For a couple of years running, there has been, bar none, no cooler holiday light display in town than Lonnie Hanzon's Hudson Holiday extravaganza -- and certainly none even close to capturing the mod psychedelia of Hanzon's efforts -- so when we got word that the show can't go on this year, our sadness was such that our own Susan Froyd penned a love letter to the artist. And from the comments, it's clear that we're not the only ones who are sad about it.
Cyrus T. Pyle offers these suggestions:
I am so terribly sorry to hear about the cancellation of your master work holiday lighting show. We have entire creative teams at work who cannot come up with your visions. Is there any other place to stage the show in the Denver area? There is so little time to before you have to start setting up. I've been racking my brain to think of another venue. What about a golf course, or the Loretto College campus, or one of the farms that does the Halloween stuff? Part of the reason I was in Denver a few weeks ago was to go to the Denver Film Society's event at the Lakeside Amusement Park. That place has a cool vibe of its own. How cool would it be to put the holiday show in that amuesment park?!?!? Tell me what I can do to help you with this disaster.