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Choir gives NYC morning commuters a surprise show

Flash Mob Takes Over NYC's Grand Central Station

There is typically nothing fun about commuting to work: packed trains, traffic jams and hoards of people rushing to get to work. But some lucky commuters in New York City's Grand Central Terminal got quite a surprise this week when a fifty person flash choir broke out, singing original arrangements of songs from artists like Lady Gaga, Pharrell, and Bruno Mars.

While the bystanders might have enjoyed the performance, the police did not. As soon as the choir mob descended, so too did the authorities, but, luckily, no one was arrested.

In case you're a little confused, a flash choir is just like a flash mob but with singing. You remember the flash mobs right? Like the one done at Rockefeller Plaza for

the TODAY Show back in 2013. However, I think NBC missed the point, since this is the opposite of spontaneous.

Yonder,a mobile music app that gives access to songs without all those pesky commercials, put together the Grand Central Terminal flash choir as part of their "Unlock The Music" initiative. Yonder is asking everyone to take on the challenge by video taping themselves surprising someone with a song in public and sharing it on twitter using the #unlockthemusic.

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LolaMarie June 15 2014 at 5:40 PM

So shut up already why can't we hear it?

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rbnhall6 LolaMarie June 15 2014 at 7:10 PM

Thank you, I was going to say the same thing.

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Henry Bevis rbnhall6 June 15 2014 at 7:32 PM

I was going to ask also.

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plewdawg LolaMarie June 16 2014 at 6:50 AM

probably why the cops came but they have to paint the cops in a bad light.

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malinda.smith1 June 15 2014 at 7:13 PM

Sooooo, a story about a flash choir but you play none of it for us to hear? Stupid.

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Henry Bevis malinda.smith1 June 15 2014 at 7:35 PM

These people get paid for how many words they use on the air.......(lol)

She was a real Motor Mouth.....

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Paula June 15 2014 at 10:51 PM

Typical Huffington Post misleading headline. We were all expecting to actually hear the choir singing which would have been far better than to have all theneedless words spoke instead. Bummer!

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traveler2001 Paula June 15 2014 at 11:47 PM

no one made you come here, airhead

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WESLEY traveler2001 June 16 2014 at 1:31 AM

Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black!

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mielkele Paula June 16 2014 at 8:42 AM

This is AOL. You remember, the one that doesn't require you to use facebook to comment.

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Bill Jochimsen June 15 2014 at 5:38 PM

PLEASE GET RID OF BEATRICE. WHAT A HAG!!!!!

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rbnhall6 Bill Jochimsen June 15 2014 at 7:12 PM

And thank you, I was going to say that too.

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Gordon Goede June 15 2014 at 6:42 PM

What a useless comment. Couldn't hear a thing. Sheesh!

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dlong0930 June 15 2014 at 8:13 PM

Came to hear the music and got everything but

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jimormarylosc June 15 2014 at 6:42 PM

if i can make it there i can make it anywhere it's up to you new york new york.

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rbnhall6 jimormarylosc June 15 2014 at 7:10 PM

What?

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bambi4318.barbara June 15 2014 at 6:52 PM

Police did not enjoy it, at least the singers were not shooting at any one.

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Rickrak bambi4318.barbara June 16 2014 at 9:27 AM

At least the cops didnt shoot them.......Becoming a trend lately by arrogant cops.

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cherieloren June 15 2014 at 5:02 PM

So much better than the usual mob stories. While this may have originally posed a problem for police not knowing what was actually going on, it proved to be a happy uplifting event. I love it.

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laclone June 15 2014 at 11:07 PM

The Public (you remember them? Those the police are suppose to "Protect and Serve"!?!) didn't have a problem with it, and seemed to enjoy the whole thing. Therefore, the police have no reason to be upset with it.

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