Loma Prieta & Touché Amoré Japan Tour 2013
Jan 29, Shinjuku Ongakukan Attack Studio
My friend Jon used to run a record company called Get Stocked Records in Portland. And thanks to him I and my pal, Madison got to see and meet more bands from Bay Area during 2005-ish to 2010. I still miss going to shows like every weekend at local venues in Bay Area with my friends. And just like a lot of people out there I can’t live without music. We even managed to organize some good shows at the Egg, the little place we turned into a lounge/rock n’ roll venue for a while. That changed my life and that was when I noticed the music scene in Bay Area was tight and have that sense of community between bands and also between kids, which is a very nice thing to have in this digital age we live in. Looking at kids’ smile at the end of the day after a solid show, I thought to myself it was something I’d want to do for the rest of my life.
Things got shifted and moved around and I’m still working towards that dream, but I hadn’t been to shows for more than two years since I moved back here in Japan. Simply because there weren’t shows I was interested in going, and I was living in my hometown located in the area that’s way too inconvenient to attend shows in big cities like Tokyo or Nagoya. Then, I made some change last year and moved to a city that’s a bit closer to Tokyo. When I received the news that Loma Prieta and Touché Amoré were coming to Japan in January, I was jumping up and down like a little kid with excitement.
So I left work early today and went over to see them in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Let me tell you it was the most exciting and energetic thing I have seen in a very long time. Words cannot describe it enough, but it was definitely worth ditching a meeting. I hope they have a great time filled with fun memories for the rest of the tour.
Thank you for traveling all the way here and let us enjoy real music. And also for those who helped them set up shows and the tour, thank you for providing us an amazing experience.