This past couple of weeks, me and Kristyn have been planning something secret that I mentioned in a previous blog. (I told you I wasn’t supposed to tell you.) Anyway, it was that we were participating in a Flash Mob. I mean, honestly we probably could have told you that because it’s not like we even had any pertinent information about it.
Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself. I mentioned Flash Mob America in my GLAAD Media Awards Post. Flash Mob America is a gang of people who organize sychronized dances to perform in public venues. The idea is to surprise the unsuspecting masses. They are really organized and usually “hired” to do this places, such as the GLAAD Media Awards and this past Friday’s Pink Party.
Anyway, we saw them at the GLAAD Awards and though they were funny so we signed up. Luckily, they had a Flash Mob event coming up. They didn’t tell us where it would be just when it would be. They gave us video of the choreography and set up practices. We only went to one but the one we went to was a lot of fun. Learning how to do a dance routine with a gaggle of people you don’t know in an outdoor park is hysterical. It wasn’t a group of professional dancers, just fools like us who like to have a laugh. There were people who were GOOD and people like us who were tripping over our own feet. Everyone is welcome, no judgements are made and NO not everyone knew each other. Just a buncha strangers who think this is a funny idea.
Anyway, the routine was to a medly of Lady Gaga songs. We found out our location soon before the event and were told just to wear a lot of pink.
The location was the 3’rd Annual Pink Party in Long Beach. The Pink Party is kind of a kick-off to Long Beach’s Gay Pride Week. It was set up like a street fair. There were food and beer tables and the rest of it was just room to mingle and dance. We were told to meet by the front of the stage by nine. I don’t know if the people who weren’t involved were wondering why there was suddenly a ton of feverishly dancing people by the stage but no one seemed to mind. A Lady Gaga impersonator came out and this was our cue. The whole thing went by really quick. Kristyn said that the couple in front of us kept freaking out because they felt stupid for not knowing the dance moves. She said the woman was like, “OMG they all know the dance moves and we don’t! Why do they all know the dance moves and we don’t?!” Haha…Anyway, it was HELLA fun and something we are going to do again and again.
Here is some video I ripped off of Flash Mob America’s Facebook. Thanks dear user who posted this!
Here is a picture of us chillin at the pink party. Excuse us for looking so cute/weird:
Here is a Pink impersonator. This is Morgan McMichaels from RuPaul’s Drag Race:
And here is a Drag Queen who performed Paula Abdul’s “Cold Hearted Snake” and DIDN’T KNOW THE WORDS! For SHAME! But IDK if they were joking or not, they said she was 50 somethin. Looking like that? Work it gurl. You don’t NEED to know the words.
Here’s some brief video of one of the Drag Shows. If you like Drag Queens and ABBA, this is for you:
Here is Krissy looking adorbs as uz:
Here is a dance circle that started. Good times:
There were some kiddies here too. Some kids participated in the Flash Mob too! Fun for the whole family y’alls!
How much is that twink in the window?! This guy was stalking around for a hot minute and it made us wish we were young gay men. “Oh to vamp around topless thinking you’re hot no matter what you look like!” (Although he WAS hot, the sentiment is the same.)
We decided to go to Johnny Rocket’s. It was on the street next to the Pink Party. Kristyn decided to take this weird picture of me in free Sunglasses I scored. I need a different haircut.
Here’s Krissy looking cute. Our veg burgers left a LOT to be desired but there were some cute MTF ladies in there. They were funny because they were all dressed like Moms. Ha! Love it.
After we left Johnny Rocket’s, it seemed like the Pink Party was winding down so we bizounced. My cellie was dying anyway and you can never have that…
Oh, also, Long Beach was CU-UTE! Kristyn knows some people who live there who say that there ARE some sketch places and some nice but all we saw, for the most part, were the nice places. For any of you that have been to San Diego, it’s downtown area (where we were), is very similar to San Diego’s Gaslamp District. Cute. It’s “allegedly” only 34 minutes from LA (according to our iPhone GPS) but I think it might’ve taken a little longer than that to get home. (I’m not judging the trek there because we made it in rush hour traffic.) It’s cute but I don’t think I’d live there because it feels too out of the way. Who can say?
Here’s a gallery of the rest of the pics: