by Andrew Samtoy
One of the things about Cash Mobs is that every one is different, and the organizers each put their own particular spin on things. Experimentation and learning are a critical part of this whole adventure. Sometimes it works out great – for example, Chagrin Falls announced their target in advance and got 200 people to show up. Sometimes it doesn’t work out – another organizer tried to get a mob to meet at 2 p.m. on a Friday afternoon when lots of people were working and it didn’t go so well.
Next Tuesday, Cleveland is going to be trying a “Cultural Cash Mob” out. Understanding that the Creative Class can have an extremely positive impact on our communities and economy, and that they need our support to continue to be creative, we are going to go to a show featuring local performers; we’ve negotiated it so that $20 gets each mobber admission and three drinks. (If you’re under 21 you get admission and some swag.) The details are here; we’ll let you know how this variation goes when we’re done!
Also, for everyone else, what variations have YOU tried, and what went well/should be avoided in the future?