It's been argued that flash mobs are played out. They're passé and overdone to the point of irrelevancy. This point of view suggests that nothing is legitimate once it trends: Bull pucky. The Ode to Joy segment of Beethoven's 9th is such an essentially simple yet ultimately beautiful, poignant, and uplifting piece of music, to see it played on the street for the commons and not in some elitist salon or concert hall makes it all the better. The fact that Ludwig could only imagine this music and never had the ability to hear it in the atmosphere only makes it a more of a dewy-eyed experience.
Sure, maybe the whole idea "Best Coin Ever Spent" is quaint and corny, but this is corn of the highest quality, popped and candy-coated. It also suggests that maybe with a whole lot more corniness the world could be a much better place.
I'd like to think so.