Friday, October 30, 2015

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Check out this article the local paper did about our Halloween display!!

Boo! Bayou Blue family uses music, lights to entertain for Halloween

Published: Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 9:38 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 9:38 p.m.
In daylight, the Galliano’s home in Bayou Blue looks like most others in their quiet neighborhood.
But after dark, neighbors and those passing by are treated to a Halloween light show synchronized to a spooky holiday playlist.
“It’s kind of fun because you see the people pass and stop in front of the house,” said Melanie Galliano. “They’ll sit there for a little while for a couple songs, then they’ll go down the street and come back.”
In mid-September, Melanie and her husband, Clint, set up a singing pumpkin and dancing ghosts that light up to the beat of "Purple People Eater,” “The Monster Mash” and other songs.
“We didn’t know if it was going to have to be tweaked or fixed in any kind of way so we put it up really early,” Melanie said.
To synchronize the lights, the couple used a 16-channel Light-O-Rama kit and tips they learned from online forums and YouTube.
The singing pumpkin, made up of about 350 lights, took about a weekend to build and many more hours of editing to match it with the music, Melanie said.
“There’s an open mouth, a closed mouth and then an “o,” so you have to make it look like it is talking with the music. That took a little bit of work,” she said. “It’s still not perfect but if you don’t look too close you don’t see it.”
An FM transmitter on the porch allows cars passing by to tune into to the music.
Seven songs are now on the playlist, and some new songs are planned for trick-or-treating this weekend, Melanie said.
The show has been a big hit with kids, including the Gallianos’ two daughters.
Neighbors enjoy the show too.
“I think it’s great,” Debra Babin said. “I tuned in to check it out and everything and I thought it was really neat.”
Already, the family is planning future shows.
“We said let’s do a Halloween one because you don’t really see that too much,” Melanie said. “It’ll be a trial run for Christmas so we can see how it works.”
To catch the show, go by 145 Gabriel St. in Bayou Blue from sunset to about 10 p.m. For information, check out Bayou Blue Dancing Light on Facebook.
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1 comment:

  1. Congrats! Looking forward to your next Halloween decor!