Flash Mob for “Sounds of Hope”
June 2, 2017
Vocal Resistance teamed up with other progressive and democratic organizations in Delaware County for a surprise flash mob during the First Friday community event.
From the organizer: During this administration, it is easy to get disheartened. Mental health is suffering for many people under the relentless assaults on our democracy and the daily insanity from our government. It’s hard to fill your cup of hope sometimes, and that is what this event is designed to do. There is strength in knowing that you are not alone. Music can fill us in ways that sustain us when it‘s hard to keep fighting for what we believe in. Everyone needs to see light in the darkness. Let’s be that light for one night.
We are going to use light and sound to bring hope to anyone feeling the progressive blues. To do this, you will need to carry a jar and your candle in a purse or pocket. Part of the fun of a Flash Mob is the surprise, so we want to make sure that your candle and jar are hidden until the time is right.
At sunset, Vocal Resistance will begin singing “Quiet,” first one soloist, then joined by the rest of the choir. We will stand in a circle holding our candles. Other people will join us, gathering around our circle with their candles. At the end of “Imagine,” everyone will blow out their candles and disperse into the First Friday crowd, and that’s it! You have demonstrated that there are progressive voices in our community, and they are beautiful. The Resistance can be powerful, peaceful, and inspiring.
Fourteen Vocal Resistance singers came out on a beautiful night to bravely sing in the middle of Sandusky St. in downtown Delaware. Soloists were Marlene and Hannah on “Quiet” and Connie, Jesssa, and Brian on “Imagine.”
Thanks to Nona in Delaware for creating this event and inviting VR to sing.