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Dancing toward a Thriller world record at LA Live

Ghoulish characters get ready to dance to Thriller at L.A. Live
Ghoulish characters get ready to dance to Thriller at L.A. Live
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Thousands of people gathered together outside at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles this weekend to dance. They were trying to set the world record -- for the most people doing the Michael Jackson Thriller dance at one time. Organizers of “Thrill the World” say people were doing the same dance at the same time in more than a dozen countries across the globe. No official word yet whether dancers in Los Angeles and around the globe set a world record.

KPCC’s Shirley Jahad talked with some people dressed in goulish zombie costumes who got into the dance, the community and setting the record. You can click on the audio to hear the whole story.