Flash mobs were hugely popular a few years ago but faded away when everyone and their mother started performing them. Flash mobs, of course, are when a group of people perform a choreographed song or dance routine in a public space. It seemed like a new flash mob video was going viral every day, and people understandably grew a little tired of them. That's what makes this video from the United States Air Force so special.
Last December, at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., the USAF band performed a medley of their favorite Christmas songs. The scale and talent involved in their display remind us why we fell in love with flash mobs in the first place. They're performances in a space where you wouldn't normally expect it, and there are few things more wonderful than unexpected art.