Thriller Inmates Do Live Shows

Audience watches numbers from platform above grounds
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 28, 2008 12:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – Inmates at a Philippines prison who made it big on YouTube dancing to Thriller are now a live attraction, Reuters reports. Hundreds of viewers each month stand on platforms around the jail's exercise grounds to watch prisoners dance to songs like Queen’s Radio Ga Ga and Bonnie Tyler’s I Need a Hero. “It was great. Two thumbs up,” said one audience member.

At the end of the program, open to the public one Saturday a month, visitors can have their pictures taken with the prisoners and buy souvenir prison shirts.