Life on Long Island
The party gets messy at Life In Color
If you don’t enjoy being doused with neon pink and green paint in public, this party is definitely not for you.
However, if you are like the thousands and thousands of people who have attended a stop of the “Life In Color” tour, and would adore being splashed with various hues of splatter while dancing for hours to progressive house, electro and techno beats – Friday Sept. 28 will definitely be your day as the long-running bash finally arrives on Long Island.
Life Is Color (until recently known as the “Dayglow Festival”) has been traveling around the world for years, stopping in major cities and metropolitan areas along the way (NYC, Los Angeles, Boston, Cancun, Melbourne, London, Miami, Chicago, among dozens more), with many shows ending up as sellouts. The concept is a simple one, as DJs, acrobats, dancers, daredevils and other performers take the stage while the audience receives hours of entertainment, pounding beats, laser and video displays, confetti and – the core feature – paint, blasting into the air via bursts and stagehands firing cannons and hoses of the wet colorful stuff everywhere. Evolving from simple college campus gatherings starting back in 2006, these events now take on stadium-size arenas, and have attracted some of the world’s hottest DJs to spin at them.
As for the L.I. edition, the main selector is to be Thomas Olsen, AKA DJ Tommy Trash. Originally from Australia, he currently resides in Los Angeles, and is well-received on the EDM circuit, both due to his work as a producer and his animated live sessions (where he is quickly recognized due to his floppy mane of hair). He’ll be leading this edition of “Life” to be held at the Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill (55 Bicycle Path, Farmingville, 631-451-8696, pennysaveramp.com) starting at 6 p.m.