Happy Friday, ya jamokes! I should have shared this post a few days ago (indeed, it was drafted!), but stuff started to happen and then I bumped it twice and finally, here we are, it’s Friday and I’m talking about last weekend as if this one weren’t looming.
But! The focus last weekend was rightfully on the Tokyo Idol Festival, whereas even right in Tokyo there was plenty of other idol action happening.
Like This One Festival That Also Happened and Wasn’t TIF
Just mentally call it Maniac’s Favorite Festival. Look at this (slice of the) lineup:
Another Festival Entirely
Just in case you missed it: Terry got the video from Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da’s appearance at HOTFIELD, and it’s a doozy.
The Actual Underground
I don’t mean Guso Drop emerging from the shadows; I’m talking about the 20-wota, to-perform-in-the-daylight-would-be-a-dream-come-true level of the underground. The Underground Tokyo Idol Festival was a real thing despite very little billing and a whole lot of doubts by people like me who go looking for things like that, but a couple of things did eventually emerge.
Like, for instance, KAISHIN no Ichigeki:
And Kiss & Hug EXTREME:
And in completely unrelated action, because reasons, Yamiame had a two-person live:
— 病雨-YAMIAME- (@yamiame_info) August 6, 2017
Not too bad for an idol weekend full of loudness and violence, and @JAM’s coming up fast.