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Michael Jackson tribute: a moonwalking record

Posted in Downtown Seattle, editorial work, music, news, Washington by bermanphotos on June 29, 2009

Local radio station Movin 92.5 FM hosted an impromptu gathering at the corner of 4th and S. Jackson in downtown Seattle, outside of Union Station, with one simple goal: to break the record for most people doing the moonwalk. As radio host Brooke Fox and Monti Carlo delivered instructions on doing Michael Jackson’s famous move, over a hundred people started the move themselves. Police blocked off traffic, and drivers got out of their cars to join in the fun. As Jackson’s hits like Beat It, Billy Jean, and Thriller played, the crowd simultaneously swayed and gyrated — and several impersonators brought out their white gloves and black hats for full effect.

Hundreds gathered outside of Union Station to do the Michael Jackson moonwalk as part of a Movin 92.5 radio tribute to the late singer Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Hundreds gathered outside of Union Station to do the Michael Jackson moonwalk as part of a Movin 92.5 radio tribute to the late singer Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Maurice Crallie dances alongside hundreds gathered outside of Union Station to do the Michael Jackson moonwalk as part of a Movin 92.5 radio tribute to the late singer Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Maurice Crallie dances alongside hundreds gathered outside of Union Station to do the Michael Jackson moonwalk as part of a Movin 92.5 radio tribute to the late singer Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Michelle Nostrant looks on at hundreds gathered gathered outside of Union Station to do the Michael Jackson moonwalk as part of a Movin 92.5 radio tribute to the late singer Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Michelle Nostrant looks on at hundreds gathered gathered outside of Union Station to do the Michael Jackson moonwalk as part of a Movin 92.5 radio tribute to the late singer Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Radio host Monti Carlo from 92.5 shouts into a megaphone directions on how to do Michael Jackson's famous moonwalk, as part of a tribute to the late singer Sunday June 28, 2009. The radio station hoped to set a record for the most people moonwalking at once. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Radio host Monti Carlo from 92.5 shouts into a megaphone directions on how to do Michael Jackson's famous moonwalk, as part of a tribute to the late singer Sunday June 28, 2009. The radio station hoped to set a record for the most people moonwalking at once. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Hundreds gathered outside of Union Station to do the Michael Jackson moonwalk as part of a Movin 92.5 radio tribute to the late singer Sunday June 28, 2009. The station hoped to set the record for most people moonwalking. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Hundreds gathered outside of Union Station to do the Michael Jackson moonwalk as part of a Movin 92.5 radio tribute to the late singer Sunday June 28, 2009. The station hoped to set the record for most people moonwalking. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Jordan Wells dances to a Michael Jackson song as a crowd watches, during a promotion by Movin 92.5 to set the record for most people moonwalking in tribute to the late Michael Jackson Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Jordan Wells dances to a Michael Jackson song as a crowd watches, during a promotion by Movin 92.5 to set the record for most people moonwalking in tribute to the late Michael Jackson Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

People attempt to do the moonwalk during a promotion by Movin 92.5 to set the record for most people moonwalking in tribute to the late Michael Jackson Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

People attempt to do the moonwalk during a promotion by Movin 92.5 to set the record for most people moonwalking in tribute to the late Michael Jackson Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

People attempt to do the moonwalk during a promotion by Movin 92.5 to set the record for most people moonwalking in tribute to the late Michael Jackson Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

People attempt to do the moonwalk during a promotion by Movin 92.5 to set the record for most people moonwalking in tribute to the late Michael Jackson Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

DWayne Andrews, Jr. dances to a Michael Jackson song as a crowd watches, during a promotion by Movin 92.5 to set the record for most people moonwalking in tribute to the late Michael Jackson Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

DWayne Andrews, Jr. dances to a Michael Jackson song as a crowd watches, during a promotion by Movin 92.5 to set the record for most people moonwalking in tribute to the late Michael Jackson Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Stephanie Ravea, left, and DWayne Andrews, Jr. dance to a Michael Jackson song as a crowd watches, during a promotion by Movin 92.5 to set the record for most people moonwalking in tribute to the late Michael Jackson Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Stephanie Ravea, left, and DWayne Andrews, Jr. dance to a Michael Jackson song as a crowd watches, during a promotion by Movin 92.5 to set the record for most people moonwalking in tribute to the late Michael Jackson Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

A man walks by with a classic Michael Jackson glove during a promotion by Movin 92.5 to set the record for most people moonwalking in tribute to the late Michael Jackson Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

A man walks by with a classic Michael Jackson glove during a promotion by Movin 92.5 to set the record for most people moonwalking in tribute to the late Michael Jackson Sunday June 28, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

No word yet on whether or not the radio station broke the record, but it was still a lot of fun to shoot — and I am glad to have covered.

Daniel

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  1. Gen said, on August 7, 2009 at 12:10 am

    There will be a Michael Jackson “Beat It” Flash Mob on August 29th of this year look it up right here:

    http://www.onedegreeevents.com/flashmob.htm

    Spread The Word!


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