Now that we’re all back to work and school, let’s check in on one of the great moments in Labor Day fun, shall we?
I mentioned last week that a group of Dragon*Con attendees in Atlanta would try to break the world record for the number of people dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” The standing record is at College of William & Mary, where 242 people danced (and recorded it to Guinness’ specifications) in April 2009.
Well, 903 danced to the ghoulish theme at Dragon*Con on Sunday, down slightly from an earlier count of 905. (In costume! That doesn’t do anything for the record, but it does make for solid entertainment.)
Here’s a video, shot by the AJC’s Elissa Eubanks. Note the giant Michael Jackson glove around 3:13.
Here’s some rehearsal video. I’ll post the official view when organizers are done editing, hopefully later today!
Of course, 903 is impressive, but it doesn’t mean the Dragon*Con dancers broke the record. Michael Jackson’s birthday in August got several groups dancing, including several thousand in Mexico. Dragon*Con dance organizers say they might have used the wrong song version, though, and didn’t dance throughout the entire song. Now, they wait for the folks at Guinness World Records to make the determination.