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    Cyburbian Planner Groupie's avatar
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    I'd hate to be his neighbor!

    A friend of mine sent this to me and NHPlanner said I should post it here.

    This guy is from Mason, Ohio. He is a lights director for Rock Bands and concerts. He went above and beyond the normal christmas lights.

    http://209.124.62.135/lights.wmv

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    He broadcast the music through a low frequency FM transmitter, you could pick it up in your car. Interesting write up on Snopes.

    He caused so much traffic, he had to shut the display down.

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    This is the most amazing Christmas lights I've ever seen. Wow..... Too bad I am not in Ohio. I don't mind to stay in traffic just to take a look of this house.
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    Looks pretty cool but yes would suck to live close to him
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    Crown Point had a guy that really did up his house every year. The city actually put up streets signs to help with the traffic. People would come to miles to see it.
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    That display is A-frickin-mazing! He really took that song and brought it to life with the lights. Thanks Mattoon for the snopes article too.

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    That was awesome. Makes Clark Griswold look like a hack.
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    That was....clever.

    I liked the song the most.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman
    I liked the song the most.
    I'll be looking to add the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to my Christmas music list....catchy tune indeed.
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    Quote Originally posted by NHPlanner
    I'll be looking to add the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to my Christmas music list....catchy tune indeed.

    I got turned on to them last year. That's a great tune, but I think Carol of the Bells is better. TSO used to be the group Savatage
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    We have an entire loop-street subdivision that decks itself out. Candy Cane Lane is the one name they choose many years.

    Myself, I much prefer the soft glow of luminaria candles in paper sacks. That's a beautiful thing to see in the rural valley northwest of me (Gordon Valley) on Christmas Eve and Christmas Night.

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    Hate to be his neighbors? Heck, I'd hate to have the utility bill!

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    AIB jenniplans
    Even better yet, who would be happy to have the cash equivalent of that utility bill ?
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    Christmas Lights display that blows away anything I've ever seen:

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    Argh! Inline video won't display. Why do Web sites do that?

    Anyhow, one of the most impressive Christmas light diaplays I've seen was in the Mesilla Park neighborhood in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Just about everybody in the neighborhood had an elaborate light display -- including real paper bag luminarias that lined most driveways and sidewalks. It was an annual tradition which drew a LOT of traffic; thousands would drive slowly up and down each street in the neighborhood, with only their driving lights on. I haven't seen anything like it since.

    I love the look of luminarias, but with the constant snow of Cleveland, the real deal won't work here. I have to settle for chile pepper lights to lend a Southwestern air to the holidays.

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    That has been done in another post. Saw the owner of that house on the morning show last week.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan
    Argh! Inline video won't display. Why do Web sites do that?

    Anyhow, one of the most impressive Christmas light diaplays I've seen was in the Mesilla Park neighborhood in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Just about everybody in the neighborhood had an elaborate light display -- including real paper bag luminarias that lined most driveways and sidewalks. It was an annual tradition which drew a LOT of traffic; thousands would drive slowly up and down each street in the neighborhood, with only their driving lights on. I haven't seen anything like it since.

    I love the look of luminarias, but with the constant snow of Cleveland, the real deal won't work here. I have to settle for chile pepper lights to lend a Southwestern air to the holidays.
    We have two nieghborhoods here in the city that do them as well as two cemetaries that put them on every interment. It is really neat. This year because of the crappy weather and ice damage no one did them. Snow and ice isn't usally much of a problem here in North Carolina. The thing we have to contend with is that both of this neighborhoods have extensive decidious tree coverage... which means leaves and lots of them. It took a number of years and a number of brush fires before they realized they probably needed to coorinate with the city to have the leaves removed before the luminaria display. The fire truck lights did add to the event

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    Quote Originally posted by jread
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan
    .... -- including real paper bag luminarias that lined most driveways and sidewalks. ....
    ZG's got me hooked into doing this on Friday night.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Hmmm....

    Quote Originally posted by Dan
    Argh! Inline video won't display. Why do Web sites do that?

    Anyhow, one of the most impressive Christmas light diaplays I've seen was in the Mesilla Park neighborhood in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Just about everybody in the neighborhood had an elaborate light display -- including real paper bag luminarias that lined most driveways and sidewalks. It was an annual tradition which drew a LOT of traffic; thousands would drive slowly up and down each street in the neighborhood, with only their driving lights on. I haven't seen anything like it since.

    I love the look of luminarias, but with the constant snow of Cleveland, the real deal won't work here. I have to settle for chile pepper lights to lend a Southwestern air to the holidays.
    I wonder if ITE has a worksheet for this type of seasonal traffic.......snicker....he he he....traffic nerds
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    Quote Originally posted by The One
    I wonder if ITE has a worksheet for this type of seasonal traffic.......snicker....he he he....traffic nerds

    here is what they reccomend...







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