On Saturday, Oct. 23 my friend Sharon and I, along with hundreds of other people, participated in Thrill the World Chico, part of a world-wide attempt to set a world record for the most people simultaneously dancing Michael Jackson's Thriller dance. Our group's performance was in the City Plaza in Chico, California, but there were groups all over the world dancing at the same exact time.
We had practiced twice a week for six weeks to prepare. At first we were skeptical about whether we were going to learn the whole dance (and be able to actually do it) but, as it turned out, thanks to a couple of very good dance teachers and some awesome "learn the dance" videos online, we managed to put it all together.
In our little corner of North State California world, it rained the whole time, and we got soaked to the bone. But we had a great time dressing like zombies and getting involved, and we're both looking forward to doing it again next year.