents of the bride walk through and surprise her (she is crying). Our last move is to drop down on one knee while the groom proposes. But we skipped that one as it was too wet. Everyone is applauding and snapping pictures, and all I could see, between all the umbrellas was this one shot of them kissing (she said, YES!). And just like that, the crowd fades, people fall away and the moment is now just a memory…but a glorious one that I’ll never forget!

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