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Flash Mob car event draws thousands to Burbank

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Photo: FLLLewis/Media City G -- Off ramp at Burbank Boulevard northbound on the 5 freeway shut down because of flash mob car event at the Empire Center on Victory Place in Burbank August 13, 2013

Photo: FLLLewis/Media City G — Off ramp at Burbank Boulevard northbound on the 5 freeway shut down because of flash mob car event at the Empire Center on Victory Place in Burbank August 13, 2013

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Flash mob car event backs up traffic at Victory and Magnolia Boulevards Burbank August 13, 2013

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G — Flash mob car event backs up traffic at Victory and Magnolia Boulevards Burbank August 13, 2013

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Flash mob car show at Krispy Kreme in the Empire Center caused bumper-to-bumper traffic on Victory Boulevard near Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank August 13, 2013

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G — Flash mob car show at Krispy Kreme in the Empire Center caused bumper-to-bumper traffic on Victory Boulevard near Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank August 13, 2013

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Flash mob car event backed up traffic on Burbank Boulevard at Victory Boulevard in Burbank August 13, 2013

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G — Flash mob car event backed up traffic on Burbank Boulevard at Victory Boulevard in Burbank August 13, 2013

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank  Police shut down Victory Place at Five Points causing major traffic mess at that intersection August 13, 2013

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G — Burbank Police shut down Victory Place at Five Points causing major traffic mess at that intersection August 13, 2013

Thousands of car enthusiasts invaded Burbank Tuesday night for a social media driven event near the Krispy Kreme doughnuts outlet in the Empire Center on Victory Place. The event was due to kick off at 9 p.m., but three hours before the center parking lot was reportedly packed with cars. In response to the big crowd, both off ramps of Burbank Boulevard on the Golden State Freeway were closed and Victory Place at Five Points was blocked off.

A Burbank traffic officer told me that blocking off Victory Place prompted some flash mob car fans to “flip me off and say they were going home.” That may have happened with a few– but thousands of others continued to hang out in the Media City for hours.

Some parked their cars near Five Points and walked to the Krispy Kreme event.

Photo: FLLewis/Media City  G -- Flash mob fans wait to cross Burbank Boulevard in Burbank after parking their cars August 13, 2013

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G — Flash mob fans wait to cross Burbank Boulevard in Burbank after parking their cars August 13, 2013

Other Flash mob fans revved their engines, blasted their stereos as they cruised the streets of B-town. Some gathered at various places such as the parking lot in front of Orchard Supply Hardware at 641 North Victory Boulevard and the McDonald’s at Victory and Burbank Boulevards.

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- A line of vehicles drive into the parking lot of McDonald's at Burbank  and Victory Boulevards Burbank August 13, 2013

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G — A line of vehicles drive into the parking lot of McDonald’s at Burbank and Victory Boulevards Burbank August 13, 2013

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