- Oct 25, 2017
That sounds like an absolute blast! I am insanely jealous lol!Spent the weekend at Rock in Japan with a friend.
Hot as hell, far from Tokyo, insane crowd... which means it was crazy fun.
Full sets I saw :
BiSH -> Opening act of Park Stage. They started with Giant Killers so everyone went ape shit.
Frederic -> First time they got Grass Stage (the biggest one, with 50 to 60k people), and man, I hope they’ll always perform on that one. So good.
sumika -> also on Grass Stage. Just pure fun and happy vibes as expected.
Official Higedandism -> I’m gonna assume the stages were set before they exploded in popularity, cause Park Stage is way too small for them now. It’s supposed to be a 10k-ish capacity stage, so people were watching from outside the designated area. Amazing set, that voice jeeeeeesus.
The Oral Cigarettes -> back to a packed Grass Stage for them, happy to see that they’re now superstars. Freaking boss set.
the HIATUS -> last set I saw the 1st day. They’re usually on the biggest stage, but this year they’ve actually ask for Sound of Forest, one of the smaller stages. What a perfect way to end the day. Their current sound is quite chill, so being surrounded by trees while the sun goes down was wonderful.
Keyakizaka46 -> opening act of day 2. Grass stage, people waiting like 2 hours before the set (I was one of these ofc lol). As expected the crowd was suuuuuper into it, the setlist was fantastic... I was freaking out from start to finish.
SKY-HI -> man, he’s just so cool. The setlist focused more on his rap songs, which was surprising.
9mm Parabellum Bullet -> not much to say, 9mm are 9mm. Beasts.
King Gnu -> same situation as Official Higedandism. They’re the two biggest newcomers stuck to Park Stage. Insane crowd, and the band absolutely killed it.
WANIMA -> last set I saw on day 2 (had to leave before 10-FEET). Well, they’re the kings of feel good rock. 60k people jumping, singing, smiling, doing the wave...
Aside from that, caught a few songs from Nico Touches the Walls (before going to see SKY-HI) and Perfume (when I went back to Grass Stage for WANIMA).
Overall a fantastic experience. Just got my face burned by the sun but hey lol