The Falcon | Volume 83, Issue 52
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WaMu Theater hosts Dayglow, Benny Benassi
By KIMBERLY HEETHER, Features Writer
Published: May 23, 2012
With 10,000 tickets sold, Dayglow sold out WaMu Theater on Saturday night.
Thousands of people dressed up in white and bright neon colors, expecting to be paint-splattered.
Dayglow is a tour of the world’s largest paint party, featuring world-class disc jockeys, soaring aerial acts, stilt-walkers, contortionists, fire shows and more.
Tickets were sold in the beginning for $45, then, as the show got closer, the ticket prices rose, landing at about $100 before selling out.
People stood in long lines waiting to get into WaMu Theater, dressed in slim to barely-there clothing in anticipation of the heat dancing would cause.
Benny Benassi was the main DJ of the night and had the audience “going hard in the paint” for most of the night. Other DJs included local Seattle artists.
Ravers danced, spun, swayed, skipped and moved to the music as soon as they got inside the building. The energy in the large, open room was undeniable with nearly everyone grinning, smiling and laughing.
On stage, women soared on ropes, doing tricks and all types of light shows with lasers and smoke.
One man danced alone in the back, not paying attention to anything other than the music. He was break dancing with his eyes closed to an audience of none.
At one point, amidst the Dub step and techno music, Linkin Park’s “In the End” was played, to everyone’s surprise. Almost every person in the building began belting out every lyric as loud, as they could.
Seattle Pacific freshmen Janice Ngan, Micah Lund, Bethany Zering and Hannah Lewis were a few of the many that attended the show.
“It was so much fun. I couldn’t believe how many people were there either,” Zering said. “It was definitely more crazy than I was expecting, but I would so go back next year.”
Lewis said she had a great time other than the fact that somebody stole her cellphone.
“It was everything I expected and more. The huge robot-looking man that was covered in LED lights was awesome, and Benny killed the music,” she said.
The show ended around 1:30 a.m., but the streets outside didn’t die down for quite some time. People were still pumped with adrenaline from the blasting loud music, full of high pitches and hard beats. But eventually, covered in paint, people slowly cleared out.
Dayglow has been selling out across the nation since 2010, and those who missed this year’s paint party will have another chance to dance and be splattered with color: Dayglow will return to Seattle next year.