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This is rediculus imo for a few reasons. Why now? Its less than a week away. And two the guy only had a 30 minute show each night! I mean come on!

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — It's no treat for a Southern California Halloween lover after police shut down his gigantic music-and-light show.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise says Kevin Judd used 12,000 lights to create the display at his friends' home in Riverside. The lights were synchronized to music, such as Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

Last week, Judd and his friends Melanie and Mark Betty began offering a half-hour nightly show. Hundreds of people showed up with their kids to dance or hang out at a nearby park.

But on Sunday, police responded to noise and traffic complaints and shut down the display.

Judd says it's disappointing and he isn't sure whether he'll stage more shows next year. Judd says he might look into getting a permit or renting commercial space.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/10/28/police-shut-down-12000-light-halloween-home/18059579/
 

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Sad but seems to be the way of things lately.

It happened to Raina who is a member here.

http://www.thehauntedgarden.com/

There's several threads about it:
http://www.halloweenforum.com/general-halloween/122496-they-trying-shut-us-down.html?highlight=haunted+garden


http://www.halloweenforum.com/general-halloween/131343-maryland-halloween-display-shut-down-her-town.html?highlight=haunted+garden


http://www.halloweenforum.com/general-halloween/131266-help-save-haunted-garden.html?highlight=haunted+garden

In the end, it got shut down. Last year was her last year.

Sounds like Riverside wouldn't like it even if it were cute babies & kittens singing Kumbaya. I'm so glad we don't have a HOA to deal with.
 

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My hometown and I really haven't been following the story that closely, but I seem to remember he has had problems in previous years.

The simplest thing to do is to call your city councilman prior to setting up (not code enforcement). They'll probably be happy to run interference for you to avoid negative press for the city.
 

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12,000 lights is not a lot...

However, 100's of people can be. I have a lightshow and don't advertise it and keep everything low key so that my neighbors aren't bothered. The cul-de-sac gets a little crowded on Halloween and I was actually thinking about a major haunt reduction this year to thin out the crowd. I know a couple that quit doing their great Christmas show because the crowds got too big and people were leaving their trash in the neighbors yards. It's all about respect.
 

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City rules, folks. Get to know yours.

You (might) need a permit if you're going to have hundreds on your property at the same time. 300 people staggering in through the night is not the same as 300 people clogging the street to watch a half hour show.
 

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"Thriller?" With a musical choice like that, maybe it wasn't such a bad decision to shut it down...
But those neighbours who had The Haunted Garden, that was obtuse. They are to poorer for it...
 

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"Thriller?" With a musical choice like that, maybe it wasn't such a bad decision to shut it down...
But those neighbours who had The Haunted Garden, that was obtuse. They are to poorer for it...
The Haunted Garden was warned they needed a permit, and then failed to get one the following year. Hard to act shocked when you get shut down after that.
 
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