For a few years, a Riverside house put on an incredible Halloween light show accompanied by pop songs you usually hear in the mall (LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" has never looked better). It was some next-level entertainment, with jack-o'-lantern faces singing the lyrics along with painstakingly timed light displays, all put together by talented homeowner Kevin Judd, so naturally it started drawing something like 2,000 people a night (and gajillions of YouTubers). So in 2012, the Euclid Management Homeowners Association banned the house. This year, Judd returned with a new light show at a generous friends' house a few blocks from his, but he's still fighting to light up the 'hood. The show was shut down on Sunday after noise and nuisance complaints from neighbors, but after a lot of drama, it seems to be back in action.
Late yesterday, Judd announced on Facebook that he'd managed to get a block party permit that'll allow the show to go on (neighbors' signatures were required, so it seems like everyone is cool with it now). It looks like they're expecting record crowds—a map for the event shows four parking areas and street closures on either side of the house.
If you don't want to bother with the drive to Riverside, you can see some this of year's displays on YouTube—there are shows set to House of Pain's "Jump Around," Pitbull's "Fireball," and MAGIC!'s "Rude," songs that are improved 400 percent by the addition of strobing lights and pumpkin faces. Judd once confessed that it took 10 to 12 hours to program each minute of a song to match the music and the lights.