By now you know Vargo’s Dance at Route 38 and 2nd Street in Geneva, Illinois, is one of my favorite places on the planet, and I’m pleased to say they’re planning quite the Halloween event!
Yes! On Tuesday, October 29, various Vargo instructors and a plethora of students will perform Michael Jackson’s legendary Thriller dance at Rt. 38 and 2nd Street in beautiful downtown Geneva. This free performance marks the second annual “Thriller on 38” which will proceed like this:
8:15 – 9:15 Outdoor music, food trucks and more
9:00 – 9:05 The performance
9:15 – 10:30 After Party at Old Towne Pub Upstairs ($15 cover) Costumes encouraged!
In dance studio owner Jamie Vargo’s own words:
Bring the kids, bring the family, bring a date and watch the dancers perform Michael Jackson’s Thriller. We decided to move the event to Route 38 and 2nd Street this year to accommodate more people, more food trucks, and give everyone a chance to grab a cocktail and watch the dancers from the beautiful upstairs patio at Old Towne Pub. The more small businesses we can support the better!
The vendors include the Chicago Donut Company, The Grumpy Gaucho, and the All Chocolate Kitchen – so far!
Now, I know what you’re thinking! Will yours truly be performing with the dancers? I would if it weren’t for two issues.
The first is, much like it was with Elvis, my unique brand of dance would whip my adoring female fans into the kind of frenzy that would have them ripping the clothes right off my body – again. Not only would that become a distraction, but having to regularly replace reasonable attire ain’t cheap!
The second problem is, after four months of foot injuries, I’m finally getting back into the dance swing of things (pun intended), but I’m still beyond rusty. Perhaps I’ll participate next year if you ladies promise to behave yourselves.
Even though 9 p.m. is well past my bedtime, I will make an exception for this performance and I certainly hope to see you there!