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Janelle Rominski, NBC Chicago Street Team

Yesterday marked one month since the passing of Michael Jackson and the beginning of the Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Walk in Wicker Park.

The Horror Society and Custom Vibes hosted this event where approximately 1,000 people joined together and dressed-up in zombie attire to honor the “King of Pop”.

Copy of IMG_2580The night began with a social hour where everyone was mingling in the center of Wicker Park; Michael Jackson’s tunes were playing, zombies were dancing, photos were being taken, makeup was being applied, edible fake blood was being sold and non-zombie onlookers gazed with amusement and confusion.

Once the zombies were gathered together they all walked and danced together, with traveling boomboxes, throughout the streets surrounding the park.

The Zombie Walk concluded with everyone walking through the Wicker Park Fest grounds where all the zombies danced to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”.

After the walk, zombies were treated to their choices of two after parties held at the Debonair Social Club or the Members Only AV Loft.

For more photos of the Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Walk, click HERE.


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Marcus Riley, NBC Chicago Street Team

Every summer weekend in Chicago, there are numerous festivals to choose from, but the Hideout Block Party is one of Chicago’s hidden secrets. For the past 12 years, thousands of people descend on the 1300 block of West Wabansia in September for the two-day festival with food and bands.

But this year, something special happened. Singer Robbie Fulks and Rhymefest, a Grammy-winning Chicago rapper who’s collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, performed a version of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, complete with a host of zombies on stage and a live band.

Click here to read the entire story and view video and pictures on nbcchicago.com.

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Janelle Rominski, NBC Chicago Street Team

It has been 25 years since Michael Jackson’s music video, Thriller, debuted.

This Saturday, October 25th people from all around the world will participate in Thrill The World. Thrill The World is one of many events worldwide that will attempt to break the world record for the most people simultaneously dancing the Thriller dance.

Six Flags Great America in Gurnee will be hosting the event on Saturday at 1 pm CST in the Southwest “Scare”itory during Fright Fest.

Fright Fest is happening for two more weekends and you can get discount tickets at participating Taco Bell restaurants or on Six Flags Great America’s website.

If you’d like to participate in Thrill The World, click HERE for more information.


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