Line dancing. At the mall.

11/21/10

The other day I went to Funan DigitaLife Mall to pick up a new webcam. Funan is like a huge tech mall, with stores carrying all sorts of electronics, gadgets, and more. For my friends and family back in the US, imagine if Fry's Electronics broke itself up into a bunch of stores and turned into a mall. An eight story mall! I enjoy geeking out here from time to time. 

But anyway, this information is not the reason for my post. This is:

At first I thought these folks were doing a sort of flashmob. Then I realized they were way more serious about dancing than that. There was no obvious leader or instructor. Most of the people had proper dance shoes. Everyone knew different dances, and knew which ones to do for each song that came on. Notice the lady that walks into the shot at around the 30 second mark. She has the dance memorized.

I was sort of caught off guard because they were dancing to country music in the center of this enormous tech mall. But what really caught my attention was the Western attire of a few of the dancers. Down to the eagle shirts and American flag bandannas tied around their necks. 
 Check out those people with the cowboy hats. They mean business. They even have huge belt buckles and cowboy boots. Yee haw!
Okay, this guy stole the show. He was so into his line dancing, and his outfit was straight out of the Southwest. You could definitely tell this wasn't his first rodeo (yeah sorry, that was cheesy).
Kinda makes me want to participate in an actual flashmob now. 

11 comments:

  1. One word: Awesome.

    And one question: Why didn't you join in????

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  2. We saw this at China Town a couple of weeks ago. Classic!! I posted a video on my blog. My favorite experience in Singapore so far. :) My favorite was the faded out Wrangler jeans and big belt buckle guy too! It was like a little piece of home for this Texas girl.

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  3. Did they break out the "Achy Brakey" at any point?

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  4. @Kiersten: I didn't know the moves!

    @Elia: I didn't hear that song, thank goodness.

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  5. that is hysterical, oh my goodness!

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  6. Country music line dancing makes me bust out. I think it is interesting that here in Singapore the malls are kind of like the community centers.
    If I saw this I too would be fascinated, but the flash mobs seem cooler,like performance art. But hey, who am I to say what is cooler.
    The guy in the cowboy hat and jeans with the buckle has got it going on!

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  7. That's pretty amazing. I have been to Funan a couple of times have never seen anything like that! Great captures of the moment. Especially the guys in the cowboy hat and boots. I always enjoy your photos.

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  8. Wow, that is really cool! Reminds me of movies where they all dance in the end!

    besos,

    ML
    Come say Bonjour at:

    20 YORK STREET

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  9. oh my gosh! i love things like this! so fun. and what a unique idea for a mall!

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  10. there's actually a country and western store in penninsular plaza. worth checking out. lots of hats and belt buckles. I think they have stuffed rattlesnakes

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  11. We saw this at China Town a couple of weeks ago. Classic!! I posted a video on my blog. My favorite experience in Singapore so far. :) My favorite was the faded out Wrangler jeans and big belt buckle guy too! It was like a little piece of home for this Texas girl.

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