I have told you before about Shinjuku station, the main subway station that we were near. I have even told you that it was huge and full of stores and restaurants and fancy lights….
Today I am going to tell you about the band.
On our last night in Tokyo, The Maifan-San and I were tooling around enjoying the lights, the people, and in general thinking ourselves pretty cool for seeing so many nifty things in the city.
We turned the corner around the station and found this;
Yes, that’s right… a Japanese Big Band playing Japanese Big Band music.
In a word, awesome!!!!
The sound quality isn’t all that great but here is a video of them playing. And yes, the song is rather long...****
Now these guys really knew how to put on a show… and how often do you get to see stuff like this?
I was so enamored with them that I shelled out 100 yen (about 10 bucks) for a CD...
,,,and then even went all hyper school girl on them and got them to sign it for me.
The CD is amazing by the way, a lot of fun to listen to and a great thing to have on in the background during a quiet breakfast of scrambled eggs and blueberry muffins. (Sometimes I love my life.)
Anyway, I have played it a zillion times since we came back and think it is my favorite souvenir from Tokyo.
So, there you have it. Happy RT everyone.
*** After three hours (2 nights in a row) of attempting to upload the video to youtube, I gave up and went to bed. If anyone can give me advice on how to upload a longish video to youtube…. It will earn you a whole bunch of internet good will.