Millions of people have seen the YouTube video of the prisoners in the Philippines performing their version of Michael’s ‘Thriller’ dance in 2007. Now, it seems that the men have been just as affected by the sad news about Michael as everyone else in the world. Seven hundred tourists flocked to the prison on Saturday to see them repeat their ‘Thriller’ dance in honour of Michael and they also added ‘Ben’ and ‘We Are The World’ to their repertoire.
The original video has had over twenty-four million hits on YouTube since Thursday night. Byron Garcia, a security consultant at the prison organised the events.