On my list of Things That Give Me Faith In Humanity
, nestled between items 1. (‘Guerrilla Gardening
‘) and 3. (‘Golden Girls
‘) is ‘Giant Group Dances.’ And since MJ was my birthday buddy (August 29th, represent!) I felt that taking part in Thrill the World
would be the perfect excuse to cross something off my 31 New Things
list, wear some zombie makeup and honor a fallen hero.Now, I dabbled in The Dance in high school (okay, I wore a sequined bun-cover and high kicked my way around the infield) so I was very snottily convinced that I
didn’t need learn the dance ahead of time! Why practice when my evenings are so much better spent canoodling or drinking wine or plotting world domination?
Friends. Learn from my mistake. Do not attempt to learn a five minute dance routine, usually performed by a master, in the span of a Saturday morning. This will result pulled groin muscles and talking in dance terms for the rest of the week (“Blade hands! Jazz hands! Oneandtwo!”)
As per the usual, I was determined to Kick Ass, and this naturally meant practicing from 9 am to 2 pm and then performing in my red leather jacket with a sparkly glove. My lovely friends Colleen and Jen were kind enough to join me and rocked some awesome, awesome zombie-wear.
The entire section on the left was composed of kids –
If you look carefully, you can see me in a red leather jacket and jeans in the third row, doing my best zombie boogie. Had I been properly prepared, I would have braved the front lines, but my lesson has been learned: Michael Jackson choreography is not to be taken lightly!
Would you ever take part in a giant group dance? Did you do Thrill the World?