Thriller-Paraden 2016/2017

    • Thriller-Paraden 2016/2017

      auch 2016 wird es wieder jede Menge Thriller-Tributes in der Halloween-Zeit geben

      Tomb’s “Thriller Parade” in Lexington’s hat bereits seit 2002 Tradition und wird auch diesen Samstag wieder gefeiert.

      Teresa Tomb was watching for Michael to appear.

      It was 2002, the first year for the downtown “Thriller” parade, a re-creation of Michael Jackson’s iconic video by Tomb’s multicultural dance outpost, Mecca Live Studio & Gallery.
      In 2015, characters from “Wizard of Oz” participated in the Thriller parade. Matt Goins Herald-Leader

      Dancers had spent weeks working on the zombie dance. The choice of a dancer to play Jackson was something of an afterthought when Micah Isaacs, 16, quietly volunteered for the role and then blew everyone away with his moves.

      Tomb’s expectation was that this would be a friends-and-family affair; no big to-do — just word-of-mouth promotion. They plotted out a route, and they had police support and rolling sound courtesy of WRFL-FM 88.1 playing the song and people with loud car stereos.

      Like other zombies in the show, Tomb had found a “grave site” on the route and sat waiting for the parade to come by so she could join the dance.

      “I remember specifically being at Phoenix Park, hiding behind the rocks,” Tomb says. “You could hear the music coming, and I was like, ‘It’s coming at us; it’s coming at us. Soon it will be time.’ Everybody was like, ‘Can you see him? Can you see him?’ and I looked up, and I can see our Michael, and then behind him is just a sea of people skipping along behind him. I couldn’t see any zombies. All I could see was the whole audience was so taken with it, they weren’t content to stay on the sidewalks. They all just came onto the street and just skipped behind the zombies and the Michael, and they would cheer and scream every time the dance would start over.

      “It was a phenomenal sight — not what we expected at all.”

      It was Tomb’s first indication that she was onto something. She had planned it as a one-off event, but as the next Halloween approached people started saying, “You’re doing ‘Thriller’ again, aren’t you?’”

      Now, in its 15th edition, Tomb’s “Thriller Parade” has become Lexington’s civic Halloween celebration. On Saturday, in addition to the 8 p.m. performance, there will be a daylong Halloween market at Cheapside Park, an early-evening Halloween variety show at the Courthouse Plaza, and then “Thriller,” now featuring hundreds of zombies and six couples portraying Michael and his scary-movie date, Olga, starting from six points on the parade route.

      Tomb looks understandably exhausted while sitting down to discuss the event at the Carver School on Patterson Street, where “Thriller” rehearses.

      The original idea was a tribute to a pop-culture phenomenon. Like many teens in the 1980s, she recalls watching the premiere of the video. It was a 15-minute video for a four-minute song on Jackson’s album.

      What on Earth were they going to do with 15 minutes, fans wondered as they settled in for the premier on MTV, Dec. 2, 1983. It turned out to be a mini-movie directed by John Landis in his “Beverly Hills Cop” and “American Werewolf in London” heyday. Horror movie icon Vincent Price provided a voiceover, sort of rapping. Home video copies of the film in VHS and Beta became hot stocking-stuffers.

      Tomb found out there that was a lot of affection for “Thriller,” and the event grew steadily. Both Tomb and Lexington Parks and Recreation cultural arts director Amber Luallen say a turning point came when Jackson died unexpectedly in summer 2009. A few days later, Tomb was asked to organize a Thriller event to coordinate with Thursday Night Live at Cheapside Park.

      “It went to a whole new level after that,” Luallen says.

      Now, Mecca is in charge of the dance, but the city, through Parks and Rec,handles the parade, crowd control and surrounding events.

      And Tomb marvels at the effort people put in to their zombie costumes and the crowds that come out to see it all, lining streets and parking garages.

      “It’s still phenomenal,” Tomb says. “Just the sheer numbers that show up every year, it’s incredible. We never cease to be amazed every year. It’s so much fun.”

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    • Auch im weißen Haus gab es eine Art Halloween-Empfang für Kinder. Ab 1.45 läuft Thriller und das Präsidentenpaar tanzt ein wenig zu der Peformergruppe mit.

      Stoneleigh Academy ‏@StoneleighAc
      Our amazing Drama club hosted a special Halloween assembly this afternoon,which included a very spooky version of Michael Jackson's Thriller

      Thriller-Paraden in New York
      Thrill The World NYC

      Greg Mocker ‏@gregmocker
      LIVE #Thriller!! Next #NewYorkCityHalloween Parade #VillageHalloweenParade
    • Ich mache jetzt keinen extra Thread auf für 2017. Vielleicht kann ein Mod. z.B. @Amidara[b] im Thread-Titel noch 2017 ergänzen?[/b]

      Auch in diesem Jahr finden wieder zahlreiche Events zu Thrill The World statt. Hier ein Artikel aus Santa Barbara[b]

      SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - The undead danced in unison during multiple Michael Jackson tributes across the globe and throughout Santa Barbara County on Saturday and Sunday.

      Jackson's iconic song "Thriller" has become an unofficial theme song for Halloween.

      On Saturday, World Dance for Humanity organized a performance at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens with hundreds of zombie dancers performing for a huge crowd. On Sunday, the group again planned to dance at Neverland Ranch, Jackson's former home in the Santa Ynez Valley.

      More dancers filled the Apple Store on State Street in Santa Barbara to show off their ghostly dance moves.

      Similar "flash mobs" and parties have been held throughout the nation as the calendar draws closer to Halloween.

      Ein weiterer Artikel zu Vancouver

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      Folgen CTV Vancouver
      [b]✔ @CTVVancouver These zombies got in the Halloween spirit dancing to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' in downtown Vancouver …
      22:00 - 29. Okt. 2017

      Edit: Und rund 700 Zombis in Lexington

      LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Despite the chill, some Lexintonians had a thrill Sunday night. They came out to watch the annual thriller parade.

      The festival added new attractions this year. There was live entertainment throughout the day in addition to the traditional seasonal arts and crafts vendors.

      Of course, the parade is always the big attraction and it ended as always with the thriller reenactment during which several hundred zombies “grooved” there way down Main Street.

      700 zombies usually means the apocalypse. In Lexington? It’s a Thriller.

      Read more here:

      More than 700 wild-eyed, bloody, spooky zombies — there aren’t too many other kinds — grunted, groaned and danced in downtown Lexington Sunday night in the city’s 16th annual “Thriller Parade.”
      Accompanied by other scary creatures, the walking dead wowed an estimated 8,000 on-lookers for the cold fright night spectacular that USA Today calls a Top 10 Halloween destination in the United States.

      The “bootiful” parade was a re-creation of Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video. The 13-minute video, voted the most influential pop music video of all time, premiered on MTV on Dec. 2, 1983, and has become a cult favorite.
      Six Michael Jackson imitators led the army of “zombies” down Main Street in 36-degree weather.

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    • ..uuuh da ist noch mehr ,,, finde es so toll .. das sich das irgendwie verselbstständigt hat und weltweit soviele .. vor allem JUNGE!...Menschen das Thema aufgreifen ..
      Michael :beten:

      Scranton Thrill The World 2017 Live

      Ich aber gelobte mir,
      mich niemals abstumpfen zu lassen
      und den Vorwurf der Sentimentalität
      niemals zu fürchten.

      Albert Schweitzer
    • Mal ein andere MJ-Halloween-Kostüm, aber gelungen :)

      Und die Kardashians-Kostümierung als MJ und Madonna hat wohl ziemlich viele Retweets erhalten. Bitte Link anklicken. An der Drehung müssen wir aber noch üben :D
      Kim Kardashian West‏Verifizierter Account @KimKardashian 29. Okt.

      MJ & Madge

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    • Flash mob does Thriller by Michael Jackson in Santa Barbara Courthouse 2017

      und die Kinder machen ihr eigenes "Ding" :thumbsup:

      Thriller - Children - Santa Barbara Courthouse 20171028 162
      Ich aber gelobte mir,
      mich niemals abstumpfen zu lassen
      und den Vorwurf der Sentimentalität
      niemals zu fürchten.

      Albert Schweitzer

    • Rotem Kreuz gelingt Viral-Hit: Irrer Halloween-Clip geht durch die Decke

      01.11.2017 | 20:54

      Sanitäter tanzen zu 'Thriller'
      Das nennen wir mal eine schaurig-schöne Idee: Das österreichische Rote Kreuz aus Bruck an der Leitha wird gerade mit einem Halloween-Clip prominent. In dem Video tanzen die Sanitäter in aufwendigen Halloween-Kostümen zu Michael Jacksons Hit 'Thriller'. Bei Facebook wurde der Clip schon über 100.000 Mal angeschaut. Die Highlights sehen Sie in unserem Video!
      Spontane Aktion mit ernstem Hintergrund
      "Wir lieben Michael Jackson! Und weil wir motivierte Freiwillige haben, haben wir uns für das diesjährige Halloween ein Special ausgedacht!", steht unter dem legendären Video bei Facebook, für das die Sanitäter im Netz gefeiert werden. Make-up, Kostüme, Aufnahme und Schnitt - all das machten die Sanitäter selbst. "Das gruselige Make-Up haben Kollegen von der realistischen Notfalldarstellung gemacht, die normalerweise bei unseren Übungen Verletzungen möglichst echt nachstellen", verrät Florian Schodritz, Pressesprecher des Teams, der österreichischen Nachrichten-Seite 'Heute'. Er selbst hat mit zwei Kollegen am Drehbuch geschrieben und den Horror-Film gedreht. Und das ist längst nicht alles: "Wir haben eine freiwillige Mitarbeiterin, die eigentlich als Tanzlehrerin arbeitet. In drei Tagen hat sie mit uns die Choreografie einstudiert."

      Doch die Aktion hat auch einen ernsten Hintergrund: Die Mitarbeiter wollen damit für ihren Beruf werben. "Wir suchen Freiwillige", so Schodritz. Mit so viel Einsatz sollte da nichts schiefgehen.

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