Proof that we’re a social species: a carefully planned moment of synchronicity

April 12, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More

Want some proof that we’re a social species?  Check out this carefully planned moment of synchronicity to the tune of “Do Re Mi.”

I don’t know anything about the group that is responsible for this delightful moment, but it reminds me of another group that poses like statues en masse in public spaces (I know we posted on this earlier, but I’m having trouble locating the link).  As always, it’s especially fun to watch the smiles the bystanders.

Here’s a related post, on synchronicity.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Tony Coyle says:

    That made me feel quite emotional! I think my heart just grew two sizes larger!

  2. Erika Price says:

    Erich: Looks like the work of Improv Everywhere to me. Similar exploits have included a musical song and dance number staged in a mall, a "freezing" in time at Grand Central Station, and an annual pants-off on the subways.

    For videos of their countless whimsical performances, see here: http://improveverywhere.com/

  3. Mindy Carney says:

    This actually was part of a reality show in Belgium, Erika – but I saw the frozen folks in Grand Central, etc. in the "related videos" on YouTube. I just loved this – between this and Susan Boyle singing on Britian's Got Talent, I had several moments of grinning stupidly through unabashed tears this week!

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