The inmates at a prison on the island of Cebo, in the Philippines, became You Tube stars when film of their ‘Thriller’ exercise routine was released on the video website. A thousand people took part and the footage was viewed by almost fifteen million!
On Cebu, which is now a holiday destination, the prison Governor has decided to encourage the performance and has built a platform over the exercise yard so that spectators can watch the men dance. They have included other songs in their repertoire, such as Queen’s ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ and Bonnie Tyler’s ‘I Need A Hero’.
Audiences are extremely impressed with the two hour show and treat it like a rock concert, where they can buy t-shirts and have photos taken with the prisoners.
The staff at the prison are happy that morale has increased among the men who in return, are proud of their achievements.