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WWFM III - South Bend, IN Event Cache

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Kandee & Dan: It's been a week since the event so I'm going to archive this. Thanks to everyone that attended. We'll see you out there on the trail.

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Hidden : Saturday, 10 May 2008
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

May 10th, 2008

Seitz Park
South Bend, Indiana

A "Flash Mob" Gathering of Geocachers. Only 15 minutes long! You MUST be present and sign a log sheet DURING this time to claim the event.

The World Wide Flash Mob Event: Dozens of events all around the world, coordinated to happen at the same time to bring together geocachers and introduce others (newbies) to the geocaching.

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). Come be part of this historic event!

The event will last EXACTLY 15 minutes, not one second longer.

The event will begin precisely at 1:00pm EDT on May 10, 2008. The event will be held at Seitz Park in downtown South Bend, Indiana . This is in an open public space. The event will be highly organized and facilitated by volunteers. A minute by minute itinerary will be distributed at the event.

The Plan

At exactly 1:00pm (as determined by the GPS clock) we 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. At this point, all geocachers will converge, seeming to come out of "nowhere". (grin)

One volunteer will hand out "log sheets" / raffle entries (same sheet). 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.

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. One of the raffle items will be the FTF honors certificate.

At precisely 1:15 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 1:15:01 do not count as part of THIS event.

Only those participants whose names appear on the log sheets may log the event.

Tell your friends and help promote the event!

Suggestion: COME EARLY TO FIND PARKING. There should be ample parking by the East Race and across the street from the Emporium Restaurant parking lot.

I'm sure there will be several muggles nearby who will wonder "What did I just see? What just happened?" (That's part of the fun!)

There will be a new cache series revealed at the Flash Mob Event

After the Event

We will meet up at N 41 40.520 W 086 14.467 to talk about the fun we had. Pizza, individual sandwiches and a salad bar are available for individual purchase. Hope to see everyone there.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)