Greater Louisville Inc. “punked” by “flash mob” at annual meeting (UPDATE)

According to what we’re hearing from the Facebook’s chatterings, the city’s hubristic chamber of commerce fell victim not to the Ghost of Jobsmas past, but to a well-choreographed flash mob at its annual self-congratulatory meeting of the minds held at the KFC Yum! Center earlier today.

We’ll update as soon as the Internet coughs up some video.

UPDATE: Judging from this video footage, the term “flash mob” is being co-opted by GLI to mean “random people start dancing in a non-threatening, arrhythmic manner.”

(Note to prospective Louisville-area investors: We’re led to believe that this is definitive proof that if you really want to get into GLI President Joe Reagan’s headspace, either put on a white beard or force him to start dancing. Oh, and in case you were wondering, tickets to the event were $135 per individual.  (note: GLI meeting-ticket costs are not factored into Louisville’s cost-of-living index, which is considerably larger than it appears) )


  1. Ben
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

  2. Emily C
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    Woohoo! I coordinated that! So glad you’re posting and as excited about it as all of us were :)

  3. Carol Hadley
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    Loved being part of that flash mob!

  4. Aern m
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    I guess not taking into account the perspective of those involved in the entertainment aspect, you failed to interpret the meaning behind said flash mob. Def was no gimmick nor a ploy on anyone’s behalf.

  5. Ronnie
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    I love it!!! So exciting to see so many people involved in the community, and I really love GLI’s enthusiastic spirit!! Seems like Joe is really doing something great for our idea capital…. By the way do you even understand what a flash mob is?? It seems like they pulled it off nicely to me, and also the “white beard” joke doesn’t even make sense…

  6. Steve Magruder
    Posted March 16, 2011 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    Where Louisville’s smartest guys in the room, er, in our case, dumbest guys in the room, have a quasi-party-like atmosphere to be all jovial and stuff, in a stiff-upper-crust sort of way, employing the old, safe joke that nobody laughs at any longer.

  7. Rufus Abramowitz
    Posted March 16, 2011 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    It’s Possum Billy City, baby.

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