Monday, April 17, 2006

Not A Lot Of People Know This

Today's the day when a bunch of 'flash gits' impersonating Michael Caine and 'giving it all a bit of that' are due to descend on Margate.

The 'flash mob', as they quaintly call themselves, will be gathering in Cecil Square at 3pm, and spending the next couple of hours circulating through the town, calling each other 'muppets', and shouting to each other that they were 'only supposed to blow the bloody doors off'. This will be followed by a concert at the Winter Gardens, where they will be performing 'This Is The Self-Preservation Society' and other popular Michael Caine songs.

They are then scheduled to head back to 'the smoke' in their cute little red, white and blue minis, but in a spectacular stunt they will, in fact, push the cars off Nayland Rock, decamp into an original 1969 Bedford VAL six-wheel coach, and subsequently attempt to drive that off a cliff near Reculver.

Very impressive, 'lads', and the best of luck with the day.


sfdretywu said...

Sounds extraordinary!
They will, of course, be playing to a largely home crowd, though some of the Eastern Europeans may find it novel, perhaps.
For my part, I think I'll just slope off to a good old, traditional Eastcliff pub and sink a few tasty ones.


Eastcliff Richard said...

Well make sure you blog nicely when you get back, Ram Skate!

Anonymous said...

I went past at exactly 3pm, and all I could see was a group of seven teenagers, one of whom was attempting to climb a traffic sign.

Not very flash, not much of a mob.

sfdretywu said...

Minis, minors, both mean little.

Peter said...

Ah, well the flash mob was a success!

I suppose what I should mention is that the venue of Yates's was the briefing area.

Once the group met, I handed outt full instructions of the 'hit'.

Today's hit was the new Big Wheel.

A full account and photo'scan be seen at
Obviously what you saw at three pm was just a group of teenagers, but well done anyway!


sfdretywu said...

Just visited your site Peter and it does outline a huge entertainment vacuum in the area.
I would definitely stick with it until something better comes along.

Sticky80 said...

Where did you get the whole 'Michael Caine' thing from??
By the way, I took part and it was great! A change to the usual monotony of a Bank Holiday Monday in good old Margate!!

sfdretywu said...

It's called imagination and colourful interpretation, I think.
I believe that's why this site is quite popular.
Correct me if I'm wrong.

Sticky80 said...

Just asked the question out of interest..........

Eastcliff Richard said...

Yes, many people have accused me of not being real, and of making this whole thing up. To those people I say: "How on earth could I make this whole thing up, if I wasn't real?"

There you go, try that one on old Descartes.

sfdretywu said...

When someone asks you to 'get real', it doesn't often mean that they are denying your exsitence.
The whole idea is a little unsettling, I may well have to go and pop a Renée or two.