Canadian Christmas Caroling:
Air Canada sponsors a local band “Abandon Paris” to sing at the Vancouver Airport on Saturday, while dancers from the Arts Umbrella Dance Company put on red stocking caps and dance in the airport.
Air Canada Flashmob. Abandon Paris sings “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” at the Vancouver Airport
United States Christmas Caroling:
You remember the Roseville Galleria Mall. https://www.docudharma.com/diar… It was the one a single crazy arsonist set fire back to earlier this fall, on Oct 21, resulting in millions of dollars worth of damage, (partially thanks to the Roseville PD, because the sprinklers were turned off, and they wouldn’t let the Fire Dept into the building because Crazy Pyro Guy had a …. backpack. So they send in The Bomb Finding Robot, the Fire Dept has to use ladder trucks from the outside, a giant hole burns through the roof of the mall, and days later, under the fallen ashes and debris… it was still a backpack. ) and Gov. Schwarzenegger then declaring Placer County under a state of emergency. Well, they got part of the Galleria Mall open for the Holiday shopping season, the Sacramento Choral Society shows up at the Food Court, and….
12/20/10 Auburn Journal
Police reported receiving between 40 and 50 “911” calls from shoppers warning of dangerous overcrowding They dispatched 10 police cars, in addition to the five fire engines, one truck and four ambulances.
From a helicopter, officials ordered people to get into their vehicles or leave the promenade, where many of the singers and listeners had gathered. Joyfully defying officers, the choir members rang out with cries of “O Holy Night,” “We wish you a merry Christmas,” and of course, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.
A fire department spokesman said mall officials knew about the pending concert and described the movement at the food court as what one might see in a minor earthquake. No injuries were reported.
An estimated 5,000 people had to be evacuated, and it made international headlines. Yay California !
Some Chorus people did not immediately try to leave the mall and contribute to the ongoing massive traffic jam at the nearby 65 exit/entrance ramp, but instead attempted to sing outside. Catch the infamous multimillion dollar Placer County helicopter circling overhead ordering them to leave as they sing “Silent Night” and the kids taking pictures of it with their cameras.
Look, up in the East. Is that the Star of Bethlehem ? No, it’s the searchlight on the Sherif’s Dept Helicopter. Get the **** Out of the Mall, it might fall down !
Your Homeland Security Tax Dollars At Work.
Sample comments under AJ story (remember, this is wingnuttia Tea Party Land)
I hope the cops stun gunned everyone of them
where was mall security? why should my tax dollars be wasted on Westfield ….
the mall should have turned on the sprinkler system…. that’s twice now…
thanks again for the holiday cheer morons. Merry Christmas and a happy laryngitis infection to you all.
all you are asking for is a potential terrorist attack of some kind… The Viet Cong were experts at using big groups…. there are a lot of al Queda wannabees out there
After an inspection, the mall was declared safe to re open today, according to the city and mall engineers. http://www.mercurynews.com/top…
Just don’t sing too loud. We’re not sure about our structural integrity.