Today the biggest selling album of all time went underground when London commuters were taken by storm with a filmed performance of the famous Thriller Dance on the London district line tube.
Already an instant hit on YouTube, the video shows passengers looking flabbergasted as the impromptu performance by fellow commuters kicks off. One viewer said: ‘This is amazing!!! Slick as hell. I love the people who pretend they’re not interested.’ Another Internet watcher said: ‘The polite applause at the end is the best bit – very British.’
The video has been picked up across the world with the Metro paper running a huge feature together with TV coverage on ITV London Tonight. This viral has clearly captured the imagination of the London commuters with a serious debate across blogs, websites & YouTube about this dance extravaganza.
The dance was performed by professional dancers from Thriller LIVE which is a full budget mega-show celebrating the music of the World’s Greatest Entertainer. Kicking off its UK tour on March 27th, the dance crew got together with Sony BMG to plan the 25th anniversary of the release of Thriller and thought it would be fun to perform the Thriller dance in various locations around London.
The first “tube” video has been hugely popular…. Where might they appear next?