Tchaikovsky in Central Park Causes Outbreak of Mass Movement, Twirling

We’re not quite sure what to say about this video—shot by a friend of The Observer‘s last Friday night at the New York Philharmonic concert in Central Park—but we’ll try to give you a bit of background. Apparently one enthusiastic gentleman felt the need to “noodle dance” when he heard the fourth movement of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony Number 4. And you know how it is: once one person starts twirling around on a dusty baseball field, nearby children feel free to test out their native interpretive dance skills, and then, as you can see from the video, you have a good portion of the crowd abandoning their wine and picnic baskets to form a classical Conga line.

The next Philharmonic concert in Central Park is tonight at 8pm.

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