Thursday, August 17, 2006
The wonderful thing about travelling is that you can be SO spontaneous!
I met some cool JETs who told me on Friday night that they were heading to Osaka for a big music festival on Saturday morning so we decided to join since, among those playing was DJ Shadow, who is totally, like, my favorite dj ever, and I also got to see Massive Attack, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, and Secret Machines.... It was a 2 day concert with a pretty sweet (if not eclectic) lineup including: Tool, Linkin Park, Mum, We Are Scientists, Nelly Furtado, Puffy Amiyumi, Metallica, Hoobastank, Scritti Politti, Daft Punk, Flaming Lips, The Cardigans, Phonix, and Devendra Banhart... Anyway, I was happy to see DJ Shadow play but I was floored by Muse. They are my new favorite band.
Made it back to the train station for the last train back to Kyoto (phew!). Otherwise, we would've had to wait until 5am for the first train out!
Group Photo: Colleen & Lliam (S.Africa), Eric (US), Adam (UK), Jason (US), me, and Ilona (UK)