Birthday Tribute to the King of Pop
Los Angeles, CA – The dancing zombies of Thrill the World Los Angeles (TTWLA), aka: the LA Zombies, will be paying tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, on what would be his 52nd birthday on Sunday, August 29.
The LA Zombies will be doing a Flash Mob style performance at the Showcase Regent Theater sometime during the day!
A Flash Mob (or “flashmob”) is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual act for a brief time and then disperse as if nothing happened. The term flash mob is generally applied only to gatherings organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails.
The Flash Mob dances will be a mash up of four (4) of Michael Jackson’s best hit songs: “Scream”, “Smooth Criminal”, “Dangerous” and “Remember the Time.”
The dedicated LA Zombies have been holding semi-private practices between Los Angeles and Long Beach for the last month in preparation for this event. There will be at least 100 Michael Jackson fans that will be performing for the public.
This MJ Birthday Tribute Flash Mob is organized by Veteran Zombies: Ahrha Ko, Elena Manzanares, Gilbert Aquino, Mark Calub, Monica Garay, Tonay Queen, and Tony Velasco.
Showcase Regent Theater – is located in Hollywood right near the renowned Pink’s hot dog stand on La Brea and Melrose. This classic Art-Deco style theater has been entertaining Los Angeles residents for over 60 years. It now serves as one of the city’s premier theater rental spaces for private showings and events. Accordingly, the theater will be premiering the Michael Jackson fan documentary “The Way He Makes Them Feel” on Michael Jackson’s Birthday, August 29, 2010. The event is expected to draw in thousands of Michael Jackson fans and enthusiasts. More information can be found at: http://www.hisfans.com/.
TTWLA is not a professional entertainment group but a unique team of fun loving volunteers from all walks of life who are also a part of an annual worldwide simultaneous Thriller dance for world records and charity.
TTWLA is currently recruiting participants for an attempt to break the world record. 20,000 dancers are needed to dance “Thriller” at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010. TTWLA is holding FREE public Thriller dance lessons throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.
In 2009, over 2,000 zombies rocked L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles. TTWLA also raised over $5,300 for Inner-City Arts, a learning oasis in the heart of Los Angeles’ Skid Row, where professional artists teach students in a real studio environment and attracted national and local media coverage including: Entertainment Tonight, E! Online, ABC7, NBC4, Fox11, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Downtown News, LA Weekly and many more.
Please visit the TTWLA website for the most updated information including performances, contacts, and practice schedules: