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Guerilla Musicians

Music from ambush: a cultural movement.
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Get together a group of musicians. Modify the instruments for maximum portability (i.e. add straps to everything that doesn't have a case ready, and even those that do). Have an amp with multiple plug-ins.

Take your group of guerilla rockers to a place where music would not be welcome, or at least unexpected. Such as a cafeteria (that's where I thought this up), a huge corporate meeting room, a bank lobby, a mall, a large electronics or sporting goods store--a place where a lot of people congregate.

Set up. Play until the spotter signals. Get the hell out of Dodge.

I want to hear about this on the news. I want people like this to be accepted as part of the culture, like graffiti artists. I want to be serenaded with live rock music at lunch.

Eugene, Jul 15 2003

(?) Flash mobs http://www.orlandos...l24,0,3404620.story
Rheingold must be proud. [bristolz, Oct 04 2004]

Not these guys... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorillaz
[Spacecoyote, Feb 24 2009]

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       Isnt this an avril lavigne film clip?
Gulherme, Jul 16 2003
  

       With a flash mob audience, of course.
bristolz, Jul 16 2003
  

       Although I'm in favour of live music (being a performer myself), I have to bone this. If I go somewhere which doesn't have music, it's usually because I don't want to hear it just then. Having music (or TV, or pub quizzes) thrust upon them contributes to people's general opposition to them.
angel, Jul 16 2003
  

       I saw an Alanis Morissette guerilla concert on TV a while back where they decended unannounced on some pedestrian mall. However, they did not appear to be unwelcome in this case.   

       I'd like to see guerilla concerts at the front of movie theatres before a movie rather than the stupid ads. Even bad music could be more fun that what they have.
dweeb, Jul 16 2003
  

       Oh, yes. This would be a welcome addition to Board Meetings and Business Tactic Seminars and Young Executive Training Forums. You cannot start diffusing business boredom soon enough. +
k_sra, Jul 16 2003
  

       Mr. Burns, you're in Royal Joke? Another Detroiter? Geesh, we're everywhere...
RayfordSteele, Jul 16 2003
  

       Gorilla music is just pretty much, "Oog. Ugh. Aaac! Oog oog Aaaaac!!"
DeathNinja, Jul 17 2003
  

       nice
sweet, Oct 02 2005
  

       I've wanted to do this with a band I'm with. Pull into a parking lot and just start jamming and pull out when the 50 come.
baslisks, Oct 11 2006
  

       This would be a lot of fun in a Department of Motor Vehicles building.
Jscotty, Oct 11 2006
  

       A variation would be to do this is a crowded street (only standing instruments to be played). Either a huge number of you would simply join in when you came within a certain boundary and played until you left it, or a smaller number just keep turning when they get to the end. Music erupting out of the crowd.
dbmag9, Oct 12 2006
  

       I'd like to see a whole lot more guerrilla culture...expect the unexpected.
Spacecoyote, Feb 24 2009
  

       Coming soon: Ninja Muzak.
coprocephalous, Feb 24 2009
  

       Sticking it to The Man...through his ear.
Eugene, Feb 25 2009
  
      
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