In step with recent smart mob activity mentality we’ve been covering, a dance revolution broke out when hundreds gathered in NYC’s Union Square for a ‘silent rave’ event on Friday, April 19th. iPods in hand, the crowd began dancing at 6:15pm sharp. Each hearing only the song in their headphones, the group convulsed disparately. The not so silent dance-a-thon buzzed with onlookers and spontaneous hoots from dancers in the zone.
The crowd was comprised of many underage teens and NYU students. Some stood on benches and while others climbed the statue of George Washington but all shared a sense of camaraderie – insider information isn’t just power, it’s an icebreaker.