Video: Mexico City Beats World Record For Largest "Thriller" Dance

Thousands of people gathered on Saturday in Mexico City to honor what would have been the 51st birthday of the king of pop, Michael Jackson.

Officials say that around 50,000 people came together, including upwards of 12,000 dancers to retrace the dance steps made famous around the world by the music video for Jackson’s "Thriller.” Men, women and children joined in the action, coming in costume and some getting their faces painted to reflect the ghoulish theme of the song.

When the group got down in front of Mexico's iconic Monument of the Revolution, they managed to not only honor the memory of Michael Jackson, but also made the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of people dancing to "Thriller" in a single gathering. Previous attempts had been made in Spain and England, but D.F. took the big prize! We're sure MJ would have been honored.

Check out the video below:

 

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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