Saturday, May 03, 2008
Today, something amazing happen. Presumably inspired by Improve Everywhere's Grand Central Station Freeze, and in the name of Invisible Children, a group of 200 or so students from Evans, GA walked into a Wal-Mart and froze on que at the same time for five minutes. I had the distinct honor of going to the register and asking a clerk to page Jason Poole, which was the cue for the 200+ kids to freeze in whatever position they were in. I was skeptical about it all going through, but it did, and it was awesome. There were hundreds of people not moving for five minutes, while the Georgian soccer moms and their kids tried to weave in and out of the isles. The Walmart people freaked out and called the 5-0, but we were gone before they could do anything. Here's the 15 seconds of footage I got before I got kicked out for having a camera. That's right, I got kicked out of Walmart. bad. ass:
It really was an incredible thing to see, the video doesn't do it justice. High School kids are pretty cool. There'll be more pictures after the jump, when I figure out how to get pictures off of my phone.