Being stuck at home is not most people’s ideal Saturday night, but during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s a necessity.
The boredom has clearly gotten to Melburnians, who channeled all their pent-up energy into a massive screaming match across the dark abyss of the CBD last night.
The spontaneous screaming match took place at around 10 PM (just after Earth Hour) and while it’s not clear who the winner was, the howling did seem to unite apartment-dwellers across many blocks.
— 陳.. (@londenbell) March 28, 2020
In other countries, people have used self-isolation as an opportunity to come together to sing the national anthem, belt out iconic tunes and even cheer healthcare workers as they change shifts. Aussies, on the other hand, have instead decided to collectively summon Cthulhu himself from the depths of the Yarra River.
It seems we’ve really leaned into the idea of apocalyptic vibes as a nation, even if it’s not necessarily warranted by the situation at hand.
A bunch of Redditors posted footage of the chaotic howling as it happened:
The chaos received mixed messages online. Nobody has come forward as the instigator, so it’s still unclear if it was just a moment of collective hysteria or if there was some greater purpose to the whole thing.
Some commenters reckon that it was all good fun, while others are pissed that there was so much damn noise so late in the evening.
We’ll be watching next Saturday night to see if there’s a round 2.