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The spirit of Michael Jackson: #ThrillVancouver 2017 is here

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Alex Southey Oct 13, 2017 4:01 pm 1,458

First there was the song, and then there was the dance. Both have remained popular since their premiere, but only one brings a uniquely motivated and outgoing population of Vancouver together.

That coming together is none other than #ThrillVancouver, where the city dresses up as Michael Jackson’s backup dancers (read: monsters), jam.

The 2017 addition of the event is just around the corner! But this is not a haphazardly organized dance. This is work. There are rehearsals.

The first rehearsal begins in just two days (October 15th)!

For the cynics out there, who are wondering: What’s the point? Proceeds of the event go towards Vancouver Food Bank. Last year $2,800 was raised, and 103lbs of food was donated.

#ThrillVancouver

Where: Event dates and plans for rehearsals can be found here.  For Thrill Day, it takes place at Creekside Community Centre – 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

When: 12:00pm to 4:00pm, on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

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Alex Southey
Alex is a freelance writer for Daily Hive TO, Creative Screenwriting Magazine, and BeatRoute based in Toronto, Canada. He works as a freelance screenwriter and script editor. In 2016, he graduated from Vancouver Film School for screenwriting. He spends too much time reading old Roger Ebert film reviews, and new Emily Nussbaum articles.

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