Wanted: Zombies for a 'Thriller' good time

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - This Halloween you'll find a lot of zombies dancing in downtown Lexington. The city's Parks and Recreation Cultural Arts Department is hosting the annual
Thriller and Halloween Parade Sunday, October 29.

Practice for the Michael Jackson video re-creation has already started, but more zombies are always welcome.

Six Michaels and a thousand zombies will march down Main Street Sunday, October 29. Albert Ignacio is one of them.

"I've always loved to dance. This is just my thing," said Ignacio, who is getting ready for his seventh year of being in the parade. "Once you hear the track of the Thriller video coming out we get a little nervous, we get a little excited. And then we just do it, and everybody's out there. It just picks up."

Teresa Tomb coordinates Lexington's Thriller parade. She first recreated the Thriller video 15 years ago, with one Michael and a mere 50 zombies.

"The audience was just so excited," said Tomb. "They didn't stay on the sidelines like a parade, they jumped in and just started dancing along. It's very liberating in a strange way to dress up like the undead and then limp and drool and lose your limbs and dance your way down Main Street."

Practices are Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. at the Carver School.

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