‘Thrill The World’ Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 25, 2008

New Record: 3,960 Zombies “Thrill”-ed The World

[Unofficial total. Numbers are still coming in.]

65 Cities in 9 countries united in Thrill the World’s attempt to break world record for Largest Simultaneous Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Dance

Los Angeles, CA – Over 3,933 people around the world participated Thrill the World, a worldwide attempt to break the World Record for the Largest Simultaneous Thriller Dance on Saturday/Sunday, October 25/26, 2008. Last year, 1,722 people simultaneously performed the dance in 55 cities around the globe.

Thrill the World Creator & Director Ines Markeljevic kicked off the countdown with the Los Angeles team performing at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, with special guest Adam Sevani.

“We want to connect the world by sharing the joy of dance, the celebration of community and the passion for living,” said Markeljevic. “I believe we did just that today.”

Most of Thrill the World participants have no prior dance experience, Thriller or otherwise, until they attend workshops and rehearsals put on by Thrill the World teams, or learn from free online tutorial videos produced by Markeljevic.

“Our hope is that by you witnessing or being a part of Thrill the World, you will see for yourself that any dream, vision, idea, passion you have can be realized,” said Markeljevic.

Miss Ines Markeljevic will be in the Los Angeles area until November 4, 2008. If you would like to schedule an interview or television appearance, please contact:

Publicist: Oakley Boren

Cell: 562-761-0357

Here are the event participant numbers, as of 3:45pm PST, Oct. 25, 2008.

GRAND TOTAL 3960

Placing Total # of Dancers Country State/ Province City

1st place 880 USA Texas Austin

2nd place 334 USA Illinois Gurnee

3rd Place 195 USA Washington Seattle

150 – United States Texas Corpus Christi

132 – Canada British Columbia Kelowna

122 – Canada Saskatchewan Regina

114 – USA California Los Angeles

112 – England Bolton

111 – England Minehead, Somerset

111 – USA Vermont Bennington

101 – England Isle of Sheppey

  91 – USA North Carolina Goldsboro

  90 – USA Massachusetts Salem

  79 – USA Arizona Marana

  73 – Wales Wrexham

  65 – Canada British Columbia Vancouver

  64 – USA North Carolina Pinehurst

  63 – USA Texas Houston

  62 – USA Arizona Phoenix

  58 – USA Oregon Portland

  50 – USA California Irvine

  40 – England Tonbridge

  40 – USA Maine gray

  40 – USA Alaska Fairbanks

  37 – Germany Berlin

  36 – USA California San Francisco

  36 – USA Oregon Beaverton

  35 – England Uckfield

  35 – Ireland Doolin

  33 – USA Tennessee Cookeville

  32 – USA Maine Orono

  31 – USA Washington Mill Creek

  30 – CANADA ONTARIO AJAX

  30 – USA Illinois Piper City

  29 – USA New Jersey New Brunswick

  27 – UK London

  26 – Australia Brisbane

  25 – USA Wisconsin German Town

  24 – United States California Salinas

  23 – USA Washington Monroe

  22 – USA Wyoming Laramie

  21 – USA California Compton

  20 – USA California Encinitas

  18 – USA Minnesota Osseo

  17 – USA Florida Venice

  14 – England Matlock

  14 – United States Texas Fort Worth

  14 – USA Kentucky New Castle

  13 – USA New Jersey Trenton

  13 – USA Missouri Canton

  13 – USA California Orange

  12 – Canada Ontario Ottawa

  12 – USA Virginia Norfolk

  10 – Ireland Naas

  10 – USA Pennsylvania Pittsburgh

  10 – USA California Modesto

  10 – USA California Santa Cruz

  10 – USA California San Fancisco

    9 – Scotland Motherwell

    8 – Canada Ontario Thunder Bay

    8 – New Zealand Christchurch

    6 – Ireland Bray

    4 – Australia Tasmania Launceston

    3 – United States New York Elmira

    2 – USA WI Madison

    1 – Canada Ontario Toronto

3933 GRAND TOTAL

Source: Thrill The World, Reva Thomas & MJWN

 

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