Fuji Rock 2013

I’ve been neglecting my blog lately (and will continue to this month) for a few reasons.

1) It’s summer vacation

2) I’m busy!

3) It’s too hot

I think “it’s too hot” is a completely legitimate excuse for anything. But truthfully I’ve been running around a lot lately and I’ve got a special guest arriving in Japan on Monday so I most likely won’t be blogging much this month.

However, I wanted to give a quick update about my time at Fuji Rock.  Fuji Rock is the largest outdoor music festival in Japan. I went with some friends, many of whom are fellow JETs. We arrived on Thursday and stayed through Monday.

Here I am ready to get on the shinkansen (bullet train).

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Here’s way we stayed. Look at all those tents and that great view!

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My friends decided to dress in costumes for the festival, with a circus theme. (As you can see I didn’t have a costume.)

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Here we go!

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I really loved how the whole festival was set up and decorated. Everywhere we walked had some charm.

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I didn’t take any pictures of actual performances for a few reasons. First of all they just don’t turn out well on an iphone, and secondly I think it’s more important to actually enjoy the music!

Here are the bands I saw!

 

Friday:

Fun.

Of Monsters and Men

Flying Lotus

Nine Inch Nails

 

Saturday:

Aimee Mann

Suzanne Vega

Bjork

Jurassic 5

 

Sunday:

Portugal. The man

Haim

Mumford & Sons

Vampire Weekend

Cat Power

The XX

 

There were also various other bands that I listened to a few songs, but those are the ones that I listened to the whole set.

For many of the shows I was able to be front and center, which was amazing. For The XX in particular I was at the absolute front. They are one of my favorite bands and it was a really special experience for me to be able to be so close. It was really amazing!

 

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