A former music teacher in the East Bay who has made a habit over the last decade of making elaborate light-show sequences at his home set to music for both Halloween and Christmas is back at it again with a new Halloween display set to Skrillex's "Bangarang."
Tom BetGeorge, who now lives in Tracy, first got on SFist's radar with a Christmas light show in 2014, when he was living in Fremont. That year his home was featured on ABC's "Great Christmas Light Fight," with a display set to a medley of music from Star Wars. He's continued, every Halloween and Christmas, to create new light sequences and displays at his home, the latest being pretty rowdy by comparison to the much tamer "This Is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas which he did two years ago.
As ABC 7 reports, what started as a hobby for BetGeorge has grown into a business. As you can see from his website, BetGeorge now has clients all over the country, including Disneyland, for whom he creates light displays. (There's also a free download link there for the Skrillex sequence.) The proceeds from the Halloween show at his house, for which he takes donations nightly, go to benefit a local family shelter.
Here's his pre-HBO-documentary Michael Jackson tribute display from Halloween 2018.
And here's the Nightmare Before Christmas display fro 2017.
And here's the equally impressive heavy metal version of "Carol of the Bells" that BetGeorge and collaborator Matt Phipps did for Christmas 2017.