What happens when a hundred-plus Star Wars fans gather in one public place and bop each other on the heads with plastic lightsabers? Whatever it is, it looks an awful lot like some kind of riot. I guess the patrons of this mall in Bristol, England feel the same way -- you can hear them screaming in terror as the flashmob begins their geeky lightsaber flailing. All in good fun?

I actually just heard about flashmobs for the first time a couple of days ago, Seems people are using social media to organize large groups of like-minded people for mostly-comedic moments of mass hysteria. It's diverting to watch, but I wouldn't want to be stuck in the middle of one.

You see the Bristol lightsaber flashmob after the jump.
categories Movies, Sci-Fi