jenny does japan, day three (part 3)

Our week in Japan for MateRock went so fast, and was full-on times a bazillion. I didn’t get time to blog on the trip, because I was lazy and drunk a lot so I’m going to break it down over a few blogs, before I forget everything…

read day one (part 1) here

read day one (part 2) here

read day two (part 1) here

read day two (part 2) here

read day two (part 3) here

read day three (part 1) here

read day three (part 2) here

 

OK, so this is going to be the last installment of my Japan adventures

I thought I was done, but I found a few more pics!

After Dad & my sets

We headed out with Mum to enjoy the rest of the acts

We found the birthday boy in fine form

Partying harder than anyone else there

With the exception of maybe Dave Gleeson

Dude knows how to par-tay!

He, without any trouble at all

Managed to lead Dad well and truly astray on the night

Once we all had our party (thanks to the shochu) on

We were ready and raring for Jimmy Barnes to come out

How cute is this little Jimmy fan?

I’ve seen Jimmy a few times over the years

And without a doubt, he was at his finest that night

Singing better than ever

Which is saying something – ’cause Jimmy Barnes, IMHO, is one of the best singers in the world

And he’s getting better

Proud to say I knew every word, of every song

And screamed them out from side of stage

While Mum & Dad partied like rock stars in the mosh pit

Out-partied by my sextarian parents?

Check!

How’s the shit-eating grin on my face in this pic?

It was an incredible way to round off our whirlwind visit to Japan

I am already making plans to return

Diamond & the girls will be my traveling partners next time

They are going to LOVE Japan

Love, love, LOVE it!

I know we did


jenny does japan, day three (part 2)

Our week in Japan for MateRock went so fast, and was full-on times a bazillion. I didn’t get time to blog on the trip, because I was lazy and drunk a lot so I’m going to break it down over a few blogs, before I forget everything…

read day one (part 1) here

read day one (part 2) here

read day two (part 1) here

read day two (part 2) here

read day two (part 3) here

read day three (part 1) here

 

The crowd wasn’t at capacity yet

But once Dad walked on stage

People came from all over

Out of the bars, restaurants – wherever they were

I don’t think they could quite believe that they were seeing Kevin Bloody Wilson

Live

IN JAPAN?

Dad got Dave Gleeson out for a quick duet

They did a rockin’ version of Islands In The Stream Rootin’ In The Back Of The Ute

The crowd loved it

But not half as much Dad & Dave did

Those two fell about as much in love as two hetrosexual boob loving boys can

Want to know how to keep the crowd busy whilst setting up in between bands?

Half naked Brazillian dancers

Wiggling their bits

And wobbling their womanhood all over the place

We shared a dressing room

And it was enough to drive a normal girl to drink

So I did

And yes, they REALLY were all *Brazillian* down tharr

 

I didn’t ride in this balloon ’cause I’m chicken shit

The line was long

And I was already in line for the schochu every 15 minutes

Priorities, peeps

The The Angels played a smoking set

With Dave Gleeson as their lead singer

Who, by the way,  completely kicks arse and brings new life to the band

Dude is a complete nutter on stage

I fucking loved it

Almost as much as Mum & Dad

Who were totally rocking out down the front, singing to “Am I Ever Gona See Your Face Again”

The Aussies reading would know their line, right?

NO WAY GET FUCKED, FUCK OFF!

But wait, there’s morebut not right now ’cause it’s 4am & I’ve got to help Diamond put up the Halloween decorations. As you do.



jenny does japan, day three (part 1)

Our week in Japan for MateRock went so fast, and was full-on times a bazillion. I didn’t get time to blog on the trip, because I was lazy and drunk a lot so I’m going to break it down over a few blogs, before I forget everything…

read day one (part 1) here

read day one (part 2) here

read day two (part 1) here

read day two (part 2) here

read day two (part 3) here


We arrived a lot earlier than we needed to for the festival

Mainly to see some of the local acts perform

These young (but obviously very tall for their age…*ahem*) girls were hip hop dancers

And unbelievably good at it

But who I really wanted to see was these guys

The PINKY PIGLETS

An all girl, Japanese punk back

They were so cool

With all the moves – including a wicked Jimmy Hendrix solo by the tiny guitar player

With the guitar held over her back as she strutted all over the stage

One of their best songs was called, “I Love Chocolate”

So after their set, we swapped CDS

I got a copy of their chocolate song, and they got a copy of mine (Chocolate’s Better Than Sex)

In their broken English, they said they would love to learn one of my songs

I would fly back to Japan just to see that

 

This is Simon, a Kiwi based in Japan

Who drew the short straw was the lucky bastard that was our go-to guy for the trip

Everything from making sure we ate, to getting us to the show on time

Simon was our man AND a top bloke

We made a new friend!

These little dudes did a fiery set of traditional Japanese drumming

So disciplined….and SO cute

We caught up with the birthday boy

Who was already into the swing of things

And even in Japan, I managed to find new additions for my wanker wall

Then I caught up with the little drummer kids backstage

I took a pic of them with my phone and sent it thru to Diamond

I might have asked him if I could bring one home with me

He might have told me to lay off the crack pipe

Whatever – I reckon Macaroni and Magoo would MUCH rather have had a new sister than the silk kimono  brought back for them

They were so adorable and tiny

I would have taken more pics – but the tall dude at the back was already looking at me like I was some weirdo tourist lady

Which obviously I was

But wait, there’s more…but not yet, ’cause it’s 3am (hello jetlag) and I’m  off to see an old friend….Walmart…here I COME!