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!"Â
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