“Blurred Lines” was this summer’s hit song that made the artist behind it, Robin Thicke, a household name and landed at least one pop star, Miley Cyrus, who famously twerked to it at the VMA ceremony, a controversy in many a household.
Now the sexy song is the background for an over-the-top Halloween light display.
Holiday decorating enthusiast Neal Adams posted a video to YouTube earlier this month of skeletons, ghosts and more dancing to “Blurred Lines” in front of his Valley Center, Calif., home.
Adams describes himself and his wife, Melissa, as “Halloween and Christmas enthusiasts” on the website he has created to promote their annual holiday light displays.
The couple, who both work from home selling on eBay, began their Halloween light display tradition eight years ago when their neighbors moved away and left them with Halloween decorations. It quickly grew into an annual event in their town that draws visitors to their neighborhood every night throughout the month of October.
This year’s setup includes three 5-foot-tall skull faces and one 7-foot-tall skull face that Adams has sequenced to sing Halloween and pop songs. The whole show, including about four minutes of “Blurred Lines,” runs for about an hour and is repeated on a loop throughout each night, Adams said.
“In 2009, I saw a video on YouTube of someone who made some singing faces on their house for a Halloween show and decided I had to do it,” Adams told GoodMorningAmerica.com. “I learned the software to write my own sequences [and] have gotten better over the last few years in getting the mouth movements to look as good as I can.
“I guess it just became a hobby for me,” he said. “I love this time of year. Halloween is my favorite holiday, followed closely by Christmas.”
Visitors to the Adams’ Halloween light display don’t even have to roll down the window of their cars to enjoy the music. Adams broadcasts the music over an FM transmitter on a local station.
“Most most are in some way Halloween related such as “Thriller” and “Monster Mash,” Adams said. “But I also like to do one or two of the most popular top 40 hits of that year…I get the most reaction usually [from kids] from the pop songs as opposed to the more traditional Halloween songs.”
Adams says it takes him one week to set up the display, which he does all by himself, but only two days to take it down.
“So I can rest for two weeks before I put up my Christmas show,” he said.