Boombox flash mob parade hits Dolores Park this Saturday

Unsilent Night is an original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in December in the form of a “public performance art piece,” aka flash mob parade.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the MP3. There are four different tracks, and one will be chosen for you at random. Load the MP3 onto a boombox or other sound-amplifying device.
  2. If you can’t do Step 1, arrive early and get a CD or cassette.
  3. Meet at Dolores Park on the evening of Saturday, December 17. At 7:30pm, everyone presses play!
  4. Parade through the city on a predetermined route while the music plays, creating a “unique mobile sound sculpture.”

And then head to American Tripps after!

9 Responses to “Boombox flash mob parade hits Dolores Park this Saturday”

  1. Olu says:

    Wow, you even stepped all over Unsilent Night by shoe horning in an American Tripps plug? Have you no shame?

  2. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Seems like announcing it two days in advance sort of nullifies the whole “flash” aspect of “flash mob”

    • iamvoid says:

      You need to turn on a little bit of imagination, but I do agree with you it is not flash anymore and not, humm, well flash and not interesting anymore.

      I guess I need to turn on my imagination a bit too.

  3. batman says:

    again, batman has only 1 question… WILL THERE BE TACOS AT THIS AMERICAN TRIPPS?! BATMAN LOVES TACOS !

  4. Stanley Moon says:

    Unsilent Night is not a flash mob, but a well publicized event held annually in San Francisco and a lot of other cities.

  5. MrEricSir says:

    Wouldn’t it be easier if they setup several radio transmitters with the different tracks? Or do people not have radios anymore?

  6. Kerve says:

    “unique mobile sound sculpture” = ungodly noise

    How about pre-dawn dog-barking downstairs flash mob?

  7. kylem says:

    These fuckers went down fulton street not too long ago and fucking 12:30am on a week day, waking me up a half hour after I fell asleep. There should be a law allowing you to pick them off with a high powered rifle.

  8. UnsilentNight SF says:

    @K-dogs: We invite you to bring a boombox and come on down to see for yourself what a delightful holiday event this is.

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