Tuesday, November 29, 2011

2011 Light Show has been Finalized

I'm so happy that the sequencing for the 2011 Copeland Christmas light show is done! Hallelujah!

This year, we recycled several songs from the past and we also sequenced a few new songs.

The official 2011 show is:

- intro by Clark Griswold himself
- THX sound check
- Wish Liszt by Trans Siberian Orchestra
- In the Hall of the Mountain King
- All I Want is You by Maria Carey
- intermission
- Angels We Have Heard on High
- Nutcracker Suite Medley by Trans Siberian Orchestra
- Intermission
- Sandstorm by Darude
- Carol of the Bells
- Angry Birds Intermission
- That's All Folks by Porky Pig

(pay no attention to my spelling)

I'll post all these Light-O-Rama Sequence files as soon as I have time. Merry Christmas.

BTW, I'd like to thank all my Light-O-Rama and Planet Christmas friends for providing portions of these sequence files.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Turning on the lights for the first time

We are now just making sure all cords are plugged into the right outlets. Can't wait!

I'm inside at the computer while the boys are outside switching arounds 2 cords that got transposed. Can't wait to hear the music in a little bit!

New annalees for the display

My wonderful family got me some new beautiful annilees for my birthday! Cool

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Darude - Sandstorm Christmas Lights

This video is of Bill Vaughn's display in Alexandria, Virginia. It was featured on one of TLC's Crazy Christmas Light Shows a couple of years ago.

Take a look at what happens at the 34 second mark. Amazing, huh?...

I first posted this video back in December 2010....I was totally inspired. I didn't think a non-Christmas song belonged in a Christmas lights display. Now I feel differently.

I sequenced the first 1.5 minutes of this song for the 2011 display. I really like it because it's going to be unexpected among all our other traditional songs. It might turn some folks off, but on the flip side, it might inspire some people.

I just can't figure out how to sequence my roof lights properly. It's so frustrating...I like a challenge though.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bucket truck at Copeland Christmas

Joey is up in the truck today

Jim's 26 ft Mega tree

Yesterday we went to Jim's to help put up his 26 ft mega tree. I looks so good. We all love it. The bucket truck helped immensly.

It has 12 animated stripes, a 4 ft star, and a strand of strobes. It's awesome.

While the guys were outside, I was doing the programming inside. He's up and running with Light-O-Rama 2.9!

We calculated the amps used so that we would not blow fuses. The tree uses 14.4 amps *not including the star and strobes.

I think they set up 6 strands per slice and each strand is .2 amps.

They bent rebar and duct taped it to the conduit. So white trash, but that's how all of us Christmas enthusiasts do it. No one will ever see any of it.

Not sure what we'll do with the extra lights on the ground. Might cover them up with a black blanket...still thinking of ideas.

What a fun day yesterday...can't wait for the bucket truck to arrive at my house today at noon for our Palm Tree candles!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Palm From 2 Years Ago

Tomorrow the bucket tuck comes to help us with the queen palms. So excited

here's the palm from 2 years ago
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Another awesome display from Canada!

Finished the Kitchen Decorating

Lastnight, Mom and Matthew came over and helped get the last gold angel Christmas Tree decorated in the kitchen. We had fun over chocolate martinis, LED wired ribbon, remote control outlets, and ornament hooks. I can't believe how much angel stuff I have.

Today, Lynn and Frank are coming over to help out. I'm not sure what we'll do this year. I'd really like to get up the gnome tree, the Wizard of Oz tree, and the peacock tree, but I just don't know where to put them.

I'm considering NOT decorating the porch this year. It would be so nice not to have the tours extend outside again.