Crowds surprised by flash mob in Boston town centre

Boston. Saturday 23 March 2013'Flash Mob - Pescod Square -  Sea, army and air cadets performing for crowds including Mayor of Boston, who thought he was attending fundraising event.
Boston. Saturday 23 March 2013'Flash Mob - Pescod Square - Sea, army and air cadets performing for crowds including Mayor of Boston, who thought he was attending fundraising event.

Shoppers in Pescod Square may have been feeling miserable because of the cold on Saturday – but that all changed when a group of 80 young people surprised them with a flash mob.

The group, along with some members of Boston’s police force who were in on the plan, suddenly leapt into a dance routine on at 11am on Saturday morning.

Flash mob in Pescod Square

Flash mob in Pescod Square

It was not just shoppers who were given a shock, as the group had invited Boston mayor Coun Colin Brotherton and the mayoress along to see the action. They thought they were attending a charity event, so were no doubt a little confused when the act began.

When the action started, many members of the crowd stopped to watch.

The pop dance routine was performed by children from Boston Grammar School, police, fire, sea and army cadets and members of the local air training corps.

Pcso Jaki Smith, who has been part of the initative, said: “This has been a really effective way of engaging young people. I have been impressed with their hard work, team effort and the pride they have taken in the event.”