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DAYGLOW brings a vibrant beat to Des Moines

Lights pulsing, beat pounding and bodies everywhere. The movement catches you. It makes your hips twist, arms sway and suddenly a weird sensation rolls down your body. It’s wet, a little sticky and colorful. With electronic beats and paint canons, DAYGLOW concert will explode your senses.

DAYGLOW will paint the Des Moines music scene tomorrow at the Val Air Ballroom at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $29.48.

VIP tickets include fast entry, a free bottle of paint, backpack, T-shirt, wristband, David Solano CD and shades all emblazed with the vivacious DAYGLOW emblem.

The “world’s largest paint party” will feature Arias and The Devil from Acapulco, leading the crowd in electric beats and vibrant dance moves. DJ Starcream and DJ Jesse Jamez will also take the stage with a whole new blast of beats.

The show tours around the world and has featured a wide variety of DJs, including Oscar G, Electrixx, Laidback Luke and Rodger Sanchez. There have also been extreme aerial acts, stilt-walkers, contortionists, and fire throwers. The most iconic part of the concert is when the cannons roll out to deliver the famous paint blast.

The blue paint blast is part of the DAYGLOW Blu tour, standing for beats, love and unity.

DAYGLOW, founded by Committee Entertainment, began in 2006 on Florida college campuses. The concert tour has since spread around the world, with the first international show in 2010 in Cancun with a party of 4,300 people.

The show now has 3D concerts with dancers covered in 3D body paint, multiple 3D screens and attendees wearing 3D glasses.

Morgen Clemens, assistant at Val Air Ballroom, said the venue saw DAYGLOW as a successful concert opportunity.

“We’ve had two concerts recently that play to the same kind of crow — Pretty Lights and DJ Bassnectar.”

Clemens expects the show to be popular for ages 15 to 25. The stop at the historic ballroom is the last before the tour’s end in Los Angeles. Prior to Des Moines, DAYGLOW was in Tucson, Ariz.

Will the Val Air Ballroom, opened in 1939, be able to handle the giant blue paint mess?

“The paint is water-based, so it cleans up easier,” Clemens said. “We expect two full days of clean-up, then we have a concert every day next week — including Thanksgiving!”

Fampus, an events website exclusively for college students, is sponsoring free tickets to the show. Student may log onto the website and post their most creative answer in hope of winning the tickets priced up to $58. Get answers in quickly, as winners will be announced today.

After the paint is cleared, Val Air will be featuring rap group Tech N9ne on November 21.


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