4th Fest Preparation 005

4th Fest Preparation 005

Brian Boyer puts finishing touches on a giant light-up clock, one of the ground-based features of this year's display. With a bundle of zip-ties on hand, he secures rope lights to the clock's framework to define the numbers and hands of the clock, and then uses black electrical tape to block out parts of the lights that will illuminate the feature to display 9:32, the time at which the piece will light. The few hundred feet of rope lighting used for this feature was recycled from last year's show.

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