#TBT Portland ‘Thriller’ Flash Mob [VIDEO]
Grab your red and black learther jacket, and dance! Happy Halloween!
If you're a fan of zombies and Michael Jackson, the annual “ThrIller” flash mob has always been a really fun time. For several years, dozens of people have dressed up and headed to Downtown Portland’s Monument Square to boogie down to the iconic MJ smash hit.
Thanks to our good friend the Coronavirus, things just aren’t the same, so on this #Throwback Thursday, before the spookiest day of the year, we dug up some videos from the last several years of this amazing event.
I have very vivid memories of MTV playing the video at the top of EVERY HOUR when it came out on December 2nd, 1983. That’s how popular it was. It was the 7th single from the album, which is unprecedented!
In the video, Jackson becomes a zombie and performs a dance routine with a horde of the undead. Many elements of the video have had a lasting impact on popular culture, such as the zombie dance and Jackson's red jacket. It’s generally considered the greatest video of all-time, That’s why 37 years later, people still celebrate it.
Turn up the volume on your phone, or computer, and sing along, or recite the now legendary rap from Vincent Price.
Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y'all's neighborhood
I'm gonna thrill you tonight
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse's shell
The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of 40 thousand years
And grisly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller!