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The idea is to buy 100 of the plastic instruments, hire 100 players off Craigslist (or else crawl the Tube signing up bored-looking buskers), then serenade the company's office in St James Place all day next Wednesday. A protest earlier this week saw an oil-like substance deposited on the steps of Tate Britain, which is sponsored by BP, but this would be the first in London to target the oil giant directly.
So far, so flash-mob, and in a city that normally can't get enough of them. But while the novelty of flash mobbery has been ground into the dust due to the overbearing inanity of most participants, the vuvuzela chorus at least has a purpose and (if the balance of orchestra members is good) maybe a touch of artistry too.