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Flash mob makes magazine cover at Gas Works

June 6th, 2010 by master

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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Sunday: 'Seattle Met' flash mob cover shoot

June 4th, 2010 by master

Way, way back in the day, people wanted to be on the cover of “Rolling Stone.” This may not be quite as glamorous, but you don’t have to do much more than show up at Gas Works Park on Sunday to be part of a flash mob for the cover of “Seattle Met” magazine.

Flash mob organizer Egan Orion (who also orchestrated the “Glee” flash mobs a couple of months ago) posted this event on Facebook:


Seattle Met Magazine wants us to be on their next cover! They’re renting a helicopter to take the shot, and we’ll be holding signs that say “LOVE” to help spell out their cover: “Things We LOVE about Seattle.”

This is the first time a flash mob has done the cover of a magazine! Be part of history and hang out in a city park with hundreds of your flash mob friends.

WE WON’T BE DANCING, just smiling for the camera. Each individual will be in the photo credits for the cover shot, either in the magazine (if we’re able to, even at 4pt type) or in a supplement or on their website…

The shoot is scheduled for 2:00 to 2:30 on Sunday, June 6. Find updates and RSVP on this Facebook page.

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