Moonwalking for Michael Jackson in Washington Square Park

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On Friday afternoon we received a tip from Thomas Prevot about a Thriller flashmob that he’d helped organize in Washington Square Park for that night at dusk — suitable music would be provided and fedoras and glitter gloves were strongly encouraged. “We were just inspired by the idea of a tribute to Michael Jackson, in the form of people getting together to dance to his music,” he told us. “This was done in other capitals of the world as well, so we just decided on a time and place, and asked all our friends to talk about it on Facebook, Twitter, and on their networks.”

The viral promotion drew a truly eclectic crowd: NYU students, 30-something parents, homeless people, confused tourists, and French cinephiles. Everyone danced. It was awesome. Click here to view a photo slideshow and find some video we shot on BlackBerry after the jump.