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Lance Thackeray designed the winning mau5head for deadmau5 earlier this year. As a result, he was invited to attend deadmau5′s show at the Roseland Ballroom in New York where he was able to see the design come to life.
I still can’t believe all of this started from drawing a circle in Photoshop. It’s the first contest I’ve ever entered, and after seeing all the success stories on Talenthouse and how many lives they’ve changed, I just feel so humbled and proud to be a part of that group. ― Lance
“This experience has been about so much more than just a design and a head; the people you meet along the way can suddenly open another door for you,” says Lance. During the show Lance attended in Hollywood, he was lucky enough to meet Steve Duda, a friend of deadmau5, who extended an offer to work with Lance on a new music software product. “These kind of trips can trigger a chain reaction of opportunities, that’s really something you can’t win nor plan,” adds Lance.
He [deadmau5] started the set with a large curtain covering the stage, with only a few backing lights that allowed a view of his silhouette. “My heart was racing with the tension he built up in those few minutes! Then the moment the curtain dropped and the song kicked in, there it was in all it’s glory. My goosebumps had goosebumps.”
One of the most epic & proud moments of my life!
After the show, Lance had the opportunity to see the design up close. “Man, that thing is shiny,” exclaimed Lance. “The whole thing was very impressive, especially the attention to subtle details regarding the hole shapes, that was the only worry I had but they absolutely nailed it.”
I have a lot of people to thank for this experience, the Talenthouse staff, Deadmau5 management, and of course my best friend who accompanied me through the whole thing. Thank you so much everyone! ― Lance