If you were at the basketball game Friday where we played Appalachian, you probably got to see an awesome show in the form of a flash mob. How did it all happen? Who planned it and coordinated it? Find out with one of the interns with Campbell Athletics Marketing and Promotions Department.
My name is Kelly McGovern and my boss, Jarrad Turner, wanted a 2nd annual flash mob for one of the biggest games this year in basketball. He said to get a group together and let’s make a routine up. It was a lot of hard work .I knew that I needed the help with the dance routine because I cannot dance to save my life. Therefore, I had to get a group behind me to get the word out. I had two choreographers, Chelsea Cashwell and Ashton Brown help me out. They are amazing! We had a total of four practices. Each time, there were new people, making the job that much harder.
I cannot forget my sister Kristina McGovern. She was definitely into getting people involved by telling people and sending texts out everyday. Boy, am I thankful.
It was Jarrad Turner’s idea to do the Gangnum Style, so all props to him.
Once all the preliminaries were set, the process began. We got the dance together and spread the word. I started with my friends– sending out emails after emails; after that, when I would work the football or basketball games, I would just let people know that we are doing something like this, and if they were interested to come out and practice.By doing this, I picked up the attention from PGM majors Nathan Mead and Dane Olson. They then brought a crowd of other PGM majors, girlfriends and friends. I would like to say that without this group, I personally do not think we would have had the amount of laughs that we had at practice time. They were just so into it and even had practices on their own time.
When game day came, the mobbers received a shirt from SGA and went right to the designated section. Throughout the entire game, everyone was so excited and pumped to be doing this. It happened so fast. When it was over, it felt great that everyone’s hard work had paid off. We stayed for the whole game until that final buzzer, cheering for CU! The best part was when basketball players, Andrew Ryan, Tyler Zegarzewski and Antwon Oliver, came over and gave thanks to us for the support.
I would like to thank everyone for the hard work and late nights that were put into this; both girls and guys were great, and I love them. Go Camels, Be Loud, Be Proud, Wear Orange!
Written by: Kelly McGovern
Edited by: Marisa Linton