luminara 2004 was plenty of fun. however, i thought the displays were weaker than last year by a hell of a lot, and it still ended at 11 PM. that is only 1.5 hours of darkness for several hours of preparation. what could have made luminara 2004 better than last year is if they had denis out, but at the last minute they gave him a space which only let him have 2 hours of preparation, max. weak. denis spent 12 hours on his display in his back yard a few weeks ago and it looked incredible. this year they had a little bit of black light action. also they said they did not permit amplified music, but i heard some electric guitar last night. it would be nice to spin a bunch of ambient music with denis’ display. we wont have a rave or anything .. but it’s the right music for an event like this and they wont permit it. that’s a shame.
i would link to luminara victoria’s website, but they’ve chosen to host on a provider that takes down their website if there is more traffic than what was agreed upon. weak!
i should mention that i am very happy that luminara victoria happens. it makes victoria a more interesting place to live. i can just see a few ways it could be done better. unfortunately, i don’t have enough time to volunteer with them.