As part of its annual Homecoming which was celebrated over Halloween Weekend, over 600 students, faculty, alumni and friends participated in a giant synchronized Thriller dance. People gathered outside Reser Stadium beforehand to practice/learn the dance moves. The event was organized by current OSU Student Brianne Kiso on behalf of the Oregon State University Alumni Association.
According to the Gazette Times, 638 dancers gathered at Reser Stadium at 6 p.m. Friday to recreate the iconic “Thriller” dance by Michael Jackson, shattering the college world record of 242 dancers held by William and Mary College in Virginia. Way to go Brianne! Impressive work!
Check out admissions staff member Carl Thomas at mark 0:50. (Yes, he’s the one with the glitter glove).
Random Fact: Devotees may remember that Carl Thomas and other OSU Admissions Staff performed Thriller as part of an on campus student affairs talent show. (They won, BTW.)