Have you ever thought to yourself: "Downtown's alright, but it could be way cooler with a massive Las Vegas-style light show set to music?" Well, Atlanta arts supporters, the moment you've been dreaming about has finally arrived with the City Light Show. And it'll only cost around $1.2 million to make it happen.
Over the weekend, Atlanta resident John Brimelow, the project's creator and executive producer, launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of bringing his "light and music sensory extravaganza" to the city's streets on Oct. 16-18.
The architecture and lights fiesta, which would primarily be held in Woodruff Park, would bring together the "high tech" and "high art" worlds by illuminating the 191 Peachtree, Georgia Pacific, Equitable, Flatiron buildings, and numerous other Downtown high-rises.
On his Kickstarter page, he describes the interactive light show:
City Light Show™ will draw national media coverage and social media buzz, it will be an event to remember and look forward to for years to come. City Light Show™ drives global interest in the event, the participants and the city. A great part of the appeal of CLSATL is the fact it's been paid for by you! Honestly, we looked for corporate sponsors-and worked hard at finding them. The truth is, if you're not an established brand, nobody's taking chances on an idea, no matter how good it might be. Cue SXSW and Lady Gaga and Doritos.
The exclusive CLS lighting design is driven by the pulse of music and projected on multiple buildings to create a shock and awesome experience of sound and light. The audience can enjoy the show LIVE in the "Immersive Experience Area" through the corridor of buildings and can experience the music live via the free web application for mobile devices and all web browsers. Connect and create your own viewing and listening experience!
Brimelow writes that he has received approval from Mayor Kasim Reed's office, Midtown Alliance, Central Atlanta Progress, and other civic organizations, provided that he can secure the funding. Should that happen, he thinks the project could be both "monumental" and "inspiration" for the entire city.
If you're interested in funding the City Light Show, head to his Kickstarter page before May 30.
NOTE: This story has been corrected. Brimelow tells CL he once ran a communications company, but no longer works as a communications consultant.
A tribute to the great sideshow entertainers of eras gone by? Um, for how long have you been reading my mind, Society of American Magicians?
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