The recent flashmob held by the Bagatelle on the 17th December 2011 was one of the largest flops in the history of flash mob. Why, because the organizers failed to understand the pure definition of words “flash mob” itself.
A flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and/or artistic expression
Instead of giving the “surprise” effect, the organisers had advertised this flashmob on the media since several days already. And the end result was not extraordinary either.
That’s where we see how management prioritizes their work.
Instead of putting more emphasis on security in their parking area (read my post), they are making fun of themselves by trying to bring something new in the Mauritian life : Long-planned and announced flashmobs.
And you guess what? In their video, they even gave a rendez vous for the next flashmob which was held on the 23rd December 2011.
Merry xmas to all of you 🙂
The Caudan security peeps are not doing their job.
They even move around in electric scooters now, yet this has not discouraged thefts in that parking area.
Good post. LOL I had the same feeling about this when I saw/heard the ad for this. It cannot fall into the category of flashmob as it was more of a publicity campaign to draw the crowds. As for security, the place seems to be an ideal setting for the thieves and pickpockets. Whoever is on the security team and supposedly watching the camera images is not trained to anticipate a potential action through criminal behavioural signs. Big #FAIL also to the person carrying that amount of cash around. It’s probably a planned action where the victim’s movements were known.
To draw crowds ( and thieves.)
There was a flashmob at Caudan some time earlier this year. It was a proper flashmob. At the end, the organisers even got in trouble with Caudan Security for not taking the appropriate permission before going that.
It is a flashmob but not in the sense of most seeing it. In fact, none saw the flashmob, they saw the distraction. The real flashmob occured in the car park whilst a few got robbed and the rest watching some cheap show called ‘flashmob’ :D.
On a serious note, a big #FAIL to Bagatelle.
Try to walk on the streets of Los Angeles, you will find people disguised in famous characters and posing on the street for you to take pictures.
Many will dance, make funny moves, sing on the streets.
I even saw a guy sitting in a trash can with a sign: “help me out of the trash” enjoying a smoke.
BAGA-FAIIL Mall of Mauritius !!