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Grooving on the Potawatomi Soul Train Line.
Grooving on the Potawatomi Soul Train Line. (Photo: Potawatomi Bingo Casino)
No record but fun was had by all.
No record but fun was had by all. (Photo: Potawatomi Bingo Casino)
The hippest trip in America: The Soul Train Line.
The hippest trip in America: The Soul Train Line. (Photo: Potawatomi Bingo Casino)

They came, they saw, they boogied

They came, they saw, they boogied.

But in the end, the record for the longest "Soul Train Line" remained standing. But lots of folks at Potawatomi Bingo and Casino still had a great time.

The casino held a "Groove Line" contest Thursday to attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest line of dancers who participated in a re-enactment of the classic Soul Train Line, featured on countless episodes of the syndicated "Soul Train" program.

"Soul Train" isn't on TV anymore but it is fondly remembered by generations of music fans as one of the first television music shows that featured predominantly African-American performers and studio dancers.

The founder of "Soul Train," Don Cornelius, died after committing suicide last year.

Ryan Amundson of Potawatomi said only 160 people participated, not enough to break the record of 291 set in Philadelphia last year.

But as Cornelius used to say, there was lots of "Love, peace and soul!" 

Talkbacks

Myke | Feb. 24, 2013 at 2:11 a.m. (report)

34599 From 1PM-3PM on a weekday was an absolutely idiotic time to hold this if they really wanted to set this record.

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