thrill the world 2009
23 October 2009, 12:22 pm
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Welcome to what has been consuming my free time this week.

Thrill the World is a worldwide, simultaneous dance of Thriller in an attempt to break a Guinness World record. I heard about LA’s event last year right before it happened, and got so excited about it that I vowed to do it this year. On Monday, all the Halloween buzz made me remember it, and I was swearing when I realized it was this weekend…

I didn’t think I’d be able to pull it off in time, but there is a whole series of youtube tutorials by Ines Markell, the founder of Thrill the World, to break it down into segments. I learned most of the basic moves in an evening, and the last bit at a practice session last night- still working on the sequence of all the sections. The whole thing is so incredibly fun to dance!

Last year 4,179 zombies danced to Thriller worldwide, and since this year’s event has obviously become a tribute to MJ as well, the numbers are expected to be much higher: 400+ teams, 10-50,000 dancers?! The LA team itself is bound to be huge- the west side practice had probably 100 people alone. The big event is this Saturday, 5:30pm PST.

So dorky and so fun! Rock on!

2008 Thrill the World Official International Video:

2008 Thrill the World LA:


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