Many in Castleisland will know Linda Flanagan as the Zumba / Salsa dance teacher who was the choreographer for the hugely successful Strictly Come Dancing competition in Castleisland a few years ago.
However, during a dry but no less spooky Halloween in 2015, Linda put her darker side on show when she and a gang of her Castleisland Zumba / Salsa Class organised a brilliant ‘Flash Mob’ Halloween Party at St. John’s Park just after dark on that remarkably balmy evening.
Dancing Like Mad
Men, women and children danced like mad on the street while a handful of more sophisticated young men just played football under the lights of the street and the odd passing hearse.
I never knew exactly what a flash mob actually was until I walked straight into that one on Halloween.
My neighbours were all looking strange and looking at me strangely until I became one of them.
Dogs Howled, Cats Ran for Cover
Dogs howled, cats ran for cover and children will never look at the adults in their neighbourhood in the same light again. It was brilliant. It was fast, furious and funny.
Those looking for more of that kind of adventure headed off down through the Ivy Leaf or St. Stephen’s Churchyard in this case – and onto Tom McCarthy’s for his Halloween Party.
Weren’t them the days ?
Here’s a piece of film from that evening to mark this frighteningly quiet Halloween of 2020: https://youtu.be/PY9Xy9RSgw0
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