A chorus of dissent

One month after the flash mob hallelujah chorus in a shopping mall near Niagara – someone tried it again yesterday, with unfortunate consequences.  An invitation to join in  with the event went viral via Facebook and over 5000 would be choristers turned up at the Westfield Galleria in Roseville California.  After a serious fire caused major damage to the mall in October of this year, the event should have been a pleasant way to erase that memory. However, as singers assembled ready to begin, ‘popping’ sounds were heard from the floor supports and emergency services evacuated the mall.


Photo: CNN

Clearly this was a shame for both singers and shoppers.

It makes you wonder, though – if Facebook and Twitter had existed when Jesus was born – would the shepherds have been unable to get into the stable because of the crowd already assembled?