thriller, live!

Darkness falls across the Bluegrass State

Every Halloween in Lexington, KY, they block off the streets and recreate Michael Jackson’s Thriller video.


How many times did I hope for that video to come on MTV with none of my family around so I could attempt those dance moves? These moves that were impossible for my 11 year old brain. If I had that red leather jacket, I’m sure I could have done them perfectly.

The drive to Lexington was effortless and beautiful. The crowd was large and the dancers seemed to skip a few parts.

Was it perfect? Heck no.
Was it awesome? You betcha.

20 responses to “thriller, live!”

  1. I would have loved to have seen that! Glad that it was awesome for ya… you should watch the movie 13 going on 30… that song has a pretty awesome presence in it. (and shut up, it is a good movie)

  2. That’s awesome! I went to the Sing-a-Long “Rocky Horror Picture Show” last night, but a recreation of the Thriller video sounds incredibly fun!

  3. When I was a teenager in the 90s my dance class did a choreographed Thriller number complete with fog machines, makeup, and torn clothes on stage in a beautiful historic theater. It was completely surreal and dorky. And really fun.

  4. Oh my gosh, wouldn’t this be fun? This is a great community event that I wish I had been there for. No matter where we come from we all have danced to Thriller.

  5. I lived in Lexington, KY for two years and I had no idea they did this. Is it just a recent thing?

  6. I totally have to be there next year. I used to work in Lexington from Cincinnati often. Great town. Now I see another side I missed. Thank you.

  7. Does anyone know where I can get the dance moves to “thriller” in 13 going on 30. I’ve looked everywhere and can’t find them.

  8. How weird is this? I am on a dance team for central high school and back in october of 2006 we did the same exact thing for half time at one of our football games. You all were great!

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