DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME.  These are professionals that have appropriated a specific time and place for hyper-realistic dramatization and/or exhibition.  Turning a group of acquaintances into a spontaneous performance group by colluding on a lie or deception is socially deviant from decent civil behavior and has criminal undertones.  These include but are on no way limited to hate, criminal mischief and harassment.  Equally intimidating unwilling or unwitting parties to partake or abide by such behavior (including inadvertent association) carries the same and/or more severe civil accountability.