A first-hand journal of The Reducers' Japan Tour 2004.

The Reducers at the El 'N Gee Club, New London, CT

Saturday, June 26 7pm

Posted by rpb

Wow - what a few days it has been. We've arrived in Kyoto and have just finished checking into the hotel.

The first show last night went over better than any of us could have hoped. The boys played great, the crowd was singing along, jumping up and down, and having a great time. I was stuck behind the sound board taking pictures and shooting (shaky) video, but I think I'm going to put the cameras aside for a few minutes for each of the next shows and get down into the crowd like the Reducers fan I am.

Now in a previous post I mentioned some misadventure...

The only downer of the night was that I tripped while shooting video at the after-show party and my forehead came into unfortunate contact with a table. I was more embarrassed than hurt, but a big bump quickly rose on my forehead. My thoughts soon turned to my lack of Japanese Emergency Room vocabulary (my guide book only mentions "nukanaide kudasai" which translates to "I don't want it extracted" - - yikes!) and I was going to manage this bothersome little crisis.

Luckily there was plenty of ice available and I applied it liberally for the next hour or so. So how does it look now? Amazingly my forehead shows minimal to no signs of the accident, although it seemed certain that one half of my head would be black and blue. Road scars! I've got road scars!

So despite that little bit of drama, things are going really, really well.

Tonight we stay in Kyoto, have dinner, drink and sleep.

Tomorrow we sight-see, drive to Osaka and rock!

Posted by rpb on June 26, 2004 at 04:51 AM EDT


Go easy on the sake, Richard!

Posted by: McD at June 26, 2004 at 10:13 AM EDT

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