Flash mobs in Amarillo

Father freezes while tying his son's shoe

Flash mobs have invaded Amarillo. We're talking about the kind where crowds randomly break into song and dance or at least a funny pose.

The first one in Amarillo happened Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. About 20 people stopped in the center court of Westgate Mall and froze in a certain position for five minutes. A father froze while helping his son tie his shoe, a daughter was holding a tissue up for her father, and others just froze in position while walking.

Then at 7:10 p.m. all the people participating resumed their shopping. The flash mob was designed to surprise people, there is no agenda, no motive, nothing to really gain, so we asked why do it?

"You know, a couple of years ago I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It's not going to kill me, I'm not going to die, but man, life's short. I just want to have some fun with some friends and have a good time and this is just one way to do it," said Todd Stephens, the organizer of the event.

The flash mob even has a Facebook page and an email. They plan on having one of these flash mobs every month.

You won't know if they'll sing or just freeze for a few minutes, unless you sign up. To do that you can send an email to get on the email circulation:

You can also visit the group's Facebook page, A-Town Flashers.