A friend asked me today whether I had ever done the dance from Thriller, being 30 and in the same age bracket as Jennifer Garner in 13 Going On 30. And I realized that the answer is a resounding NO. I personally was too scared of the zombies in the Thriller video to ever do the dance. Nor did I know anyone (or go to school with anyone) who did the dance. There was certainly no spontaneous Thriller-izing at school dances. Everyone was way too concerned with staying as far away from the opposite sex as possible while still managing to spend the entire evening waiting to see if anyone would ask them to dance.
We did, however, do the dance from REM's Stand.