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Michael Jackson flash mob ‘beat it’ at Kerry Park

August 30th, 2009 by Thea

Around 3 p.m. yesterday a flash mob gathered at Kerry Park and danced to Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ for what would have been the late pop star’s 51st birthday. The mob at the famous Queen Anne viewpoint, was the last of three that happened all around the city yesterday, put on by One Degree Events.

Above is a video that shows all three flash mobs – first in Pioneer Square at 1:10 p.m., then at Pike Place Market at 2:05, and then at our very own Kerry Park. One Degree Events says that over 300 people participated. And as you can see, this was a very coordinated event.

Kept super secret until the very end, the locations of the three events were only released to participants who showed up at Cal Anderson Park at 10 a.m. this morning at to learn the choreography. That’s one dedicated group of flash mobbers!

We think MJ would have been proud.

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