Wizards in Winter: Taking it to the next level

In 2005, Carson Williams, a Mason, Ohio electician, decorated his home and synchronized it to the music “Wizards in Winter” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. A higher-quality version of the original video that was circulated by email can be seen below.

Not to be outdone, a neighborhood in Yucaipa, Calif. decided to one-up the Joneses, as it were, and got everyone on an entire block to come up with a similar synchronization. They recorded the result with a drone; it’s breathtaking, to say the least.

Paul Ó Neill, the creator of TSO, was moved. He told Billboard “We were incredibly honored and flattered when we first saw a house in Mason, Ohio, sync their lights to ‘Wizards In Winter,’ but to see a whole community band together and do something like this is beyond words. We only hope they don’t send us the electric bill!”

Here’s the neighborhood video:

This is one of my favorite pieces of music, largely as a result of the original video; I was delighted to see this evolution.

Probably not good for epileptics, though.

The Old Wolf has spoken.,

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2 responses to “Wizards in Winter: Taking it to the next level

  1. All hail the LED, and the tech that’s getting cheap enough you can afford to do this. Now, it’s great – but this grows. Next year that neighborhood will be Glorious! Three years, and they’ll have tour buses.

    • For what it’s worth, the displays began with standard lights. Williams had to shut down his yearly display in 2005 because of the massive traffic his efforts were creating; in 2006 he reopened at a larger, safer location and since began a company that does this sort of thing for people.

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