VIDEO: Flash mob hits Market Place shopping centre 'to promote Bolton'

VIDEO: Flash mob hits Market Place shopping centre 'to promote Bolton'

Bolton’s Got Soul flash mob go through their dance routine in the Market Place

Bolton’s Got Soul flash mob go through their dance routine in the Market Place

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A FLASH mob burst into the Market Place Shopping Centre taking shoppers by surprise.

Dressed as ordinary members of the public, the flash mob, Bolton’s Got Soul, got toes tapping with their Northern Soul routine, led by two children who appeared on the scene dragging their “mother” in all directions before breaking out into a dance.

The stunt, which stopped shoppers in their tracks, was organised to promote Bolton.

It was professionally filmed by Elerby Studios in Breightmet.

The flash mob was put together through the social networking site Facebook and word of mouth.

Organiser Phil Jackson, from Bolton, said: “None of the people in the flash mob are professionals.

“It was just organised to put a smile on faces and promote Bolton.”

He came up with the idea after speaking to his friend former Boltonian Billy Isherwood, who saw a similar performance on the internet.

Mr Jackson, said: “We went for Northern Soul because Bolton is close to Wigan and many people of a certain age remember it and it is becoming big among the young people age.”

Bianca Rudman, aged 32, from Farnworth, said: “I never thought I would be part of a flash mob, I have seen them and always wanted to be a part of one.”

Sandy Holt, Thai Boxer, also took part.

He said: “It was great, I was the Northern Soul Champion of Wigan but most of the people who took part have not danced before.”

Kaci Bland, aged nine, from Bolton, played the lead child along with Jacob Kenyon, aged seven, also from Bolton.

Kaci said: “It was amazing to perform, we had only rehearsed twice and I think it went very well and everybody seemed to like it.”

Jacob added: “It was really exciting to dance in the flash mob and it is really exciting that it will be on the internet for everyone to see.”

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1:52pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Chrome1 says...

I know the BN isn't the epitome of good journalism but when did all this happen? Dates and times would help to fill in information gaps.
I know the BN isn't the epitome of good journalism but when did all this happen? Dates and times would help to fill in information gaps. Chrome1
  • Score: 3

2:02pm Mon 21 Jul 14

stereo_world says...

Chrome1 wrote:
I know the BN isn't the epitome of good journalism but when did all this happen? Dates and times would help to fill in information gaps.
http://www.thebolton
news.co.uk/news/1131
2435.VIDEO__Flash_mo
b_hits_Market_Place_
shopping_centre/?ref
=rss One happened on July 1st. Wouldn't be surprised if it was the same one.
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: I know the BN isn't the epitome of good journalism but when did all this happen? Dates and times would help to fill in information gaps.[/p][/quote]http://www.thebolton news.co.uk/news/1131 2435.VIDEO__Flash_mo b_hits_Market_Place_ shopping_centre/?ref =rss One happened on July 1st. Wouldn't be surprised if it was the same one. stereo_world
  • Score: 3

2:43pm Mon 21 Jul 14

guesty86 says...

Northern soul?? looks more like a diet club dance, where was the talc, spinning and splits??
Northern soul?? looks more like a diet club dance, where was the talc, spinning and splits?? guesty86
  • Score: -7

4:21pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Davirtuoso says...

It was this saturday just gone (19/07/14) - I was one of the dancers. Most of us aren't dancers of any description and had just learned a few moves they ran past us quickly during a practice session. We all wanted to dance but being new to it spinning, tricks, splits, etc. were a little beyond our limited experience haha. Still, it was great fun!
It was this saturday just gone (19/07/14) - I was one of the dancers. Most of us aren't dancers of any description and had just learned a few moves they ran past us quickly during a practice session. We all wanted to dance but being new to it spinning, tricks, splits, etc. were a little beyond our limited experience haha. Still, it was great fun! Davirtuoso
  • Score: 16

4:35pm Mon 21 Jul 14

biggyjack says...

Well done to all involved it was uplifting to see people putting some fun back in the town anyone who as anything negative to say about it you need to get a life and stop being negative it was fun for all ages we enjoyed it it thank you
Well done to all involved it was uplifting to see people putting some fun back in the town anyone who as anything negative to say about it you need to get a life and stop being negative it was fun for all ages we enjoyed it it thank you biggyjack
  • Score: 17

6:59pm Mon 21 Jul 14

LiveandletliveKate says...

Hey it was fun. 3 and a half minutes out of our busy lives..no time for talc or floor shaking but we could give you a run for your money if your are up for it!
Hey it was fun. 3 and a half minutes out of our busy lives..no time for talc or floor shaking but we could give you a run for your money if your are up for it! LiveandletliveKate
  • Score: 13

7:02pm Mon 21 Jul 14

LiveandletliveKate says...

Ps. Guesty86...there is a Northern Soul Wordl Champion in there, a Thai Boxing World champion and endless fit people who keep the faith..Diet club??? Yeah!
Ps. Guesty86...there is a Northern Soul Wordl Champion in there, a Thai Boxing World champion and endless fit people who keep the faith..Diet club??? Yeah! LiveandletliveKate
  • Score: 4

7:03pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Chrome1 says...

LiveandletliveKate wrote:
Hey it was fun. 3 and a half minutes out of our busy lives..no time for talc or floor shaking but we could give you a run for your money if your are up for it!
I think that is a challenge. Again. . Dates and times please?
[quote][p][bold]LiveandletliveKate[/bold] wrote: Hey it was fun. 3 and a half minutes out of our busy lives..no time for talc or floor shaking but we could give you a run for your money if your are up for it![/p][/quote]I think that is a challenge. Again. . Dates and times please? Chrome1
  • Score: -5

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