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Flash mob makes magazine cover at Gas Works

June 6th, 2010 · 7 Comments

If you heard a helicopter circling Wallingford Sunday afternoon, it was for an unusual photo shoot at Gas Works Park.

More than 200 people arrived to take part in a flash mob while a photographer for Seattle Met Magazine circled high above in the chopper.

Dressed in red, participants stood in the shape of a heart making various poses — from arms spread wide to hands forming hundreds of hearts. The photo will be used for an upcoming cover of the magazine to illustrate “Things We LOVE about Seattle.”

This photo was snapped from an iPhone on the helicopter and emailed down to organizers on the ground. (Not the actual cover photo, but a camera phone pic from afar — thanks Seattle Met for giving it to us!)

The flash mob was organized by Flash Mob Seattle, the folks behind the recent “Glee” and Michael Jackson flash mobs here in Seattle. “Seattle Met saw our ‘Glee’ flash mob and they had this brilliant idea to have a flash mob cover on their magazine for next month,” said Egan Orion, explaining they just had a few days to pull it all together. “The idea of being on a cover of a magazine, that’s cool.”

“I’ve never been to an event with this many people in this massive form,” said Charlie, who was standing at the point of the heart. “It was a lot of fun.”

When the Seattle Met magazine hits bookstands, we’ll let you know.

Plus: See more photos of the shoot on My Wallingford’s Facebook page

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