About 100 performers from 180 Dance Company formed a flash mob at East Goshen Farmers Market Thursday afternoon, dancing to a medley of Michael Jackson songs.
Dia Doce Cupcakes founder Thais Da Silva shot the above video from her vending truck. The dance company also had a professional videographer at the performance, but that video is not yet available. The dance company posted a gallery of still photos to its Facebook page.
Even before the dancers migrated over from the other side of the park, the market was packed with people, market coordinator Lisa O'Neill said. Many of them had visited the market the previous week and received a card saying something along the lines of, "Rumors... Believe what you hear. Something big at the market at 4 p.m. next week."
Back in June, the dance company had posted a vague invitation to participate on its website:
Get your dancing shoes on and join us in a flash mob dance performance! Free dance instruction! All ages welcome! Rehearsals on Wednesday, August 29 from 6-9pm and performance in West Chester, Pa on Thursday, Sept 6. To sign-up for the flash mob, please use the form below.
"It was great. Absolutely fantastic," O'Neill said. "We can't thank them enough for picking us."