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Dayglow paints the city

Show-goers dance as they are splattered with paint as the Dayglow Tour came to RFK Stadium Friday. Isabel Johnson | Hatchet photographer.

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Ann Marie MacVey.

D.C. locals made their skin, hair and clothing into canvases Friday night at phase two of the Dayglow Tour.

Dayglow, dubbed the world’s largest paint party, featured upbeat electronic music, immersive graphics and a palette of fluorescent paints. The 2011 tour revolves around the theme “Blu,” an acronym for “Beats, Love and Unity.”

Entertainers donned costumes ranging from aliens to go-go dancers and took over the stage at RFK Stadium along with DJs George Acosta, Kid Lucky and RNS.

Strobe lights and lasers brought out the glow of the paint, illuminating from show-goers’ skin and creating a colorful, neon ambiance among the crowd.

“This is like a modern day Woodstock,” Sabrina Enriquez, a 20-year-old student from Alexandria, Va, said.

Founded by Committee Entertainment, Dayglow’s roots are in Florida college campuses. The tour has spread worldwide from San Diego to Poland.

Dayglow is “the ultimate experience of the senses,” Rob Rhodes, a junior at the University of Maryland, said. “It is a combination of fluorescent lights, visuals and beats.

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