Denver flash mob hopes to be part of world record

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DENVER -- A flash mob took over the 16th street mall in Denver Saturday, and the group says they were working with people in 200 other cities in an attempt to set a world record.

It seemed like just another day on the 16th Street Mall until the clock struck 1:00 p.m. and then there it was -- the flash mob took over the intersection of 16th and Curtis and danced for about three minutes.

With a crowd of people watching and taking video- the hundred or so people showed off the moves they had been rehearsing.

The group says they are part of the world’s largest simultaneous flash mob.

“We had over 200 cities in North America that did the exact same thing at the exact same time so we're actually going for the Guinness Book of World Records,” participant Pete Bunting said.

The event was inspired by Alfonso Ribeiro, who was Carlton on the show the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and it was put together by members of the Body by Vi Challenge, which is a 90 day fitness challenge.

“We're doing it all over the country,” said Rachel Washington. “It’s just amazing to see everyone come together like this for good health and wealth.”

The group danced to some popular songs and got a good response.

“That was absolutely fabulous,” said a visiting couple. “We're here from Minnesota. What a fun thing to see.”

The mob left quite an impression.

With people in all the cities participating, the group hopes they had thousands of participants.

No word yet if they set the world record.

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