Thriller night hits Swansea
YOU will remember the tight red trousers, shoulder pads and the coiffeured hair — and that was before Michael Jackson rather lost his way.
You'll also recall the looping, hypnotic bass line, the atmospheric synthesizers and killer chorus.
But it was the stunning 13-minute video that set Wacko's set smash hit Thriller apart from the rest.
Close your eyes and I bet you can piece together the story line: Jacko and his girl in a wood, then watching a fictional movie called Thriller in the cinema, then the misty night-scape, the undead coming to life, the tight choreography and then, of course, the twist — Jackson's glowing, werewolf eyes and that maniacal laugh.
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Well, he did warn his paramour in the video that he was "not like other guys".
Directed by acclaimed film-maker John Landis, and featuring a voiceover cameo from horror film veteran Vincent Price, the Thriller video was released in 1983 — yes, it was that long ago — and is said to be the most watched music video of all time.
And if your feet are already starting to tap at the memory, fear not, you can join in the famous Thriller dance in Swansea on Saturday night.
The event is being staged in Wind Street — so your Thriller costume may not look too out of place!
Swansea Council and city centre business group Swansea BID is behind the remake of the choreographed classic as part of its programme of Hallowe'en activities. You need to be there at 8pm.
Fire-eaters, dancers from Revue Studios and a band called The Shuffle will also feature on the night. Radio stations, Swansea Sound and The Wave, will be on hand with a Hallowe'en-themed trailer, hosted by presenters Kevin Johns and Claire Scott.
Councillor Nick Bradley, cabinet member for regeneration, said: "Hallowe'en is a fun occasion for people of all ages and these events offer a chance to get in the spirit of things and discover Swansea city centre at the same time."
Sarah Gittins, who runs local dance company, Makers of Dance Energy, said: "Thriller is a phenomenon. It's timeless."
Some of her students are taking part in a Thriller "flash mob" at Castle Square on Saturday morning, while her jazz troupe Melomania are performing a scary routine at 11.45pm and 2.45pm.