Haven’t done one of these in a while! In an earlier era, it was commonplace ’round these parts to do video digests from big events — TIF in particular, but @JAM and Idol Koushien and things too — to help folks get better acquainted with names that they may have encountered, or expose theretofore unknown idols to new audiences — and I got away from it because it increasingly seemed like people were coming in with a little more knowledge and a lot more of an idea of what they’re looking for.
Nonetheless, partly because Gyu-no Fes was the first big idol event that I encountered in the first few months of Homicidols.com, and partly because I’ve always appreciated it, and even more partly because it’s just really good and cool, here’s a whole mess of video from over the weekend:
We’ve mentioned before how idols in wrestling rings (and occasionally wrestling) is kind of a thing, but the mad genius behind Gyu-no Fes takes it to another level.
Gyuzo is a former idol / scenester who’s big into the pinchike culture and loves to promote idols from and bring idols to his home prefecture, with big shows held at the Gyuzo Farm.
For the scheduled April finale, smaller events are being held here and there to have the groups battle, not terribly dissimilarly to rap battles, for the right to move on to the main stage. Yesterday’s show included POP, Guso Drop and Screaming Sixties: Continue reading →