Update: This show did not happen in 2012 and I doubt it will this year but at least you can see the awesome videos from the 2011 show below.
If you haven’t seen the house that has set up a light show with the song Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO then you must have not be on the internet much the last week. The story goes like this. A father named Kevin starts creating a light show with his house for his children in 2008, every year he gets more and more creative and every year he gets more subscribers on YouTube and more attention. Until this year. On Saturday he posted a video of the light show he set up to LMFAO’s song Party Rock Anthem on YouTube and by Monday he had a million views. At the time of this writing he had 3.4 million views. He has been in the news across the world and the video has become a huge hit with everyone from Time to Good Morning America covering it. However, the best part about it for me is that he lives in my home town of Riverside, CA. So I braved the 1500 people that came out to see his show on Thursday and headed over there tonight to take pictures and see what all the fuss was about. Check out the main video that started the sensation below then read on.
Kevin only runs one show every night at 7:30. The local newspaper went on Tuesday night and said there was about 400 people there, when I went tonight there was probably close to 1500. Parking is gone for blocks and people just kept streaming in.
He is only running the show until Halloween night so I imagine it will only get worse leading up to the final night as more and more people find out about it. I say show because it starts at 7:30 and runs for about a half hour featuring light shows for three songs from Nightmare Before Christmas, Thriller by Michael Jackson and then finishing with Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO.
It is a great show that you wouldn’t expect to be free and the crowd is cheering and into it the entire time. You can check out my video below to see how different it was when I filmed it then above with no crowd. Also there was a bunch of kids that came out and danced that I believe were from the house with robot outfits and such on, it was a blast. First is LMFAO – Party rock anthem, second is This is Halloween from Nightmare before Christmas and the third is Thriller by Michael Jackson.
If you are in Riverside I am sure you know someone who knows how to get here. I wont post the address online as Kevin asked for people to leave it off since thousands more would show up to the already crowded experience; however, if you know where to go I would highly suggest you pencil this into your weekend, it is a whole lot of fun. Check out Kevins YouTube as well and subscribe to his videos.
I can’t end this post without mentioning this guy who was there promoting his band by standing in the back of a truck and showing off a Justin Bieber tattoo that he had. I have to hand it to him, if you are going to get a tattoo of his face on your leg I will tip my marketing hat and link to your bands Facebook, they are called I Am Cassettes if you want to check them out.
Update: Christmas Light House
I just wanted to update this post to show the awesome Christmas light show he made for the song “I’m Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO. It is really well done and is fun to see the characters with their Santa hats. There is no live show though! So do not try to seek out his house or anything like that, just enjoy the video to help get you in the Christmas spirit.
Make sure to leave me a comment below.