Fresh Fish, Sweet Watermelon and a Flash Mob at the Punta Gorda Farmer’s Market, June 18, 2011

Flash Mob at the Punta Gorda Farmer's Market, June 18, 2011

Flash Mob at the Punta Gorda Farmer’s Market, June 18, 2011

This is the first Saturday in a while I was home so I wandered down to the Punta Gorda Farmer’s Market (Florida) to see what was new. Boy, was it hot! I knew something special was going to happen and could see the crowd sitting on the steps on the courthouse and cameras set up. At 11 o’clock on the dot, recorded music began to play, some teenagers began dancing and eventually, the crowd began to cheer and woot and clap and dance.

“It’s a flash mob! It’s… a… FLASH mob!”

The words of Cam from ABC’s “Modern Family” danced in my mind as the mob grew and eventually, the older onlookers joined in.

The flash mob was organized as part of the Peace River Film Festival which premiers Sept. 9 – 11, 2011, in Punta Gorda. The festival includes a Flash Mob Video competition.

Executive Producer of the Batman movie series, Michael Uslan, will be honored with a lifetime achievement award during opening night festivities.

Enjoy what I caught on video and be sure to check out September’s Peace River Film Festival.

If the above video does not play, click here.

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Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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