Improv Everywhere @ BestBuy

By UnkleBus
I read on LaughingSquid a story about a group of pranksters who call themselves Improv Everywhere. They consist of members or rather "agents" who go about in public creating scenes of chaos or joy depending on whose point of view. Some of their stunts include "Cellphone Symphony" where they made cellphones ring in the bag check counter; "No Pants 2k6" when everyone rode the subway without pants and most recently hit Best Buy.

I almost fell off my chair reading best buy. They got all agents to dress up like best buy staff and just stand around in the store. 80 agents turned up for the gig. 80!! haha. They all entered BB one by one and the confusion and chaos they created was hilarious. Some agents were undercover, dressed as normal customers to snap pictures of the entire thing.

We met at Union Square North at 3:30 PM. Around 80 agents showed up, most them looking like wonderful Best Buy employees. More than a few came dressed in navy or teal, but with the belt and the khakis they still looked employee-like. After everyone arrived I explained the mission. The first step was for everyone to throw their newspapers away. The instruction to bring a newspaper was a red herring meant to throw people off the scent of the mission’s true nature. I then revealed the plan, “We’re heading up to the Best Buy on 23rd Street. We’ll enter the store one by one. Once inside, spread out and stand near the end of an aisle, facing away from the merchandise. Don’t shop, but don’t work either. If a customer comes up to you and asks you a question, be polite and help them if you know the answer. If anyone asks you if you work there, say no. If an employee asks you what you’re doing, respond ‘I’m waiting for my girlfriend/boyfriend who is shopping elsewhere in the store.’ If they question you about your clothing, just explain that it’s what you put on when you woke up this morning and you don’t know any of the other people dressed like you.”

It's quite picture heavy but its worth the jump. Check it out!