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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:46 PM

A Beautiful Moment...Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, and Most Importantly I Wish all at DU Peace!.

Watch the faces of the children,their joy,in this video.They are so beautiful. I loved the little one on the light pole!

This is my gift of the season to all those at DU!




Flash Mob Catalan Style...Magnifico!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=GBaHPND2QJg&feature=youtu.be

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Reply A Beautiful Moment...Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, and Most Importantly I Wish all at DU Peace!. (Original post)
sheshe2 Dec 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #1
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #7
southernyankeebelle Dec 2012 #2
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #8
southernyankeebelle Dec 2012 #11
hlthe2b Dec 2012 #3
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #5
freshwest Dec 2012 #10
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #15
csziggy Dec 2012 #4
pinto Dec 2012 #6
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 #9
classof56 Dec 2012 #12
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #18
Brigid Dec 2012 #13
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #19
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #24
handmade34 Dec 2012 #14
ReRe Dec 2012 #16
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #33
Bozita Dec 2012 #17
plethoro Dec 2012 #20
Lilma Dec 2012 #21
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #27
masmdu Dec 2012 #22
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #26
masmdu Dec 2012 #30
bsiebs Dec 2012 #35
plethoro Dec 2012 #23
Scruffy Rumbler Dec 2012 #25
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #28
CherokeeDem Dec 2012 #29
Kath1 Dec 2012 #31
april Dec 2012 #32
Stuart G Dec 2012 #34
alarimer Dec 2012 #36

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:57 PM

1. That is so beautiful!

I have tears in my eyes...

Thank you so much, my dear sheshe2!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:19 PM

7. As do I Peggy...

...there is still saddness that will never leave our souls.

However these tears are for some Joy and Peace.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:00 PM

2. Each time I see the clip I get teary eyed. It makes you feel so good. Thanks for sharing

 

Merry Christmas.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:23 PM

8. It was a first for me...

I love the Flash Mob's!

This one was so very fitting for our time right now!

Thanks Southernyankeebelle!
Merry Christmas.

She


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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:32 PM

11. Yes it sure was. It reminded me of the good times I had living in Europe and how people there

 

really enjoy the simple life. Even christmas where they don't go nuts buying lots of gifts for the children.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:02 PM

3. Perfect!

Beautiful... and the first tears I've shed in recent days that are purely cathartic, emotional, and not sad.

Children respond to beautiful music like this--truly wonderful.

As I sat down this evening, very tired, a little depressed but with a glass of Cabernet in hand, your thread was the first I saw. And, truly, it was the perfect one to open.

Thank you and happy Holidays to you as well and love to all

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:13 PM

5. A friend from work emailed me the link tonight to wish me a Merry Christmas...

It made my evening too.

We all need a smile for joy right now.We have wept so very much this week. I am glad it helped you too!

To you and yours, Hlthe2b...Happy Holidays.
To all of us a Happy New Year!

She

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:26 PM

10. Yes, I certainly needed it. Was crying for one reason when I got home, then another later.


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Response to freshwest (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:12 PM

15. Hi Freshwest...

So sorry you were crying today.

I hope that when you came home...it was more tears for hope than despair.

The child, that is lifted into the air at the end of the video, it was like a tribute to our children everywhere.They are our life, they are our future. They make us believe in the goodness of life. It was awesome!

It was as if it were made as a tribute to the children that we have lost. I know that was made well before our recent events However it is fitting.
She


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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:13 PM

4. Lovely - thank you, sheshe2!


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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:18 PM

6. Beautiful.

Thanks.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:24 PM

9. WOW!

Thank You So Much!

Happy Holidays!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:47 PM

12. Thank you for posting this. What a wonderful gift!

For a few moments, my sagging spirit was lifted. Looking forward to the replays!

Holiday blessings to my fellow DUers.



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Response to classof56 (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:43 PM

18. Mine too!

Thank You Classof 56!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:47 PM

13. Now *that's * a flashmob.

I don't know where in Europe this is, but now I want to visit.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:45 PM

19. I believe it said Catalan.....so maybe Spain? I'm not sure...

It sure was gorgeous, wherever it was!

my dear Brigid!

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Response to Brigid (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:28 PM

24. Here is what I found...

Sabadell

Sabadell Localisation : Country Spain, Autonomous community Catalonia, Province Barcelona.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:57 PM

14. rec n/t

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:13 PM

16. sheshe2, You're after my heart!

K&R

I love flash mobs. But I've never seen one like this! Smiles everywhere, exuding joy from somewhere down deep inside them. The children who helped lead the orchestra.

Bravo, sheshe2. Bravo!

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Response to ReRe (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:13 AM

33. Merry Christmas ReRe!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:27 PM

17. Terrific gift! ... Thank you!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:52 PM

20. Same to ya....Harrison, Dylan and the boys say it's all right.......

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:18 PM

21. It was so good.

It was so good. I watched it twice.

I really liked the kid who was "conducting".

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Response to Lilma (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:11 AM

27. So Sweet!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:21 PM

22. It's an Ad for a bank...You can tell even the audience are actors

Nice music but the entire thing is orchestrated. Of course, the musicians are, that's a given. But a flash mob that comes together to "spontaneously" perform is done to wow an otherwise unsuspecting audience.

Here the large number of perfectly focus shots from multiple cameras and the lack of eye-to-lens shots of audience members makes it seem unauthentic. Also note the lack of anybody "scruffy" as well as the fact that the audio is too pristine to have been recorded live.

It is a commandeering of the flash mob concept. A greenwashing / astroturfing in an attempt to add authenticity to the product being pushed....A bank.

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Response to masmdu (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:10 AM

26. Is your name Scrooge maybe?

I have watched a number of the Flash Mod scenarios!

All have been perfectly choreographed by the players. They also have been perfectly Photographed. I am sure they planned to do this on their own to insure the statement they were making was heard by all. Remember the ones about Target!

In many cases it would be to share, with all the beauty of the statement they were trying to make!

This was done in Sabadell Placa de Sant/ Catalina...it was a Plaza! There was a Bank in the background...WOW Plazas have banks! Excellent deduction on your part that this was all about banks!

I tried to show something Beautiful after a week of grief for this nation! You came here to smear that!

I wished everyone Peace on this post...this is the response you give!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #26)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:41 AM

30. Touchy...I said I like the music. I just like to point out when people are being played/unauthentic

The statement they were trying to make is "feel good (about Sabadell bank)". It is part of an ad campaign designed to do exactly what it has done to you. The ad agency is Remake and it was shot by Onidea.

I didn't say this was all about banks. I started by saying that it is nice music and it is.

The only thing I came to smear was not your sentiment but rather corporate advertising and the fake authenticity of the flash mob experience being used to craft a feel good image for a bank. Nothing more.

And a quick google (is your friend) search shows that I was correct.

"And then there is the inescapable fact that this flashmob was staged by a Spanish banking consortium called Banco Sabadell in honor of its 130th anniversary, so it is not exactly a coincidence that the orchestra chose to gather in front of the Banc de Sabadell."

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-orchestral-flashmob-20120703,0,4931349.story

I do however appreciate your sentiment behind the effort.

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Response to masmdu (Reply #30)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:27 AM

35. You are right....

masmdu -

I really did enjoy the video when i thought it was an actual flash mob. but even after learning from you that it is not, it was still nice. But i agree with you, it is important to know where these things originate. Thank you for that.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:22 PM

23. Magnificent................nft

 

dddddddd

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:58 PM

25. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Music to move one from where they are to where they should be.... moved by the goodness of humanity to create such beauty and to share it.
Thank you sheshe2

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Response to Scruffy Rumbler (Reply #25)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:14 AM

28. Welcome to DU Scruffy!

Thanks!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:41 AM

29. Thank you...

Although I have seen this several times now, each time I view this vid is more enjoyable than the last. I have yet to watch it without tears in my eyes and joy in my heart.

Thanks....

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:07 AM

31. Wow!

First time I ever saw this. Thank you for sharing it. PEACE to you and your loved ones, sheshe2. Let's make PEACE a priority in 2013. PEACE is simply......Magnifico!!!!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:12 AM

32. thank you so very much

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:51 PM

34. Something about....joyyyyyyyyy...hmmmmmmm K and R.

music written by someone who couldn't hear the music?....is that true???
fellow named ...Ludwig....???

This piece..Ode to Joy..my favorite classical piece of all time...
thanks for posting..just wonderful to see it here.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:54 AM

36. That is great!

Must have taken a ton of planning to pull off.

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