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    Default Don Williams' Show !

    Don had a kickoff event tonight and he gave a great welcome to our Carolina Christmas group ! Don is planning a mixture of a magic act a synchronized lights. He has added quite a lot this year !

    One item that blew me away was a new style Mega-Tree (at least something I've not seen on any websites yet). It was about 16 feet high with 48 strings of lights from the top to the outer edge (red, white, and green). Then another 32 strings just for the bottom of the tree .. those were lined up with the green and white (16 channels each). He could do the "spins in white or green "with or without" the bottom portion. Then the bottom "trunk" area was a single green channel .. This setup gave a lot of variation and I was impressed with that alone .. But then he added something I have never seen. There was a right-hand spiral ribbon of red lights looping around from the outer-base of the tree and then spiraling to the top of the tree - broken into 8 channels. And then another left hand ribbon of green lights going the opposite direction (8 channels). It blew me away ! I thought perhaps he just wrapped some long strings from the top .. but then when he got the movement of the 8 channels .. it shocked me. Truly something new to me.

    Sadly Don had some electrical problems and did not want to risk harming any of his assistants for the Magic portion of the show. So he was not able to do the magic show segment - - or his new "finale" that he's been planning a long time. Therefore he's going to try again to give the full show next Saturday night (the 28th) at 7pm.

    Perhaps some of you could make it out ? I will be there to support Don, and I hope to see some of you.

    Don's site (with directions is here:

    http://www.lakemyrachristmas.com/1.html
    Last edited by kidcole; 11-21-2009 at 10:06 PM. Reason: Added DOn's website.
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    I'am BACK !!

    Thank you Denny for those wonderfull comments. I wanted to send everyone
    a private message to invite everyone to our private community
    show, but was concern about the info hitting the internet and
    driving our attendence sky high. We like to keep the attencence
    down because it is a special program for our community.

    Well what happen this past Sat. night has never happen to me
    and it was the first time I have had to stop the show.

    I believe I have put more time into this production then any
    in my whole life. But there is reason for everything. I became
    sick Sat a week ago and and have really struggle with the work
    load, plus have only had about 6 hours of sleep for the past
    3 or 4 days so I was not at my 100%.I am going to really rest
    for the coming week because believe it or not we fixed the problem
    and got the show running late into the night.It was a combination
    electrical and computer problem.

    The Mega tree design is a plan I have have worked on for the past
    3 years and I have got to agree with Denny, IT BLEW ME AWAY !
    Denny , we ran the fanalie and it is awesome!! Plus I program new effects
    into the vertical poles and the arches that you have got to see.

    At this time I would like to invite all members of Christmas Carolina
    to this coming Sat. private show. I will post the time schedule later this week.
    Santa will be here and we will have hot chocolate for everyone.

    I felt really bad for all the assistances in our magic show because of
    the cacellation. They have rehersed so much. I have 4 assistances that
    works the magic show and works on different nights, but they realize
    we have a certain degree of danger in our illusions, and this I can not have.

    Denny, again thanks for the kind words and hope to see a lot of you
    here this coming Saturday night.

    PS: I am working on a name for the Mega tree !

    Don
    Lake Myra Christmas

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    Default Re: Don Williams' Show !

    Don,

    Thanks for the update. We have been thinking about you alot.

    I have a name for your mega tree..."Megadon Tree". What do you think?

    Hope to see you this Saturday...

    Vic
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    I'll do my best to be there; don't want to miss out on anything like that!!!

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    Well Vic, you have been honored our vote here at Lake Myra Christmas !!!

    It is official, " Megadon Tree "

    Looking forward to seeing you here


    Don

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    Of course spelled with the capital "D" ..

    "MegaDon Tree"

    When you get time, I'd like to see some details on how you got it "strung" without using a bucket truck ! When you told me that the ribbon went on first .. that really confused me. There must be some madness in the method for this one...
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    Awesome!!!!
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    Default Re: Don Williams' Show !

    OK everyone, the show is back up and running with no problems. This Sat. program will start at 6pm. The private community show will start at 7pm with the magic show beginning around 8:15. I have done some more progrsmming to the "MegaDon Tree" Hope to see a lot of you here.

    Don

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    Don,

    We are comming, see you there.

    Vic
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    Geez, it was cold. I ran into jack at Don's tonight. Could not find Vic, but my wife and I stayed in our seats with the kids once the show began.

    Hats off to Don. The programming of the MegaDon Tree was awesome and the software ideas were endless tonight. Don's magic show was a total blast .. and truly amazing also. Don is quite a showman ! THis show is going to run every Saturday night at 7pm weather permitting .. in case some of you can make it .. well worth the trip. We froze our butts off watching Don and Stacy with their magic. It was 41 degrees at showtime ! I have no idea how they made it through wearing those skimpy shirts !

    We had a lot of fun .. and what a great place to bring a family. He plugged our Christmas Carolinas group again. He gave a wonderful prayer and also honored our troops <something I am working on as well>.

    Don, you really hooked my wife tonight. She's already telling me about some 6 foot mid-sized trees and exactly how she wants them for next year! THANKS BUDDY ... :-)

    Don, there was a song that you played that my wife wants me to get. But I think she had the title wrong. She thought it was called "This is the light" but I can't find it on iTunes .. Let me know the tite and artist of you see this !
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidcole View Post
    Don, there was a song that you played that my wife wants me to get. But I think she had the title wrong. She thought it was called "This is the light" but I can't find it on iTunes .. Let me know the tite and artist of you see this !
    Denny,

    It could have been "I Have Seen the Light" One of my favorites.

    Check your email.
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    Wow, What a show! Sorry I missed you guys. We were so facinated that it totally slipped my mind to hunt you down.

    My oldest son is a magician, so all he talked about on the ride home was how Don did all those illusions(what a kill joy.lol). It was very professional. I didn't know Don was the going to be the magician too.

    When that young lady disappeared and reappeared 100 feet away it blew me away. I thought he dug some kind of underground tunnel to get her there. I love Phil Collins, so the show was special to me.

    My favorite was the MegaDon tree. It looks more like a Cristmas tree to me with the base and all. the train was awesome, the singing snowman was great too. His dj lights shinning up on the trees was amazing.

    My wife and kids were giving me all kinds of ideas for "our" display on the way home. "The hot chocolate was a nice touch" says my wife. She sugested we set up a budget line in our budget to puchase more controllers and lights for next year. (too funny!)

    It was well worth the 1 1/2 hour drive. I would go check it out if I were you. Get there early or you will be standing in the street.

    Even the dog liked it...

    Vic
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    Hey,
    This is Staci a.k.a the girl who disappeared. I am glad that you like the magic portion of the show. I was very nervous before hand because that was my first magic show ever performed in front of anyone. So I say thanks for all the cool comments.I am also Michael Hunters daughter. You will probably see him running around helping Don with the lights and everything.

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    Glad everyone enjoyed the show, and thanks to everyone that was present for your support in presenting our annual community show. We had a few malfunctioning props in our magic show but we have got them all worked out now.

    Some of you may know this, but Mike and I will be hosting our next meeting sometime in April and I plan to present the complete design in detail of the “MegaDon Tree”! Anyone that would like to cover or do a presentation at our meeting please start thinking about it and let us know. I am sure we will be picking up some more new members this year because I have talked with about 4 or 5 people at our show that would like to get into this hobby.

    Again, THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT !!! And a special thank you to Mike Hunter and family

    Don

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