Thursday, December 08, 2005

It was bound to happen

Article link: Car crash, heavy traffic turn out Christmas light show

For those of you who refuse to believe this was a true story, hopefully this will be enough proof. And for those who appreciated the artistry, this is a sad day.
DEERFIELD TWP. — Sheriff's deputies asked the owner who lit up his house with 25,000 Christmas lights synched to music to turn off the display after a traffic accident Tuesday night.

Deerfield Twp. resident Carson Williams agreed to shut down his holiday decorations indefinitely.

Williams told a Cincinnati television station that sheriff's deputies could not reach the traffic accident because of the traffic lined up in his neighborhood.

The display caught attention across the nation on network TV and on the Internet because the lights on the Williams house and filling their yard are synchronized by computer with music broadcast to car radios. There are three songs in the 12-minute display: Frosty the Snowman by the Jackson 5; God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood and Wizards of Winter by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

This amazing technological display of holiday excess has apparently become its own worst enemy. Enough folks wanted to come by and see the place that traffic came to a standstill. We hope they can find some solution to the problem so that more people can enjoy Mr. Williams' handiwork.

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