Mexico City fans practice Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ moves

Thriller recordbreaker

Mexico City’s Michael Jackson fans got together Tuesday morning to practice the recently deceased singer’s famous "Thriller" dance in front of the Palacio de Bellas Artes downtown.

Led by Mexican Jackson impersonator "Héctor Jackson" (pictured) and choreographer Adolfo Chávez, the group was preparing for an Aug. 29 event in which an estimated 11,000 people in Mexico City will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest mass "Thriller" dance. Jackson would have turned 51 on that date.

Jackson holds numerous Guinness World Records including the most Grammy Awards won in a year, most hit singles on the British charts in a year, bestselling album of all time ("Thriller"), longest span of No. 1 hits by an R&B artist, bestselling music video, highest annual earnings for a pop star, and most successful pop music family, according to the organization’s website.

Fans in other cities around the world, including Moscow and Barcelona, are expected to take part in the attempt to break the record, held by a group from Toronto.

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— Deborah Bonello in Mexico City for the Los Angeles Times.

Photo credit: Mexico City government.