On September 16, I went to the venue called Studio Coast to see several Japanese Bands with my friends include Australian and Taiwanei, I think recently I’m like a promoter of Zazen Boys for abroad people, but I’m sure their performance make every countries people fun, in a fact some of my Canadian friends got into them after seeing their gig.
This time the first band was Shibusa-sirazu-orchestra, they are famous for the avant-garde performance.
And Zazen Boys were 3rd. They’ve just released the new album, so except the beginning and ending they played new songs in that album.
さて、バーに移動して行列に並ぼうかなと最後尾を探していたところ、見覚えのある顔を発見して、他ならぬ This is 向井秀徳 が普通に順番待ちしているではないか。当然自然に話しかけ(たつもり)、少し立ち話をして、一旦その場を離れたのだけれど戻ると別の男性が一緒に写真を撮っていて、すごく気さくに握手なんかにも応じていた。先ほど話しかけたときはどこまで踏み込んでよいか距離感が分からずさらっと話をしただけだったのだけど、これなら俺も！と思い切ってお願いしたところ快く写真を撮ってくれ、笑顔で握手してくれた。当然好感度が更に上がり更にファンになったことは言うまでもない。
Back to May 23, my Canadian friend Eric texted me “ZAZENBOYS’s going to play tonight” and I couldn’t believe that at first, so checked their official web site and made sure that’s true. That was the event called Tokyo Night or something, and they started Canadian tour from Montreal, Tronto, and at last came to Vancouver.
Of course I went home quickly and finished some tasks. Then I got to the Venue around 9 pm. But the event line up was 4 bands, and ZAZENBOYS were headliner. It lust finished 1st band when I arrived at there. I moved to the bar to get some dink, and then I met accidentally lucky. The front man of ZAZENBOYS Shutoku Mukai was waiting the end of the line up. We had some small talk and took a picture. He was really nice person. Needless to say I became big fun of them more than before.