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03-19-2011, 01:30 PM
If you wish to start the day by having breakfast with other cachers and pick up your Kazoo., contact me through my profile for details. ALL YOU CAN EAT



DATE: Saturday, March 26, 2011

TIME: 7:00am – 10:30am

LOCATION: Oak Grove FD Station #2 (Morgan)

COST: $6 adults (ages 12-up)

$4 kids (ages 6-11)

Kids 5 & Under FREE

1:30pm-1:45pm Flash mob event at car show
The 10th Annual Wheelin' & Healin' car show at Lake Willastein park

There are several caches in the area (about 80) including a series that allows cachers to travel from one end of the fair city to the other and even though some of the caches represented in this series do technically lie outside the borders of Maumelle city limits, they represent a bridge to bridge (or highway to highway) tour through the city.

The kazoo is a wind instrument which adds a "buzzing" timbral quality to a player's voice when one vocalizes into it. The kazoo is a type of mirliton which is a membranophone – a device which modifies the sound of a person's voice by way of a vibrating membrane.
While blowing is the term typically used to describe the technique required to play a kazoo, a more accurate term would be humming into the kazoo. Blowing with the lips closed around the mouthpiece of the kazoo will not make sound – one must vibrate air from his or her lungs by humming into the instrument in order for the kazoo to make any sound. Increased air flow and harder blowing will result in a more effective and authoritative sound.
Budget to arrive 30 minutes before the posted start of the event. Write down your cache name on a index card. Stand around, walk about, look at cars, but don't geather as a group, pretend not to know each other or give any indication that something is about to happen, don't go near the posted location. The concept of a 'Flash Mob' event is to give the impression to onlookers (affectionately known as 'muggles') of "Where did all these people come from - and what are they doing."
Be prepared. Identify the start signal, and hustle.
Write down your cache name on a index card.
Be in the area of the stage by 1:30.
At 1:30 the music will start with a small group after the wistle blowes, where the bucket is placed, move into a circle and play your Kazoo.
Sign the log (drop off your index card in the bucket)
Then join the song:
(print a copy if you need to)
Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony
Stuck a feather in his hat
And called it macaroni.
Yankee Doodle, keep it up
Yankee Doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.
Father and I went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.
Yankee Doodle, keep it up
Yankee Doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy
There was Captain Washington
Upon a slapping stallion
A-giving orders to his men
I guess there was a million.
Yankee Doodle, keep it up
Yankee Doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.
Then geather for a group photo in the area.
At the fifteen minute mark, disperse. All participants should scatter in every direction, giving the impression of having never been there. As in all geocaching events, respect the environment. Cache in, trash out - take any refuse with you.
But don't be late - this event will last only 15 minutes. You need to be ready to cache on a schedule.
•Don't arrive early - no one will be there..
•Don't arrive late - again, no one will be there..
•Arrive and disperse in a "scatter" type manner to achieve the greatest visual effect..

03-25-2011, 10:11 AM
Due to cold weather forecast with rain and everyone being out of town. This was looking like it would be the Kazoo Quartet Flash Mob so I will reschedule it for another time and place.
To everyone for your interest .