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Winter Guard International’s Color Guard World Championships are held annually in Dayton.
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Portions of Byrne’s 2016 film “Contemporary Colors” were filmed at the competition, one of the region’s biggest events, according to the Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Officials estimated last year that the competition has a $19 million impact on the local economy.
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It seems the color guard world may have had an influence on Byrne’s high-energy “American Utopia” tour.
All instruments played during the visually striking show were wireless and without stations, including electric guitars and drums.
Byrne and his band, all barefoot, played and sang during synchronized and theatrical movements.
Sounds a little bit like like color guard to us, too.
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Musician Benjamin Clementine opened Byrne's show Saturday at the Rose.
In the run-up to the concert, Bryne posted about reading about the House of Bread community kitchen's recent dining room expansion at 9 Orth Ave. in Dayton.
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