Burlington's Church Street was busy Tuesday, and more so than usual. That's because it was hammer time on the marketplace. Williston company Systems & Software busted out of their office with an MC Hammer-inspired flash mob.
Raja Mukherjee organized the dance that took employees two weeks to perfect.
"We wanted something lively and people wanted to take part," Mukherjee said.
"It was comforting knowing it was outside and there was a lot of stuff going on and it's very busy," said Tina Rabideau, a sales and marketing support specialist.
Thirty employees took part in the choreographed mob.
"Project managers, programmers, support consultants-- everybody from the company are taking part of it," Mukherjee said.
"It was a great idea and gets everyone to use their energies and be creative and do what feels fun," Rabideau said.
And it was fun for people surprised by the downtown dance.
"It's cool, unexpected. It gets you away from everyday life and it's nice to see people having fun on the spot like that," onlooker Ben Weller said.
Bustin' a move, and by the looks of things they're too legit to quit.
"Some people are saying we should do it once a month just for fun," Mukherjee said.
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