This is another one of those flashmob videos. It came from an article on Boston.com where they, rather insightfully, point out that someday we’ll probably all look back and wonder why on earth people ever did these things. But, for now, I’ll take them. This one is advertising for an upcoming production of Hair that is coming to Boston. The video is here and I like it very much. I especially love that the dancers are people of all shapes and sizes and colors. That just thrills me to pieces.
Oddly enough, I associate the music of Hair with my childhood. Or, rather, my pre-teen years. I had a rather odd but inventive music teacher in Middle School and there was one year in grades 6-8, I can no longer remember which one, in which he had us do a concert of all the music from Hair that didn’t contain 4 letter words. Granted, there isn’t a ton of it, but we had a great time with it. I had a little solo at the beginning of Age of Aquarius. This was the same guy who did a whole unit for us on The Beatles which included why Sgt. Peppers was such a big deal, the whole Paul is Dead thing, and the White Album. He was, in retrospect, probably someone who did too much acid in the 60’s but he was pretty kickass. As a professional musician, I owe him a lot.
Anyway, enjoy the video. It brought a smile to my face.