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Shock the Fans at Your Band Halloween Show: Perform Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”

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Here’s an idea: perform Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” for your band Halloween show. Why not?

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Michael Jackson’s Thriller Video

Even if you are not a pop band – especially if you’re not – give your audience a surprise performance of “Thriller” during your band Halloween show, and create a memorable moment from the stage. Here’s some ideas to get you started:

* Don’t try to sound like Michael Jackson. Sound like your band performing “Thriller”. Your fans will love this – trust me!!!

* Play the chorus of “Thriller” in the middle of one of your other songs.

* Include “Thriller” in a medley of other Halloween type pop songs, such as “I’m Your Boogie Man” and “Monster Mash”

* If the stage is big enough, pre-arrange to have a group of zombie fans come up on the stage and perform the zombie dance number from the Thriller video. This will have a great effect if you don’t tell the audience beforehand!

* If the stage is small, have your zombies perform in the audience near the front of the stage. Have them stay as close to the stage as possible so your band doesn’t get upstaged by the dancing zombies 😉

* Be ready for the audience to dance along. You might be surprised how many audience members already know the Thriller dance moves!

This year is the 25th Anniversary of the Michael Jackson horror movie-inspired music video, and you can watch the entire 13 minute Michael Jackson Thriller video at

If you need “Thriller” dance lessons, here are some videos to study and enjoy:

Braddock HS Thriller Dance

Thriller Workshop!!

Thriller Dance Lessons

If these videos aren’t enough, just search for more on YouTube. Some videos are hilarious, and will have you in stitches!

Related link:
Weekend Fun: Thrilla In Manila

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