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(Official VIDEO) Grand Bahama goes Flash Mob crazy at Port Lucaya
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Mar 29, 2011 - 8:30:59 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to present the official Grand Bahama Flash Mob video, produced by Mackey Media ltd with the assistance of Lyndah Wells, Mark Winder, Rico Thompson, Lisa Davis, Nicole Leblanc, Frankie Ladéyo, Catherine Macleay, Karen Clarke, Marcus Bethel, David Mackey and Nicholas Rolle on cameras.

A group of over 100 persons from all walks of life, ranging from children to grandparents, and who had been practicing for only 4 weeks under the direction of local Grand Bahamian choreography, Julion Collie on a 3 minute dance routine starting with one person and building to the full group. Their grand performance took place Thursday, March 17th at The Port Lucaya Market Place amidst an enthusiastic crowd of on lookers, some of which opted to participate.

The difficulty with any flash mob is to keep it secret, and in particular on an island - this was not an easy task! Dubbed 'the best known secret' on Grand Bahama, those that knew or found out by surprise experienced a little piece of history. The Count Basie Square was a bustling place with people starting St. Patty's day festivities and with a weigh-in going on with a local fishing derby-taking place as well.

SLIDE SHOW: Flash Mob in Count Basie Square at Port Lucaya on March 17th, 2011. In frame 1 you will see the lead girl start the dance. She is jumping in the air. Photos: The Bahamas Weekly

The idea was the brainchild of LaurieTuchel, a resident of Grand Bahama and co-founder of the Grand Bahama Heritage Foundation.  Prudence Gallagher, owner of Bandelero was the event co-organizer.

Organizers wish to thank the many flash mob participants who brought a huge sense of enthusiasm and fun to the community of Grand Bahama.

Special thanks goes out to Paul Mockler for coordinating the cameras and to Lisa 'Bona Fide' Davis for donating 2 HD cameras for the shoot. This video was shot on a variety of DSLR cameras, Flips,  HDV and SD and consumer grade camcorders.

The video was edited by Dave Mackey. HD copies of the video on DVD will be made available soon, email promotions@mackeymedia.com for more info.

Only a part of the over 100 participant Flash Mob Team after a rehearsal. Rehearsals took place at Bahamas Dance Studio and at Port Lucaya Count Basie Square at 7am before school or work. Photo: The Bahamas Weekly.

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