No matter wherever I go in our local town, there are groups of people standing together. There is usually one person standing on the side or at the front acting as the leader. In this case someone was pointing, but the others were not interested and seemed to ignore her, but they were all being social.
It seems to be in the blood of the inhabitants. Even in the olden days people gathered in groups, getting together and sharing common denominators, whatever they were.
And of course on a nice sunny day you can always find company in a street restaurant next to the river, especially on our restaurant mile. Our town can be so friendly and it seems you are never alone.