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LA Times Festival of Books: Umbrella Tetris Flash Mob

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There was buzz about a secret flash mob hours before the mob actually appeared. A window of hours during Saturday's festivities was secretly passed along, but no mob was sighted during the supposedly set times. Then, just as we were leaving, we saw an unusual number of umbrellas. It was hot enough for shade protection, yes, but not that hot.

Soon, we found ourselves surrounded by umbrella wielding folks who began swaying back & forth and moving up & down the stairs while festival-goers looked on in confusion and kids, in particular, looked on in wonderment.