I am guessing (and hoping) people have more on their mind this Christmas Even than arts administration. I will pick up with posting on that topic on Wednesday or thereabouts.
In the meantime, take a gander at this wild light display. It is a labor of love by a guy in Dardenne Praire, MO who has been doing these shows for 6 Christmases now. He has a low power FM transmitter set up so that people driving by can hear the music that the lights are synchronized to.
He says it takes him 3 hours to do 15 seconds of the program. He has 36 songs this year, some of which are from previous years, but he adds about 3-6 new songs each year.
As you might imagine, people come from miles around and the line backs up for blocks so he limits the hours it runs. I am guessing in part so that his neighbors don’t lose the Christmas spirit.
Best wishes for the holiday season and a prosperous new year.