Ferguson Flash Mob Disrupts St. Louis Symphony with Michael Brown Requiem

Saeed Ahmed, CNN, October 6, 2014

It was a protest of an altogether different sort.

Rather than take to the streets of Ferguson, these demonstrators took their demands to the seats of the symphony.

As the St. Louis Symphony returned from intermission Saturday night and readied to launch into Brahms’ ‘Ein deutsches Requiem’ (A German Requiem), two audience members stood up and began singing an old protest song–modified for a new cause.

“Justice for Mike Brown is justice for us all,

Which side are you on friend? Which side are you on?”

Then, others slowly joined in–in the balcony, on the floor, in various parts of the auditorium.

The protesters unfurled banners. “Mike Brown 1996-2014,” said one. “Racism lives here,” said another.

The reaction was mixed. There was applause among many in the audience. Other patrons remained unimpressed.

“He was a thug,” a man was captured on camera saying.

Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African-American, was shot to death by a white police officer in August, fueling protests and spurring a debate on police use of force.


The flash mob was the idea of Sarah Griesbach and Elizabeth Vega.

Two weeks ago, the pair were booed and handcuffed after hanging banners at a St. Louis Cardinals game.

“People were just outraged: How dare we interrupt a baseball game! They were saying really racist things,” Vega said.

As they were escorted out of the stadium in handcuffs, Griesbach joked, “We probably need a different venue.”


The singing lasted for about a minute and a half.


As they left, the demonstrators chanted “Black lives matter.”

Red hearts floated down from the balcony onto audience members below. “Requiem for Michael Brown, May 20, 1996 – August 8, 2014,” said one side. Information on how to get involved was listed on the back.

The musicians on stage clapped.


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  • Julius Caesar

    The AUDACITY of these jiggaboos…

    • APaige

      The real enemies are the Whites singing and clapping.

      • Christorchaos

        Even if a white symphony-goer had a flash inspiration that Euro self-loathing had finally gone too far, there is nothing they can, or are likely, to do about it. They’re hemmed in by their own rhetoric and by their milieu. They’re all just going to enjoy their wealth and privilege like First Class on the Titanic.

        • TruthBeTold

          I agree.

          By uncritically championing ‘civil rights’ over any and every minority and minority issue, Whites have lost any power to fight back.

          They’ve painted themselves into a corner and unless something big happens to shake them up, it’s going to a long, slow decline.

        • anony

          “Most men can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it obliges them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven thread by thread into the fabric of their lives.”

    • FloridaGal2005

      And their well-trained wiggaboos…

  • AmericanCitizen

    They released little red hearts with Michael Brown’s name on them.

    Instead of hearts they should have used toilet paper. That’s what a piece of crap belongs on.

  • shawnmer

    I think I’m going to throw up.

  • When this news first broke locally, and it was reported that the hecklers paid full ticket price to get in, I asked myself why the ushers didn’t figure something was up because of the smell.

    Yesterday, after thinking it through, I came to the conclusion that this was probably not the black undertow, because interrupting a symphony orchestra at an ironic intermission (Brahms’s Requiem was next) is not an undertow tactic, it’s a white leftist tactic. Even though Powell Hall is within walking distance of Bell Curve City.

    Now I read this, the first time anywhere I’ve been able to read names:

    The flash mob was the idea of Sarah Griesbach and Elizabeth Vega.

    There you go.

    • phorning

      I have really come to enjoy classical music over the last few years, but have a hard time supporting the local symphony orchestra. Buying tickets is one thing but making a donation seems like it is supporting a leftist cause.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        I enjoy classical music as well, but stopped listening to NPR, National Public Radio over their obnoxious afternoon commentaries about blacks, how wonderful Muslims are and gay marriage. Now I only listen to classical music, rarely, on Music Choice from my cable co.

        • TruthBeTold

          Youtube is a great resource for classical music.

          Download ‘youtube free downloader’ and you can download videos or just the audios.

          Going to youtube to search for a composer or piece of music is a great experience for me. You can find all kinds of young amateurs who are showing of their skills by playing Bach or Mozart and others.

          It’s a sign of hope when I see these young kids playing Bach and others because they ‘get it’ and they’re keeping the legacy alive.

          • Augustus3709

            Can’t beat Bach. Bach was such a genius that he changed the flow of music history. He in essence fulfilled the potential of the Baroque style, and so Western music moved towards the “emotion” of the “classical” era after the mathematical perfection of Bach. The only other single dramatic and monumental event like that was advent of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, which once again made musicians throw their hands up in the air in defeat and go back to the drawing board, ushering in the “romantic” era, which highlighted the potential of smaller, perhaps more “accessible” tunes.

            Mainstream Western music mostly fell off a cliff in the 1900s, due to the war on western culture along with art and everything else.

            But yes, youtube is an awesome resource. I have many hours of music downloaded, neatly categorized 🙂

      • propagandaoftruth

        If you play classical music at a business the negroes are calmer, and tend to move along quicker while still spending money.

        • TruthBeTold

          When I lived in NYC, I went to Macys around Christmas. They were playing selections from The Nutcracker.

          A group of black girls walked into the store and one of them upon hearing the music rushed out saying, ‘I gotta get out of here’.

          • cherrie greenbaum123

            The only nutcrackers black girls like are encased in a jockstrap.

        • Alexandra1973

          What’s the saying, music soothes the savage beast? Heard it on a Bugs Bunny cartoon.

          • propagandaoftruth

            No matter what music they’re playing, I stay away from mall court food. Heck, I stay away from malls. They still got those things?

            I know I have a self defecating sense of humor, but those places fritz my brain out as well as my gut. Malls in general. Zombie land.

          • Nancy

            When I went to the original article, there was a link at the bottom to a completely unrelated story, entitled “Adorable Gorilla Rejected by Mom” and a photo.

            Ironic indeed.


    • Voice of Reason

      Read somewhere the Cards playoff series is next target. Hopefully the fans that paid exorbitant ticket prices will enjoy the show.

      • What the undertow wants to do there is block the Metro Link in between the stadium stop and the next stop going west. They can’t do it between the stadium stop and the next stop going east because at that point, the Metro Link is underground.

        • bilderbuster

          Start a rumor on twitter that the “Ferguson KKK” greased the tracks and the train won’t be able to stop.

        • TruthBeTold

          Let’s hope they tick off a few hardcore fans.

    • DaveMed

      It seems that some of the performers were raring to get involved with something like this.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        If I lived in St. Loo, I’d cancel my subscription and be clear about why.

        • bilderbuster

          I noticed there were more than a few empty seats already.

    • TruthBeTold

      We really need to sharpen our awareness of provocateurs.

  • who’s side?. Law and order something this swamprats refuse to recognize. but Im preaching to the choir .

  • Christorchaos

    Finally … a protest which makes symbolic sense, because it reveals their true motive: hostility towards the cultural patrimony of the West.

  • Voice of Reason

    Wondering if the tickets were bought by the “protesters” themselves or if they purchased or donated by another “group”.

    • bilderbuster

      White Libs are loaded.

  • anony

    These liberal nut-balls are proving once again, as they did with Treyvon Martin, that they care not about the rule of law or black criminality.

    They only care about sanctifying the black.

  • Adolf Verloc

    There is a certain appropriateness about this. Disrupting a masterpiece of Western music in memory of a wannabee hip-hop thug. I am pleased to say I thought this worth getting banned from my last Daily Kos account.

  • What organization is funding these protests ?
    I can’t see blacks spending YT money on red hearts.

    • TruthBeTold

      ‘Outside forces’.

      • Yancy Derringer


  • John Smith

    These were rich white kids (no doubt some from the tribe too) were from from a neighboring college.

    Many of these snot nosed “anti-racists” attending these Michael Brown rallies have been getting attacked and beaten up by the blacks. Now that is really funny!

    Since the filthy creatures in the anti-white media cabal like to cover up this type of crime, perhaps many more of these snot nosed white “anti-racists” will meet the same fate.

    • bilderbuster

      POP “Ow!” THUMP “I’m with you bro!” BAM “Ouch! I Tink you broke my doze!” BOOM “Stop it!” POW “There goes my loafer!”
      Music to my ears.

      • Yancy Derringer

        “There goes my loafer!” Hahahahaha!!

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Where can we read about white anti-racists getting beat up? Let them spend the night or two in Gary, Indiana and see if this type community is future of society, morally, economically, and otherwise.

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      Saw similar during Freedom Summer. At least 60 percent tribe. Wasn’t surprised when one was murdered with his black pal a few years later in Mississippi.

  • DaveMed

    I have been discussing this on a classical radio station’s website.

    The degree of White guilt among these people is astonishing.

  • AmericanCitizen

    Just wait till Officer Wilson is acquitted by a grand jury. There will be a huge chimpout that will make what happened in August look like a block party.

    • This is why McCulloch extended the GJ’s work until early next month. It does three things: Get us past election day, get us past any sustained warm-ish weather periods, and get us past what would be Game 7 of the World Series.

      • AmericanCitizen

        It’s the beginning of Mob rule, the end phase of Democracy. Read the ancient Greek Polybius and his writings on the six forms of government – very insightful and so far historically true.

        Here we have the local government and legal system making decisions in a certain way because they have to take the street riffraff into account. Once the legal verdict comes out the authorities know either (A) not guilty is a huge chimpout, legal reasons unimportant, or (B) an indictment and a smaller celebration chimpout. Either way the street mob has influenced the legal process, and that is a big sign of a crumbling society.

        • Casper Flannigan

          Yes. Absolutely on point. In our fading Republic those in charge are catering solely to the lowest common denominator. It’s disgusting. No matter how loudly the herd bleats and no matter how large the collective, it’s still made up of sheep.

          • anony

            Rule by the “lowest common denominator” is the definition of “democracy”.

        • libertarian1234

          “Either way the street mob has influenced the legal process, and that is a big sign of a crumbling society.”

          Yes, it’s a sign and it’s a big one.

          Also, a shaky economy burdened with too much debt, a falling currency, multiculturalism implemented under the mistaken idea that it will increase the empire’s wealth and power and instead weakens it further economically and socially by splitting society into tribal factions.

          Added to that is the growing loss of the family unit…the bedrock of every successful society….and pretending as if perversions are a right under the constitution.

          And ALL of this is in direct opposition to what the people want, which brings us to the most critical situation so far in empire collapse, which is telling the people what the need rather than letting them decide what they want.

          Spectator sports and entertainment are the new “Opiate of the masses.” But as in Rome that relied on “bread and circuses” in the coliseum, to distract and occupy the unwashed masses, the weaknesses and multiculturalism were so devastating even distractions couldn’t save Rome.

          A failing system not only “defines deviancy downward,” it weakens society on every other front because of it.

  • Saul Alinksy, Hillary’s mentor, advocated that 100 blacks eat large helpings of beans then attend the symphony and hold a “f*rt-in.” That’s the kind of filthy perverted mindset we’re dealing with here.

    If there were any blacks among the protesters at the symphony they couldn’t wait to get out. I’ve NEVER seen a black who understands or appreciates classical music.

    Finally, I’d like to see these asses try to disrupt a country music performance, such as rowdy old Hank, Jr. Their butts would be ground into the dirt by country music fans. Too bad a few of these didn’t fall from the balcony as part of the protest.

    • bilderbuster

      Members of the band Motley Crue were charged with incitement to riot on ethnic grounds in NC when they stopped a show because a Black security guard was beating a White fan. Their crime? They told somebody to stop that “Ni66er!”

      • Samuel Hathaway

        Not a heavy-metal fan, but hey, Motley Crue sounds like a good race-realist ally.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Hank, Jr. fans might be one thing, but Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley or Taylor Swift would be another. The latter three would think it was wonderful to have blacks disrupting their concert, with McGraw and Paisley showing off how wonderfully “reformed and rehabilitated” they are on race by tolerating the spectacle.

  • LHathaway

    “Racism lives here”

    Yes, I’m sure there are a lot of blacks in Ferguson.

  • Chip Carver

    I would bet this was organized by outside agitators so to speak. And those agitators were not black. More likely along the lines of “white guys” like Tim Wise.

    • Yancy Derringer

      Griesbach, Vega. Young women. It’s in the article.

  • MekongDelta69

    Q. Is there anything blacks won’t ruin?

    A. NO

    • proud white

      Mekong first time I disagree with you. We need to start calling them all KNEE-GROWS from now on. time to get f***ing mean with them.

    • bilderbuster

      Not yet.

  • Kay

    Bravo! Bellissimo! *wipes tears* Yes, black lives do matter! The horrible injustice that befell Mr. Brown must never be forgotten! White America must ask itself, “Which side are we on?” I say we must be on the side of justice! Justice for Mike Brown!

    (Just kidding, please don’t hurt me.)

  • Snoop Dog’s 2nd movement, 4th concerto in c minor.

    • MekongDelta69

      More like Snoop’s 2nd bowel movement, 4th remix in c minority…

  • Truthseeker

    This Ferguson situation has become nothing more than a photo-op for every wannabe agitator. This is proof our society has lost its way, and now too many people have no purpose in life except find ways to make themselves look important.

  • Conrad

    Justice =
    5. the administering of deserved punishment or reward.
    6. the maintenance or administration of what is just by law, as by judicial or other proceedings: a court of justice.
    7. judgment of persons or causes by judicial process:
    to administer justice in a community.
    That’s what he got.

  • Christorchaos

    I take it that the protesters do not care much for “long ‘fro” …

  • Tarczan

    Apparently not one person stood up and responded. “He got what he deserved” would have been appropriate. I’d like to think I would have done something, said something, and not sit there and take it.

    • libertarian1234

      Remember in Houston when the guy shot two blacks coming out of his neighbor’s home carrying various items that were stolen from the house? And Quanell X arrived with his coterie of black instigators to give a speech?

      Well, the motorcyclists and others in the area revved up their motors and drowned him out completely. Discouraged he packed up and left with his black pigs.

      These black instigators should be given the same treatment. Every person in that audience should have stood up and sang DIXIE, while the musicians on stage played as loudly as they could.

      • Tim

        That happened a hundred miles away and two days before my gun class. I`ll never forget what the instructor said when the class urged him on….”I`m not gonna kill a man over my TV, so I`m damn sure not gonna kill one over my neighbors TV…” I`ve always thought that was a great answer along the lines of, “We shoot to live, not to kill…”

    • OS-Q

      Hah, there was a respondent that said “he was a thug” afterwords. The MSM wasn’t happy that the response didn’t awe the onlookers the way it awed them.

      The song sounded like a grating and sanctimonious church song.

      If I was there, I would have assaulted someone with a cello, El Kabong style. How would that be for a “mixed” reaction?

    • bilderbuster

      I heard someone say “He was a thug” rather loudly.
      His wife probably Shushed him rather quickly lol!

      • Christorchaos

        If I had been there, I would have yelled “Hands Up Don’t Tob Me”. It’s the perfect retort … if a bit over their heads.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    Which side am I on? Are you serious, twits?

    If they heckled back, ‘pants up, don’t loot’ at the ballpark, why on earth are you doubling down here?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The protesters in Ferguson are angry because they were shoved off the front pages and lead stories at the alphabet networks for the 24/7 Ebola newsfest.

    They want COVERAGE.

    Nothing says “justice” like burning and looting gas stations, hair salons and convenience stores as businesses and jobs flee your trashed community. I’m sure further violence against cops, arson and rioting will bring prosperity to your community, idiots

    To applaud this is to invite more.

    These bottom feeders should have been arrested.

  • Paws

    I just can’t wait until we become a minority. Oh goodie..

  • bilderbuster

    What dat be?

    • Ron Cheaters

      Dat Be Quisha’s brother only they spell it Ra-Q’ium

  • IstvanIN

    Elizabeth Vega, a real beaut:

    • MekongDelta69

      And the other one’s a real ‘prize’ too…

      • Douglas Quaid

        That’s a future congresswoman if I ever saw one…

    • IstvanIN

      Sarah G:

      • Sparky

        What’s in it for her? Nevermind, I think I can guess.

    • The words “warthog ugly” come quickly to mind.

      • Ron Cheaters

        Eye of Newt – for the boiling cauldron

      • 4321realist

        She’s the typical Latina beauty: 5’4″ and 300 pounds.

        • texasoysterman

          (Nod to MCS)

  • Mack0

    You’ve got to laugh. Once whites are gone you won’t have these air headed bleeding hearts pulling dumb stunts like this. Whites liberals are blacks main advocates without us its sink or swim and we all know how well they swim.

  • Who Me?

    Sickening and disgusting. All those white people up there singing in honor of a murderous thief. And all those white musicians and some in the audience clapping. Every one of them that did the singing and the clapping ought to be tarred and feathered and rode out of town on a rail–then deport what’s left of their sorry behinds–maybe Liberia would be a nice place for them. Lots of Africans for them to “help” there.

    • Christorchaos

      Punishment by Exile to Africa would be a suitable, Kafkaesque, punishment.

    • Cecil Broomsted

      Another outbreak of inappropriate white altruism and fully played upon (expected and demanded) by African Americans.

  • MannyR

    As much as I find this annoying and feel for the people there that night it serves them right. The upper class whites have reaped the financial benefits of diversity and multiculturalism in the forms of higher corporate profits and sitting back watching working class whites fight for jobs and lowered wages against 3rd world immigrants for 30 years now. At the same time they’ve used every position of power they have to ridicule, mock and humiliate those of us who’ve been warning that this day would come. Maybe this will be awake call to some of them to start donating to Amren and various other white nationalist organizations.

  • Alexandra1973

    I only have two things to say:

    Mike Brown *got* justice as far as I’m concerned.


    You don’t need to be armed to be dangerous.

  • MBlanc46

    We’re not regular Chicago Symphony goers, but if the Lyric Opera of Chicago, at which we are regulars, is any indication, symphony orchestras are definitely white spaces. If disparate impact is the standard, then symphony orchestras are definitely racist. Too bleeping bad. It’s unfortunate that the yahoos weren’t led away in handcuffs again.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    We symphony now.

    • Yancy Derringer

      Twerkin’ to Brahms.

  • Douglas Quaid

    I’m so sick of St. Michael the Brown, he’s become a greater menace dead than he was while he drew his mortal breath.

    • Sparky

      Having him underground will probably save lives. White ones.

  • bubo

    Two weeks ago, the pair were booed and handcuffed after hanging banners at a St. Louis Cardinals game.

    “People were just outraged: How dare we interrupt a baseball game! They were saying really racist things,” Vega said.

    I’ll pull for the Cardinals after reading that. Good job!

    • Centurion53

      Put these two trouble making Guilty Liberal C @ # T S in jail!!

  • Augustus3709

    They say if you feed a stray dog, he will just come back for more.

    And if the White race gives out affirmative action and reparations for “historical injustices”, then suddenly, like magic, White history keeps getting re-written to appear worse and worse, with each cycle becoming more aggressive and ridiculous, so that the transfer of resources from Whites to non-Whites never ends.

    Wake up White people. They are playing you like a fiddle. it’s time to grab that thing and smash it against the wall. It was out of tune anyway.

  • William Hinkle

    The brainless automatons should have been escorted out and arrested. There is a serious problem of unnecessary police shootings in America but the Mike Brown case is one of the worst possible cases to use in an attempt to shed light on the matter. In black media, the cases that are cited for ‘crimes against blacks’ are always where a White shot and killed a black in self defense.

    It would have been something if the patrons who didn’t appreciate this ‘invasion’ got up and walked out when the orchestra clapped at this travesty. It all goes back to the grand ‘jewish kabuki theatre’.

  • libertarian1234

    “Racism lives here,”

    Yes, and it amounts to blacks looting, pillaging, rioting, and assaulting innocent people.

    And it amounts to a black thug who, after pulling a strong armed robbery at a C-store assaulted the clerk, then did the same on a cop who merely told him he can’t walk in the middle of the street, after which he beat the cop in the face then tried to flee, turning toward the cop and charging him after he was put under the gun and ordered to stop.

    And racism also amounts to people filled with so much anti-white hate they riot over any incident wherein a white is involved in a self-defense attack against a black thug.

    Incidentally, these blacks are so dim-witted they thought the white weenie audience and orchestra were applauding in agreement, not aware that they were placating the blacks, because they erroneously felt it was the best thing to do in order to keep their wealth and assets from being pillaged and looted in a riot. Actually they make certain they live as far away from blacks as they can, in gated, guarded communities. Actually, they hate blacks.

    Integration has been a total failure. No group on planet earth could successfully integrate with blacks. They’re just too stupid and inclined to believe every nonsensical myth coming down the pike. And burdened also with mass paranoia they’re a pitiful lot that just can’t function outside villages and mud huts.

    And I’m pretty sure they don’t understand that whining about racism to privileged white hacks, is like preaching to the choir.

  • Christorchaos

    fwiw, supposedly, a Trinidad immigrant named Ruffina Farrokh
    Anklesaria is speaking vociferously against the protest saying that it is reminiscent of Kristallnacht

  • Simonetta

    So what do you call five guys with leaf-blowers blasting outside your apartment window at 6:30AM on Memorial Day?

    A Mexican Symphony Orchestra!

  • cuxhaven

    I remember reading in the book “White identity” that some places are having a hard time keeping their Symphonies because of change in demographics.But now it looks as if some minorities has found a reason to attend.This kind of behavior could lead to an end of all intellectual arts in the US.Really sad.

  • Centurion53

    [email protected] # K These Demo Rat Obama Zombie’s…THEY are the real Racists. This punk was a thug and deserved what he got. F @ # K him too!!!

  • Bandmoo

    Just wait, it won’t be long, another witness (black) will come forward and say on the day of the Brown violent ‘slaughter’ he saw a second shooter (White) on the “Grassy Knoll” wearing a KKK hood and shouting racial slurs. This will make what, the 216th witness to the shooting?