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DAYGLOW: The World’s Largest Paint Party

The nationwide phenomenon sweeps through San Diego

  • DAYGLOW San Diego 2011
  • DAYGLOW San Diego 2011
  • DAYGLOW San Diego 2011
  • DAYGLOW San Diego 2011
  • DAYGLOW San Diego 2011
  • DAYGLOW San Diego 2011
  • DAYGLOW San Diego 2011
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DayGlow, “The World’s Largest Paint Party,” and San Diego’s only paint-party, drew thousands of partygoers to Valley View Casino Center on Saturday, August 27. The messy-themed party that originated in 2006 on college campuses in Florida has transformed into a nationwide phenomenon. The event has sold out more than 50 cities and arrived in San Diego even bigger and better than before.

Eventvibe and Amplified Access brought DAYGLOW to town, and it’s no surprise that the event was a huge success. Eventvibe is unrivaled at bringing the popular world-class DJs to San Diego’s most exquisite venues, while nurturing the perfect environment for electronic dance music to thrive in.

Amplified Access caters to San Diego’s 18 and up crowd, finally giving college kids something to look forward to other than frat house keggers. You no longer have to be 21 to experience nightlife in America’s finest city.

Everyone from college freshmen to full grown 30-year-olds could be seen stomping and moving to the music, adorned from head to toe in all-white attire. Local DJs Ammixx, CalisParis, Cowboy Mike, Calivibez, Dipsia, DJ Ideal, Dropset, DJ Flo, Jason Ross and Mr. Nice Guy took turns supplying the beats and kept the crowd pumped all night long.

When featured DJs David Solano and Sydney Sampson took to the stage, people flocked to the center of the arena until the entire crowd looked like a sea of white confetti. After the first paint blast, everyone was suddenly bursting with euphoric energy, their faces dripping in orange and green neon paint. There’s nothing more liberating than feeling the cold, wet paint splatter against your skin as you dance to the same rhythm as thousands of others - DAYGLOW sure knows how to escape reality.

“The DJ set from Sydney Sampson was relentless,” Eventvibe’s founder and CEO, Tim Ortiz said. “He came out strong and never let the fans come up for air…I thought the turnout was the biggest San Diego has seen at that venue, for a show like this, in 20 years. It was a tremendous success.”

Not only were paint, confetti, balloons and beach balls flying from all sides of the stage, but tubes of paint were also sold to audience members to squirt on friends and strangers. DAYGLOW is certainly not for the faint of heart. You have no choice but to get down and dirty. Although the floor became slippery and the paint burned your eyes and tasted like toxic chemicals, that didn’t stop anyone from braving the splash zone.

If you think the LED lights at downtown hotspot Fluxx are hypnotizing, then you haven’t seen the effects of neon paint beneath black lights. Where else besides DAYGLOW can you see thousands of almost-naked people transform into colorful aliens with their entire bodies glowing in bright hues. An epic performance by The Devil From Acapulco significantly enhanced the out-of-this-world environment.

The best part of DAYLGOW is that you leave with the perfect souvenir: your previously boring white outfit has turned into a colorful statement of art and a precious keepsake. And you don’t have to spend hours in the shower. The water-based paint washed off with ease.  If music is your drug, then dive into the paint and color your world.

To find out what city DAYGLOW will take over next, visit dayglowtour.com