Well, the Flash Mob in support of Yes on One was a total victory. At noon on Saturday, downtown Bangor turned into a pulsing dance floor of rainbow colors and smiling people. Supporters honked and waved. On-lookers held up signs and cheered. Children joined in and spun around with their hands in the air.
It was an incredible feat to pull of, and Suzanne did it with grace. She took an idea and turned it into such a beautiful reality. I mean, the flash mob rehearsal in the parking lot of a vacant Home Depot was a total blast. Add in the bright colors and the cheering crowds, and it was like a happiness overdose. Three news stations were there to capture the event, as well as about 100 spectators.
Suzanne's intention for this flash mob was not even really to make a political statement; it was to get together to do something positive and celebratory about love, to take some of the negative energy away from the election season, to support all of the people in this community who are feeling raw and exposed after months and months of listening to people talk about whether or not they deserve equal rights.
If the mission of the flash mob was fun and love, the mission was accomplished ten-fold. We were all buzzing for the rest of the day.
Here are some of my favorite pics:
|Ange capturing the day.|
Here. Look for yourself to see how much good energy went into and came out of this day. It was such a smashing success. Kudos to the amazing Matt Smith for making this video.
I just wish we could do it again. Crossing my fingers and holding my breath for Tuesday. Let's do this, Maine.