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This is, by some distance, the most astonishing video we’ve had the pleasure of showing off for quite a while.
It seems that, as with all right-minded nations, Russia is more than a little partial to Sherlock. So much so, in fact, that over the weekend (yesterday, in fact), a pack of fans took to the streets of St. Petersburg to enact a flashmob tribute to their favorite show.
It’s about 10 minutes long, you’ll get to see some re-enactments, a Holmes, a Watson, an Adler, a Moriarty, a lady in pink, and a mini-army of Russian recruits wearing “I am Sher-Locked” T-shirts and doing a synchronized dance. With a prominent place reserved for Andrew Scott’s voice, and Moriarty’s ringtone: the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive.”
And again from another angle, in another location:
For more pictures and videos from the event, check out the group’s page on the social media site VK.
Your move, international fandom!
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Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.
He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.
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