Last week, Campbell, CA residents gathered in their spookiest “Thriller”-inspired Halloween garb at The Pruneyard’s Main Plaza with one goal: to Thrill The World. Since October 2006, festive folks from around the globe have been congregating at local venues like The Pruneyard on the Friday before Halloween to celebrate the annual flash-mob style dance movement. The event was inspired by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” the all-time, best-selling record known for its eerie sound bites, legendary music video and viral dance moves.
Organized by Adira Dance and Costume — a local shop offering apparel and accessories for dance styles ranging from ballet to belly dancing and raves — the celebration included residents traveling the streets of downtown on foot from business-to-business, dancing in unison to “Thriller” choreography that they either practiced together or learned from the official Thrill The World YouTube video. Community members gathered for the highly-anticipated annual spectacle, reserving outdoor patio tables and lining the streets to catch a good glimpse of the action.
The Pruneyard was ecstatic to be the regional host for the 'Thrill The World' movement for the second year in a row," said Traci Markel, Marketing Director, Retail, The Pruneyard. "It was such a blast seeing more than 70 costumed participants dancing to 'Thriller' together in the Center’s Main Plaza area, accompanied by friends and family who enjoyed watching and filming the festivities from the spacious courtyard and second floor vantage point. The Pruneyard looks forward to hosting many future 'Thrill The World' events!