Seeing as my day was a complete fail, I shamelessly used my facebook status to get my friends to cheer me up. I don't advise doing this too often, as people will begin to see you as a bit of a downer, but sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures.
Anyways, Dan Simmons, an all around cool dude, proved thoughtful enough to provide this link. So these guys use LED light fixtures on sheep and have very well trained dogs and use the sheep to create large formations visible on the opposite hillside. Extreme sheep herding folks. That's right you heard me. The fireworks at the end were priceless.
Reminds me of my days playing saxophone in High School for the Mustang Marching Band. Although I was usually marching, so I don't recall seeing much besides the other marchers in front of me. I'll bet people in the stands had quite a show though. Fortunately we didn't need dogs barking orders at us (although our band director, Mr. Smith, could get pretty loud with the megaphone sometimes).