Crazy Halloween Light Display Set to a Macklemore Song

If you ever find yourself in Leesburg, Virginia–although I can’t imagine why–you might want to seek out the home of Brandon Bullis. Using a computer-controlled 2,500-channel display featuring 8,400 LEDs lights, he’s created this Halloween display set to Macklemore’s “Downtown.”

This isn’t just some sort of out-of-control hobby, though. Bullis works for Edwards Landing Lights, which, I assume does work for airports. The whole thing is a demo for what the company can do.

Two interesting notes:

(1) The lights are so efficient that the estimated electricity bill for the season will be under $50.

(2) You can’t hear the music unless you tune to a low-power FM signal. The neightbours can at least be grateful for that.

You can read more about the project at TIME.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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