They say they beat it.
Thousands of Mexicans claimed they broke the record for most people dancing to “Thriller” simultaneously in one place on what would have been Michael Jackson’s 51st birthday.
“We did it!” organizer Javier Hildago shouted to thousands of people wearing black fedoras, white gloves, aviator shades and ghoulish face paint, breathless after trying to recreate the groundbreaking 1983 video.
Did they?will decide in a week.
The current record was set in May by a group of 242 College of William & Mary students who performed the routine in, according to Guinness.
Hildago claimed 12,937 people danced August 29th in front of Mexico City‘s Monument of the Revolution, led by a wearing a red-and-gold sequined jacket.
But Guinness must certify whether all those people really performed the entire, intricate routine. The impersonator, who goes by the name Hector Jackson, and most of those in front of a huge crowd of onlookers certainly looked pretty good.
“More people responded than we even imagined!” Hector Jackson said. “gave the best tribute in the world to Michael Jackson.”