Recap of the non-issues at the Fake Protest Flash Mob

About 60 boisterous passionate people, armed with homemade signs, bundled up on a cold cloudy day along a busy intersection to protest… nothing!

The group lined both sides of the intersection at 20th Street and Camelback, holding signs with sayings like:

  • Fines for Flatulence
  • Honk If You’re Horny
  • Private Protest – Please Look Away
  • I Want More Tortillas with my Fajitas
  • Cap’n Crunch Hurts My Mouth

The group held their signs and chanted (each person chanting something different) for about 30 minutes. Some people laughed, honked, and waved while other drivers averted their eyes, trying to be oblivious to the commotion. It’s amazing the lengths some people will go to not to smile.

Toward the end of the protest, a police car drove by and asked what was going on. When she was told that the protest was just for fun, and no actual cause was being protested, she said, “That’s awesome.”  Check out the event video:

There are also some pictures in the Fake Protest Facebook album you should check out.

After the fake protest, the group gathered for some final pictures and dispersed, already contemplating what sign they wanted to make for the next protest. There are just so many non-existant causes, and so little time.

Join the Fake Protest Flash Mob in April

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UPDATED: Location information now posted below!

People protest all sorts of serious things, and we think it is about time we protested something utterly and totally ridiculous. Or even many utterly ridiculous things!

We are having a fake protest where a group gathers with signs (BYO sign) but all the signs have nothing to do with any of the other signs. We are NOT protesting anything serious or political. All the signs should be purposely silly, so leave any real grumbling about immigration, same-sex marriage, and all that at home!

Instead let your creativity shine and come up with something that is funny, irrelevant, and will make people wonder just what the heck is going on!

Examples of Good Slogans for Signs:

  • I Hate Signs
  • Down with Sunshine
  • Math is Sexy
  • Han Shot First
  • Jill Pushed Jack
  • Save Ferris
  • I’m Lost
  • Honk if Elvis Lives

Get the idea?

Date: Saturday, April 9th
Time: 1pm – 1:30pm
Location: We will be doing this at 20th St and Camelback. Park by the Best Buy on the SW corner, and meet in the parking lot near the Comerica Bank with your signs around 12:50 for a quick briefing. Depending on how many show up, we may split up and tackle different corners.

Since we’re going to be on street corner, our signs need to be big with clear lettering. It would be best to use 22”x28” or 24”x36” poster board for your sign – available at Walgreens, Michaels, or an office supply store.

If you’re on Facebook, you can RSVP for the Fake Protest flash mob event and share it with your friends!

If you have any ideas for slogans or questions about whether your slogan is appropriate, please share them as comments below.