The holidays are a time for family traditions, be it decorating gingerbread men, stringing popcorn or singing carols. The Cadger family prefers something a little brighter …and a little more dubstep. Last year, the Meridian, Id., family synced their flashing Christmas light show to “First Of The Year (Equinox)” by Skrillex and posted it online, where it garnered over two million views. The synchronized light show set a new tradition, and this year the Cadgers are at it again with another display, this time set to a mix of the DJ’s “Bangarang” and “Cinema.”
Scott Cadger and his 17-year-old son, Zach, have been on working on the lights since late September, according to NWCN.com. After all, the project — involving “30,000 lights connected with 250 extension cords, a whole carton of large, plastic candy canes, lighted signs and reindeer, plus a big star and four, tall, wooden trees each with hundreds of lights,” as local news channel NWCN described it — involves quite a bit of planning. Each minute of music, NWCN reported, required 3 to 4 hours of programming.
For those who want to visit the display in person, the lights are active on Friday and Saturday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. the rest of the week. The Cadgers ask that visitors bring food to donate to the Idaho Food Bank. “Last year we got several thousand dollars worth of food and money for the food bank,” Zach Cadger told NWCN.
Seems like a lot of people want to add a little Skrillex to their holiday season. The video has been viewed more than 100,000 times since it was uploaded to YouTube last week.