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March 2nd, 2011 · 24 Comments

The Houston Flashmob Presents: Invisiball!

(Contest info at the bottom of the post! Click here to jump to the contest, or read on.)

For our latest event we had 50+ flashmobbers join us at Houston City Centre to play a game of “Invisiball”. We asked everyone to dress up in baseball uniforms and meet us at the rock water fountain across from Bed Bath and Beyond in Town and Country Village, other than that the plan was a mystery! We were delighted to see such a diverse group from all ages (six year olds to sixty year olds) show up excited and ready to find out what we were going to do.

For me, the most exciting part of the whole event was that we (the Houston Flashmob) came up with only 5% of the plan and the participants came up with the other 95%. All anyone knew was to be at the rock fountain, 3:00pm on Saturday the 26th. Other than that, it was mystery. This is what went down:

We asked everyone to split into two teams then pick a team name and a pitcher for the team. After that, we flipped a coin to decide what team would win. Finally, the teams chose their line up and shared it with the other team. That’s the only plan there was, after that the flashmobbers created everything! It was AMAZING!

After everything was decided we all headed to the big grassy area in front of Ruggles Green and the new Red Mango in City Centre.

I arrived a few minutes after the rest of the group had gathered in the grass area. It was AMAZING to see everyone cheering, having “batting practice”, heckling the other team, and involving spectators as the teams warmed up. Before I knew it, the game had started and the first team was up to bat.

By the end of the first inning, the “Gas Monkeys” were falling behind the “Red Devils” by a few runs. I remember walking by a mother and her two little children and hearing on of the kids look up at her Mom and say “I’m rooting for the Gas Monkeys!” As the Red Devils took to the field for the second inning, one of the Gas Monkeys charged the mound after being “hit” by the invisible ball. The Red Devils team quickly grabbed the unruly player and dragged him off the field! This was intense competition!

Finally, the Gas Monkeys were four runs behind, the bases were loaded and hit big hitter, a little 5 year old girl, took to the plate. The pitcher wound up and threw a screaming fast ball. She connected and blasted it out of the park for a grand slam home run!!! After she ran the bases the Gas Monkeys flooded the field, lift her high in the air, and let out a roar of victory!



I want to thank EVERYONE who came out, dressed up, made signs and helped create this amazing and spontaneous event for everyone to enjoy! I also would like to thank the Houston Astros who heard about our baseball themed flashmob and has generously given us 40 tickets to give away for their College Classic at Minute Maid park!!

Houston Astros College Classic ticket giveaway contest

Here is how to win:

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The contest will be over March 3rd at midnight so be sure to post soon! We can send up to two tickets per person (who wants to go to the game alone, right? :) ).

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24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ed // Mar 2, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Go Gas Monkeys!

  • 2 Jeremy // Mar 2, 2011 at 5:46 am

    We had a blast! Can’t wait for the next one!

  • 3 Erica Coats // Mar 2, 2011 at 6:40 am

    It was so much fun! Thanks for organizing it!

  • 4 Andrew Miller // Mar 2, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Maybe it’s just me; the vids are private for some reason? I wasn’t able to show up, but wanted to see how it went :)

  • 5 Katie Galanes // Mar 2, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I couldnt see the video’s either, but luckily I was the pitcher on the Gas Monkeys so I know the outcome!! :)

  • 6 Georgia // Mar 2, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I SO wish I could’ve been there! I hope to make the next one and that it’s soon!!

  • 7 LC // Mar 2, 2011 at 8:24 am

    That looks really fun!

  • 8 Heather // Mar 2, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Gas Monkey… that funky monkey!

  • 9 Heather // Mar 2, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Looks so fun! Can’t wait to go to the next one!

  • 10 Anna // Mar 2, 2011 at 9:01 am

    YEAH GAS MONKEYS!! What a fun day!

  • 11 Houston FlashMob // Mar 2, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Hey folks,

    Thanks for commenting! Videos should work now :)

  • 12 Lauren Gates // Mar 2, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Thanks so much for a fun event! I never knew there were flash mobs without dancing. We will definitely come again!

  • 13 Stephanie // Mar 2, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Had a great time! Looking forward to the next one! GO GAS MONKEYS!

  • 14 Katrina // Mar 2, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Hahahahaha! Sounds like it was a great time!

  • 15 Ginessa // Mar 2, 2011 at 10:28 am

    It was a blast! Go Gas Monkeys!!!

  • 16 Russell Womack // Mar 2, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I’ll definitely be coming to the next one. What a great way to spend a saturday afternoon!

  • 17 JoAnn // Mar 2, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Wish we could have made it! We’ll try for the next one! Go Houston Flashmob!!

  • 18 Courtney Boyett // Mar 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Go Red Devils!!! It was awesome can’t wait for the next one!!!

  • 19 Laura Shew // Mar 2, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Red red white white lol had a blast

  • 20 Nicole Yeats // Mar 2, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    I had such a great time, never done anything like this before and would love to do another one.

  • 21 Michelle // Mar 2, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Red Devils ROCKED! Okay, so we lost, but we put in a darn good effort, and we were fantastic good sports. :)

  • 22 Debra Fawcett // Mar 2, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    We had such a wonderful time! Let’s do it again!!!

  • 23 Sandy // Mar 3, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Yeah Gasmonkeys! What a fun day. I think it was worth the injury to my hamstring?! It was so much fun doing something different and unexpected with a flashmob. Can’t wait for the next event!

  • 24 Whitney // Mar 3, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Awesome job guys! So much fun!!!

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