Music fans are cool, especially the really nerdy ones who will read all about music and light syncing programs so they can create six-minute homages to the musicians who touched their lives, sharing the joy and magic with neighbors around the world free of charge.
Rik Burt of Essex, England, is one of those fans. This year, he set more than 3,000 holiday lights to a soundtrack of the Prodigy in honor of the rave group’s late frontman Keith Flint who tragically and suddently took his own life in April. The Prodigy are hometown heros in his neighborhood, but we all benefit from the hours of effort Burt put into his homage.
The family man got really into holiday light displays a few years ago, inspired by American houses that have done similar things, like the Johnson family in Texas who set their holiday lights to Skrillex.
“I’m into my metal mainly, but the Prodigy bridged the divide between the genres really well,” he is quoted in EssexLive. “I saw them live but it was very surreal when we heard he was gone. We are hoping that one of the members of the band might see.”
Throughout December, Burt is putting on his show for three hours every night at 30-minute intervals. The full show runs just longer than six minutes, but it’s entirely impressive and really reminds you of how special the Prodigy’s catalog truly is.
Watch the full display below.