Monday, August 31, 2009

How about a Newark Freeze this Friday?

UPDATE: Check out the News Journal Story - Causing a scene on Main Street

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Do you want to do something really cool this Friday?

A couple of us are thinking about putting together a Giant Freeze this Friday.

What's a Giant Freeze? you may be asking - well, here's probably your best introduction

For those that are having a hard time accessing Youtube, the idea is simple, a number of people, doing average, normal stuff in a very public place, simply freeze at the same time and remain perfectly still for a couple of minutes (long enough for a crowd to start wondering what the heck is going on - then, at a set time, they simply resume doing whatever they were doing before they "froze."

We're thinking Main Street, Newark would be a great location.

But, to do this properly, we need a lot of people (I think 40 is a minimum) - if it's just 2 or 3 of us, well, that's kind of lame.

In addition to those who will "freeze" we will need people willing to take photos and video of the event (because we have to share this fun stuff with the world).

So, if you're interested, please post below or e-mail me directly - "ken.grant7(at)".

Oh, and yes, by all means, invite others to be a part of this as well!

Here's what we'll need to know:

1. Are you available on Friday around 11:00 AM (that's the tentative time I'm thinking - not set in stone)?

2. Are you willing to come to Newark, go walking down Main Street, and "freeze" for about 3 minutes?

3. Really? Seriously? If you're going to chicken out at the last minute, let me know now.

If it helps, think about doing this with a couple of friends (it really looks good when you have a few people engaged in conversation and "freezing" together) so you're not just standing there by yourself.

OK, there's the idea - it's in your hands now - let me know if you're in.

Oh, and no, there's no reason, purpose, or cause for this - it's purely for our own fun and amusement.


Anonymous said...

Looks like fun! Well, how did it turn out? The newspaper link is dead.

Ken said...

Good question! The Freeze was a huge success - with about 200 people showing up - here's a couple of links to videos: