prodigy at Fuji Rock in Japan
a couple of reports about the gig from different sources.
who went to the gig, reports:
setlist was almost same as recent gig.
but they played a tune which I had never listened to.
I didn't understand what Maxim said and Lyrics, so I have no idea.
It's hiphop tune and Maxim and Kth iewas rapping. I like it. I wonder
what's the title?
Anyway, the show which was under the sky was wonderful except that
Maxim was dissatisfied with response of audience sometimes ;-)"
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with the sweat of at least 50 other people around me I bounced up
and down for about 45 minutes to the deluge of sound pounding from
the huge speaker stacks on the sides of the Green Stage.
The audience were getting a bit tense as Prodigy didn't appear exactly
on time - fear no doubt from a flashback to a previous Fuji Rock when
there was a long delay before they performed. However only 15 minutes
after the scheduled start a boom of bowel-loosening bass hit us and
it was on for young and old. Well that is to say the young and energetic,
who were the only people I was jostling with for viewing/dancing space.
They played a mix of the old and not so old - of course the crowd
went wild for "Smack My Bitch Up" and "Breathe"
and bopped appropriately to the ones they didn't know so well. All
of the songs were punctuated with Prodigy's quirky signature sounds
There was a huge uproar of disbelief when Prodigy left the stage before
playing "Firestarter" - but to everyone's relief they soon
returned and launched straight into it.
One thing that always fascinates me is when an overseas artist talks
to a Japanese audience and gets frustrated because the audience doesn't
completely understand what they are talking about. While this seems
straight forward to me, I've seen it happen just so many times. I
don't think that any interaction is a waste but maybe overseas artists
should think a little bit more about what they are asking and how
they phrase it to get the audience reaction they're after."
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