Thursday, July 24, 2008

Special Creative Chaos: Light Show with Live Musicians

This next post is for Carlos and his Creative Chaos @ Ragamuffin Soul. You can catch his session on his incredible blog here.

Hey Los, you've never heard of me. Maybe because I'm from Kansas. Heard of it? When's the last time you heard of anything creative from Kansas that didn't involve a ugly green woman and her enemy with ruby shoes? Enough, on with the post.

At any rate, I know this one will freeeeak you out. Each week you have intelligent lighting, full rock band, IMAG, drum loops, in-ear, and blah, blah, blah. Well, take what you do and split it up into Imagine: 16 musicians, 11 different rooms, 3-story building, SIMULTANEOUSLY playing Trans-Siberian (yes, that's the band playing on the video - the underscore is not a recording), synchronized to Christmas lights, all at a 15-minute drive-in, at 5 shows a night, in the middle of freaking KANSAS!

We did this 7 months ago (OK, so it's not 2008, but it's within this last 12 month "year" - gimme a break. We are gearing up for our 2008 run. Word of mouth is traveling. We aren't sure what we are going to do — since the parking lot is only so big.

Enjoy the video...and thanks for setting up Creative Chaos @ Ragamuffin Soul.


  1. Anonymous11:23 AM

    AWESOME! nice work.

  2. Anonymous11:55 AM

    Very good - that must have taken months to put together!

  3. What a perfect example of extrapolation...

    For your creatives to take a popular idea (culturally relevant) of synchronized Christmas light shows and create a Christmas Light Show with live music presented in the venue of your parking lot as a way to reach out to their community...priceless!

    What a great example of being culturally relevant, co-missional, and smashing paradigms...

    *heart* the enemy with ruby red slippers...
    dorothy (vicar of vive)