If you haven’t seen this video yet…where’ve you been?
Some of the highlights:
1:37 – Real passengers reacting, and of course, a Bollywood song
2:31 – Good impression of visitors from China…the clothing is spot on
3:11 – And I thought they were just makciks watching the proceedings, then they start dancing!
3:49 –The stewardesses’ trolley dance
5:56 – The Argentinian visitor really makes the video! “Does that happen all the time here?”
I did a search around, and was pleasantly surprised to find a behind the scenes blog post from Denna Ahmad (Advertlets Blogger, woot!) – Apparently she’s really a stewardess with Malaysia Airlines. You can read her posts here and here.
Coordination wise, it was pretty elaborate than your usual flash mob as there were several different scenes. Judging from the behind the scenes, there were 2 weeks of rehearsals, choreography and vocal training….and even midnight rehearsals at the airport itself. The talents in the video consist of professional dancers, first timers, as well as MAS cabin crew.
And if you’re curious to know the perspective from the performers angle…From Denna’s blog –
“By the time we came out for our 2nd and last performances,the arrival hall was even more packed than before.Strangers,families and friends have been surrounding the area to sing and dance along with all of us since they’ve enjoyed themselves doing it during the 1st round.We couldn’t be happier seeing all those people being supportive towards what we were doing rather than seeing us as fools who ‘syok sendiri’ dancing and singing in the middle of an unknown crowd.”
A picture of not all of the 200+ people in the flashmob, but close enough! As of right now the video has 824,000+ views and a 94.45% approval rating (by likes/dislikes) on Youtube, so that’s a pretty impressive feat. Congratulations to MAS and Malaysia for an international quality flashmob!