PodCacher Flash Mob Cache Event
Sunday, 20 May 2007
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A Flash Mob Gathering of Geocachers. Only 15 minutes long! You MUST be present and sign the log sheet DURING this time to claim the event. Please BYOP! (Bring your own pen)
Flash Mob Cache Event aka A Flash Cache Event
We would like to host a caching event to bring together geocachers and introduce others (newbies) to the hobby.
This event, however, will be quite unique, creative, be the first of it's kind (as far as we know of) and might be the fore-runner of a new type of event.
You're heard of mega-events? This is quite the opposite in a variety of ways. Flash mobs have gathered for other reasons (http://tinyurl.com/7qpml) but never before for geocaching. Come be part of this historic event!
The event will last exactly 15 minutes, not one second longer.
The event will begin precisely at 9:00am on Sunday, May 20th. The event will be held at N 32° 43.888 W 117° 08.827. This is in an open public space, near a fountain at Balboa Park, San Diego. The event will be highly organized and facilitated by volunteers. A minute by minute itinerary will be posted here 2 weeks prior to the event. We will also have printed copies of this ultra-precise itinerary distributed at the event.
Go here for the itinerary / schedule: Schedule
At exactly 9:00am (as determined by the GPS clock) I, your host, will place a bucket full of nice, new swag at the coordinates. We will place a small CD player on the ground near the bucket to play some pleasant, upbeat music. One volunteer will hand out "log sheets". Participants will sign the log sheets (which will later become a log book), to qualify for attendance and drop them in a designated collection box. Bring a pen. Participants may trade swag via the swag bucket at any time. We encourage you to bring nice swag to trade. Another volunteer will hand out raffle tickets. Another volunteer will hand out name tags and markers.
If any muggles are curious about the event we will have a volunteer hand out fliers that explain geocaching.
At a designated time, we will toss out Hershey Kisses to all attendance for the event "meal".
At a designated time, we will take a group photo.
At a designated time, we will call out the raffle winners.
At precisely 9:15 the bucket, and the log sheets will be packed up and sealed away. The event area will be vacated without a trace. Events that happen after 9:15:01 do not count as part of THIS event.
Only those participants whose names appear on the log sheets may log the event.
We hope to gather a "good showing" of cachers at this event. Tell your friends and help promote the event.
Suggestion: COME EARLY TO FIND PARKING. Parking can be difficult to find. If you can't find parking you might miss the event!
Note: Although participants are welcome to get together for brunch after the event. The event will officially be over at 9:15. At brunch, participants may chat, meet, eat and plan for a day of caching near Balboa Park.
I'm sure there will be several muggles nearby who will wonder "What did I just see? What just happened?"
The Other Concurrent Flash Mob Cache Events:
- Flash Mob Cache Event NUTS Style (GC1256V), near Everett, WA
- Flash Mob Cache Event (GC124CW), near Toledo, OH
- Wheeler Flash Mob Event (GC12836), Wheeling, WV
- Flash Mob Cache Event Steak Style (GC12CQ7), Coeur D'alene, ID
- Flash Mob Cache Event Magic Style (GC12AB6), Twin Falls, ID
- The Buckskinn's Flash Mob Cache Event (GC1284D), Fitchburg, MA
- Geocaching Flash Mob Nano Event (GC12J9N), Columbia, SC
- Flash Mob Cache Event with a View (GC12JNN), Bend, OR
- TVCA Flash Mob Cache Event (GC12KGH), Boise, ID
- Nebraskache Flash Mob Nano Event (GC12M53), Wabash, NE
- FLASH MOB CACHE EVENT FLAG PLEDGE STYLE (GC12K2P), Huntington, IN
- The Edmonton Exactly 10 am Flash Cache Event (GC128J4), Edmonton, Alberta Canada
- Minnesota's Flash Mob Cache Event (GC12P39), Lakeville, MN
- Reno Flash Mob (GC12PRP), Reno, NV
- Flash Cache "Fishing" Event (GC12PB0), Fort Wayne, IN
- Goofy's Flash Mob Cache Event (GC12QXM), Muskegon, MI
- Rhode Island Flash Mob Event (GC12MXD), Providence, RI
- San Antonio Flash Mob Cache Event (GC12P8P), San Antonio, TX
- Flash Trash Cache (GC12QKW), near Dayton, OH
Thanks for the Give-aways provided by Geonickels
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum