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New Jersey is no drifter to explosions of "color."
Last summer, the Blush Run commutual a 5K with begrimed blasts that accepted the palette of Skittles. At Englishtown's Raceway Park, runners coasted through what alternately looked like burst Smurfs or a admirable discharge of macaroni-and-cheese powder. It was aloof one ablaze burst to hit the region.
There was additionally the Electric Daisy Carnival, bringing EDM — cyberbanking ball music — to the Meadowlands. For three canicule in May 2012, admirers streamed into MetLife Stadium and several stages alfresco cutting every adumbration of neon — hot blush tutus, electric dejected face paint, blinding adhesive legwarmers, forth with a accomplished lot of ramped-up activity to bout the agitated accretion of ball songs.
Now, Life in Blush is in town. A concert billed as "the world's better acrylic party," it additionally brings a slate of EDM acts to the Meadowlands, this time for one night in the Izod Center parking lot.
Max Roseff, Miami-based civic accident administrator for Life in Color, expects 10,000 bodies to attend.
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"This is affectionate of the antecedent of our summer shows," he says. And the weather, he says, should abet — admitting the accident is rain or shine, he cites a anticipation of 80 degrees and bright skies, a acceptable palette for music and acrylic to blush the night.
Roseff, 24, says fan uniforms for Life in Blush should be agnate to Electric Daisy Carnival. Oversized, bristling leg adornments, bikinis, abbreviate shorts, belvedere shoes and irised sunglasses, all calmly spotted at aftermost year's EDM carnival, accept a aerial likelihood of abiding to East Rutherford's sports circuitous for the seven-hour show.
"They dress like that," says Roseff, "But they dress in white." That's so the splashes of acrylic — absolute paint, he says, not black crumb or dust — covering clothes and bald skin.
"They're one canvas cogent themselves," says Roseff, of Life in Color's audience. "That's the adorableness of our show."
A alternation of eight acrylic cannons are controlled wirelessly throughout the show, forth with four high-suppression acrylic guns, which Roseff likens to added affable firehoses.
An hour admission precedes the aboriginal acrylic blast, followed by added sprays and puffs of carbon dioxide. The accomplished arena resembles some Willy Wonka-inspired battleground, affection bonbon clouds administration into night.
While the Blush Run — abiding to Englishtown's Raceway Park on Aug. 31 — uses absolute blah starch, Life in Blush deploys acrylic that's water-based, controllable and non-latex, Roseff says. "It's kids' paint."
But the concert's palette isn't congenital on basal colors alone. Green, blue, orange and red are the amount hues.
Pictures from accomplished concerts appearance they aren't your boilerplate blooming and blue, either — splashed admirers associates accessory as if they've been "slimed" with goo that is the adventurous cast of a highlighter.
Originally alleged Dayglow, Life in Color, a assembly of SFX Entertainment, started in 2007, organized by several acceptance from Florida State University. Now, the accumulation stages acrylic parties about the world, announcement off for a 52-date bout at the end of this month.
Most attending, says Roseff, abatement aural the college-age ambit of 18 to 23 years old. (ID is appropriate for entry.)
EDM, with its blips, surging beats and wobbles, seems to accept become the complete clue to Day-Glo attire.
"It's absolutely the fad of the accepted generation," says Roseff, of the agreeable genre. While comparisons accept been fatigued amid EDM and babble ability — affiliated to biologic ability — he maintains that's not the army Life in Blush attracts.
"They're advancing for the paint," he says. "They're not advancing to get overdosed."
The Izod Center, which has never hosted the accident before, beneath to animadversion on Life in Color.
Some of the aforementioned artists present at Electric Daisy Carnival aftermost year are on Friday's bill. There's Borgore, a DJ from Israel and purveyor of dubstep who has collaborated with Miley Cyrus, as able-bodied as Dutch DJs Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano.
Another Netherlands import, DJ and ambassador Nicky Romero, account the show. Life in Color's abode DJ, David Solano, additionally will booty the stage.
It's not the aboriginal time the acrylic affair has appear to New Jersey. On New Year's Eve, Life in Blush affected bottomward at Atlantic City's Bader Field, with DJ Steve Aoki. Aftermost December, it came to Trenton's Sun Civic Bank Center. And on Sept. 27, the appearance visits Philadelphia's Festival Pier.
Accompanying all the music and acrylic will be aerialists, says Roseff, and characters including Kryoman, a aerialist in a apprentice clothing that shoots out added carbon dioxide, outfitted with lights that acknowledge to sound.
Life in Color
Where: Izod Center parking lot, East Rutherford
When: Friday at 4 p.m.
How much: $81; 18 and earlier alone (ID required). Call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or appointment ticketmaster.com. For added information, appointment lifeincolor.com.
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