Imagine taking a casual daily walk back home from your office and you spot a 7 feet tall, big red light switch, on the way. Wouldn’t you be curious to know, what happens if and when you switch it on? While some people will control their urge and either just pass by completely ignoring the switch, or perhaps wait for some other curious passerby to do the deed. We are glad there were people who couldn’t resist that urge to switch on that light switch, because when they do, OMG!! I have never seen something this extraordinary. I won’t give anything away at this moments, but you need to watch this video before reading the rest of the story.
Wow!!! Wasn’t that amazing. A Big, Tall, Red light switch at the New York City’s Father Demo Square and all we needed were some people willing to throw the switch on and then MAGIC!!! That single light switch, switched on 50,000 Christmas lights. That’s right, 50 thousand lights that lit up the entire square. It’s not just the tress and fences and the benches that were decorated with the Christmas lights, but even a mob of performers who were walking in the square, lit up. The performers wrapped these lights on themselves and whenever someone switched on the light, the mob would freeze right there and then, like well decorated statues. The whole setup was created and made possible by Improv Everywhere, in partnership with Target. They put up 3 miles long Christmas lights for this event. The performed wrapped themselves up whichever way they wanted and after they sat on the benches or placed themselves near fences in the Square, the other team put up the big red light switch and then the rest is all in the video.
There was a lot of work involved and you may want to see more pictures of all that went into making of this concept and behind the scenes of the project. You can go to Improv Everywhere website here and read more about the project : Improv Everywhere.
It’s amazing how such beautiful things can bring so much smiles and happiness into your daily routine. Adults loved it. The kids loved it. Oh! I so wanted some kids to throw the light switch on and off and on again. I think it’s hardwired into our DNA to do such things. Glad those two girls did it. 😉
These days you get to see so many viral videos. Some our pranks. Some jokes. But this one brings smiles to everyone faces. And right around the Christmas. It is genuinelu utterly beautiful what these guys at Improv Everywhere did. God Bless them. Don’t forget to share it with your family and friends.