Spontaneous Gatherings, Flash Mobs, and Happenings

Spontaneous gatherings, flash mobs, and happenings: Random acts of exuberance.

Happenings became a general term for so many different kinds of artistic events. Whether they were planned or totally spontaneous, happenings were events to experience. Mayhem, junk, a stage, crowds, paint, actors and actresses, an audience, sets, all out of the familiar, calm surroundings; all removed from the normal.