Since our first visit in 1985 some things have changed, but our fascination for Japan, and the warm reception we receive remains the same. This is our 5th visit and we have enjoyed every one. This trip took us to Osaka and Tokyo and both ere great shows.
In Osaka a wild storm started just as our Nozomi train pulled into the station. From our hotel rooms we could see the rain pouring down and thunder and lightning going off all around. At the festival site the stage was inundated and the festival pyro was set off by lightning. The power had to be shut down on site for 2 hours and this was in the middle of the days events. So when things resumed everything had to be rescheduled and our 90 minute set had to be cut down to 40. So we send our apologies to the Osaka crowd for the short set and can't wait to get back to play longer.
Sunday night was the Tokyo show and everything went to plan. In fact it was a perfect show with the crowd loving every minute. It's been 7 years since our last Tokyo show and Bernard promised the audience they wouldn't have to wait that long for us to return next time. So bring it on!
A big thank you to our friends at Warners, Rie and Shiho and also Emi and Makiko at Creativeman for your hard work that made our visit so enjoyable.