After Thursday’s gig I find it hard to believe that we could top a crowd like that. SO much fun! There’s no time to rest on our laurels though – there’s a whole lot of press to do. We shoot photos at Jeep, play some songs and do a few interviews before we head over to the festival site. We have a live radio show and a 15 minute performance in the intensely humid heat which gathers a good crowd and then head over to Cafe de Paris site for our second gig of the weekend.
With the usual nerves I rest up backstage where we meet some Japanese pole dancers and a guy with a fantastic moustache and an absinthe bar in Tokyo that we promise to go to when back.
As I enter the stage it seems the 300 capacity tent is pretty full and there are people watching from outside. Incredible. The show is lots of fun. The audience bounce around like crazy from the off, screaming John kanaka at the top of their lungs and being silent during Bonny Away. Another great set.
As we come off the stage the heavens open and our last photo shoot of the day is cancelled. With every intention we go back to the hotel to get ready to go eat before heading back out to the Nine Inch Nails mosh pit but the last thing I remember is falling to sleep with the sound of roaring thunder and lightening outside. Tired.
Jet lag is still bothering me so the night is long and the morning suddenly turns up sooner than wanted! Once awake though its hard not to get excited about what is to come. What will today’s gig be like. First we have more radio and TV stuff to do. We play more songs, answer more questions and meet more great people. We meet up with an old friend Geki, drink beer and have lunch before heading over to the Field of Heaven Stage. This is 5000 capacity and outside. This would be great if the monsoon rain didn’t decide to pelt it down. We all watch the tv screen focused on the stage from backstage. There’s definitely some hardcore Japanese folks outside in their ponchos so that’s something. As set times comes closer though I take a peak outside…there’s thousands of people! Happiness! We enter the stage and its much the same as yesterday. Amazing!
I have to take a massive leap off the stage so that I can go and dispense rum but its worth it. Incredible.
After the show we celebrate with the lovely folk from our label – Uncle Owen, then it’s off for a quick TV performance where we drink Sake and beer galore before we head back to Tokyo.
THANK YOU FUJI ROCK! It has been a pleasure and a privilege. X