Good morning, everybody! I had a quick chat (logistical) with Terry yesterday because I had just realized that the Tokyo Idol Festival was literally about to happen and it had slipped my mind, and he was actually even more clueless than me. Amazing, especially when you consider the ridiculous lift that went into collecting video from last year.
Anyway, TIF is literally happening when you see this, and has been for hours. It runs through Sunday. It is amazing. This is now a megathread, an I’ll do my darnedest to collect cool video and share it (in the comments). You should do it, too! From there, we’ll be able to have a nice playlist to remember what might be The TIF That Our Idols Took Over.
Don’t believe me? Look at this lineup:
- Up Up Girls
- Up Up Girls 2
- Osaka Shunkashuto
- GANG PARADE
- The women of THE Natsu Mamono
- Shuuengo Buppan
- There There Theres
- Full Power Girls R
- sora tob sakana
- One of the girls from Devil ANTHEM
- The rest of Devil ANTHEM
- Party Rockets GT
- petit PASSPO
- Panda Mic
- Band ja Naimon!
- The vacant spot on stage where BiS would be if Ubu hadn’t gone into the hospital
- BILLIE IDLE
- The decaying remnants of Himekyun Fruit Can
- The members of Dempagumi.inc’s’ various solo projects
- Babyraids JAPAN
- maneki kecak
- Malcolm Mask McLaren
- MIGMA SHELTER
- Maison Book Girl
- Yanakoto Sotto Mute
- Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen
- You’ll Melt More!
- RIOT BABY
- Let’s Poco Poco!
Also the machine translation is calling Kobushi Factory “Fist Factory”, and I haven’t been a good enough boy this year for there to be an actual beatdown idol unit, so that’s unfortunate. (EDIT: I’m an idiot)
Here’s the link to the Nico Nico stream. If you’re going, Go Go Going Now! has a handy little primer:
— Go Go Going Now! (@GoGoGoingNow) July 11, 2017
If you’re stuck not being at TIF like I am, help to collect video! Basically, if it appears in the list above (or is loud and/or intense and/or a raging surprise like DEEP GIRL was), and somebody (like you!) caught it on video, please do share!