June 6, we headed for Osaka. Now we're staying right in the center of the bustling city. I took lots of photos, but I'll
save them for a page of Japan sights later in this tour diary.
The club has a rooftop area for bands before they go on, so here we are relaxing before the show (with Johnnie, our Japanese crew, driver and
Ready to go on...
When in Osaka, the thing to have is takoyaki. Okay, not a great idea to have a few of these fried octopus items in the intermission before
playing and singing the second half of the show... but Pat and I indulged in them anyway. (Michael, a complete vegetarian, did not look like
he was remotely tempted!)
Some of the fans in tonights audience knew that it was my birthday today (I heard the cheer when I sang the lyrics "I want a supercollider for my
birthday!") and we had a small party with them after the show - gifts fortunately much smaller than a supercollider.
Next stop on our tour: Nagoya and the Bottom Line club.
Nice scenery from the train on the way...
Then, Sendai and, wow, a night off!
We used the evening doing a photo session for the band. Naoju, our promoter, is also a great photographer.
There will be a page, later, of his shots of the band.
A dinner out - and now we know how you eat pizza in Japan...
Incidentally, though I'm leaving all my photos of signs and sights of Japan for another page, here is one of a pizza menu (not from the place
we ate) that's got some pretty amazing things on the pizza:
Wait til I try to order that later this month, in Italy!
Next day, at the venue -- it's a club called Enn -- I've played it before
Dressing room door is a tad low, as I remembered...
Pat's taken do doing part of his drum solos with a rubber chicken - now doing battle with a squeezable rubber panda bear he found next door to
one of our shows...
Off next to Tokyo, and the last two shows of the Japan tour.