Archive for November, 2007

World Wide Flash Mob

November 11, 2007 Leave a comment
When the theater gates open, a mob pours inside, and it is the poet’s task to turn it into an audience.Franz Grillparzer

This morning GeoBlank picked up Bob (leader of Team Kaneko – and a better blogger.) and hit the road in search of the mob.
Now that I have your attention (meaning you are my audience), I guess I am your poet…

DATE : Saturday, November 10, 2007
TIME: 9:00 AM to 9:15 AM (only 15 minutes!)
WHERE: Seattle Center, Seattle, WA, Under The Needle

First a few world wide stats (link to details):

  • Concurrent Events – 83 at last count (concurrent meaning on the same day…)
  • 5 continents
  • 9 countries
  • 33 states

The specific event we went to was located at the Space Needle (link to detailed description).

Typically Geocaches are not temporary, the intent is that they stay around as long as possible for hundreds of people to find.  Event caches are a special type that are scheduled at a certain time for people to "meet and greet".

These specific events were only 15 minutes long.  The organizer took signatures of the finders that were present.  No one will be able to log it as a find if they did not sign in. 

It was fun to show up early and walk around the Needle and other areas near by.  Many of the cachers could be picked out as they were hanging out close by, most of them in small groups.  I am no profiler, but some cachers are easier to spot than others…

When 9am hit, what looked like a hundred people started closing in on one specific area.  We did our business, posed for a picture and then at 9:15 scattered. 


It was a fun event.  Thanks intolerable  for setting up this event!



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