Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thrill The World

The beauty of living in a small town is one gets to know people of all ages.  One of the young ladies I sit on a committee with emailed me about the Thrill The World event she is involved with.

Thrill The World is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”  Volunteer event organizers in cities around the world organize events using the Thrill The World leaders manual and Thrill The World tool box.  Anyone can organize an event! No age requirement or experience necessary! And there is no limit to the number of events in each city!  Each event raises money for a local or not-for-profit charity of their choice.All official Thrill The World events are included in the numbers for setting and breaking world records

A dance studio in town offered Thriller lessons through the week and on Saturday night everyone gathered in the town park.  I put the Little Prince down for his nap late so he would sleep later and be able to come to see the 'spooky dance'.  He loved it!  We had to explain this doesn't happen every night after he goes to bed!

The bandshell in town park - already zombies are lurking!

They got a great turnout!  The park was packed!

The registration tent - every name is recorded for the world record.

The town clock chimed 9pm and the dance started!

Thank goodness for dry ice machines!

It was so much fun watching everyone - reminded me of being 12 years old!

I just realize I know someone in this photo!  I didn't recognize anyone that night because of all the makeup and costumes!

It was definitely a family event and people put a lot of effort into their costumes.

Dancers were on the stage in case anyone forgot the moves!

It was a great way to kick off Halloween and I cant wait to see it again next year!

Have a fabulous day!


knitwit said...

What a cool idea! My kids would have loved something like this!

Anonymous said...

This is so something they would do in Stars Hollow on Gilmore Girls. :) How fun!