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Michael Jackson's final indignity: A 'Thriller' dance party at Whole Foods




Pop quiz. You know a fad is played out when:

1. It plays a prominent role in a forgettable Jennifer Garner movie.

2. It turns a jailhouse full of Filipino criminals into worldwide celebrities.

3. Legos get involved.

4. It is 2009, and the fad occurred in 1983.

The answer, of course, is 5: When it hits Whole Foods.

Yes, a Whole Foods in Sarasota is re-enacting Michael Jackson's Thriller video with a dance party on Friday. What's wrong with this picture?

Since his death in June, there have been skate parties, disco nights and a world record attempt to commemorate him, but the Fuzion Dance Artists want to recreate Thriller and they need you. It doesn't matter if you are a professional dancer or have no experience, the troupe is seeking multi-generational dancers to participate in a sort of "flash mob" performance of the famous dance. Fuzion will provide the instruction, you just provide the enthusiasm.

The event is at 6 p.m. Friday at Whole Foods, 1451 First St., Sarasota. The cost is $10 to enter, which includes instruction, performance, snacks and entrance to the Last Call Gallery.

Click here for the details.

-- Kelly Stefani and Jay Cridlin, tbt*.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:13pm]


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