Flash mob roars at Lassen High football game
Ivanna Rose, left, Tyler Winn and Kylie Downing lead the crowd in dancing to Katy Perry’s hit single, “Roar.” Lassen High School student Jacqui Connell put together a flash mob that invaded the football field during Lassen High’s home football game against Foothill High School on Friday, Sept. 20. The mob’s performance of “Roar” was filmed and will be submitted as part of a contest. Photo by Maddie Musante
Sept. 27 — When Lassen High School junior Jacqui Connell heard about a contest to win a live concert by chart-topping recording artist Katy Perry for her school, she didn’t hesitate to gather a group of friends and put together a submission video.
The contest, put on by Good Morning America, requires participants to send in a two-minute video of the entrant and others at his or her school performing their own rendition of Katy Perry’s hit single “Roar.” According to the Good Morning America website, one student representative entrant will win a live concert by Perry to be held at the school on or about Oct. 25. The concert will also be broadcast on Good Morning America.
After hearing about the contest and reading the rules, Connell and her friends decided to create their submission video during Lassen High School’s home football game against Foothill High School on Friday, Sept. 20. At halftime, fans were surprised with a flash mob of students, athletes, fans and parents who rushed onto the football field to perform “Roar.”
Connell enlisted Lassen High School senior Ivanna Rose to choreograph a dance and teach it to the crowd, while Lauren Cagle acted as Katy Perry. After doing one practice round, the students invited people from the crowd to join them in the filming of the submission video. What came next was several minutes of dancing, singing and roaring to Perry’s popular song.
According to Connell, the winner of the concert will be announced around Oct. 10. Whether she wins or not, there is no doubt the flash mob and filming of the video was a fun and unforgettable experience for many students and Lassen football fans.
For more information on the contest, visit abcnews.com.