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

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

Tokyo - Monday June 28

Posted by Peter

Back in our Tokyo hotel now, after an all day journey from Osaka. Beautiful day for the drive.

The show last night went great! Another nearly full house, and they were with us the whole way. Singing along, pogoing(!) and completely into it. The temperature on stage was deadly, and it was hard to breath it was so hot, but we hung in and gave 'em a good set. Several in the crowd had taken the long drive down from Tokyo! Wow! Once again, we were called back for two encores, and decided against a third, due to exhaustion.

Once again, Firestarter preceeded us with a great set. Those guys are just a great band, and it's a pleasure knowing that we still have another show to play together. Also, they have been wonderful hosts to us on this trip to their country.

Osaka is a huge, teeming city, and the area where we played was the most active, crowded area of all. Our hotel was around the corner from the club, Pipe 69, and so we moved back and forth on foot. And, after the show, we once again all went out for eating, drinking, toasting, laughing and generally celebrating the evening with Firestarter and several new friends.

Another great couple of days, and two wonderful gigs under our belt. So far our time here has been great, and the reception we have received in Japan has far exceeded our expectations. Tomorrow night we play a different sort of affair - three sets at an english style pub. We'll all be in touch.

Posted by Peter on June 28, 2004 at 09:11 AM EDT


Glad you guys are having so much fun! Back in (not quite so exotic) Ohio, we are loving the travelogue from afar, and thoroughly enjoying our daily escape to Reducers World. We're ReducersBlog-Aholics!

Posted by: Lisa and Michael at June 28, 2004 at 10:01 AM EDT

Sounds like a million bucks!
Keep in tip-top shape!! kaaaaampaaaaaaai!!!
But please remember to keep up a good condition, I would like to ask you to, since your schedule sounds too tight and tough.

Posted by: Hisashi at June 28, 2004 at 10:57 AM EDT

Enjoy it all guys...you've had it coming!!
By the way,any mention of Tommy has been glaringly
omitted (read suspicious!!) Bring him back in one piece Boys!!

Posted by: MightyfineKolache at June 28, 2004 at 02:31 PM EDT

hey punk rock kings! the name fits... your trip sounds *amazing* and you certainly deserve the adulation! thanks for the great and informative posts.

but i cannot forgive you for not stopping by SF on your way back . well, maybe a Reducers Japan Tour poster and all will be forgiven ;-)

rock on! i'm off to get bill clinton's autograph. --mr

PS: thanks, mike! this blog rules.

Posted by: missy roback at June 28, 2004 at 06:04 PM EDT

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