Puffy AmiYumi, Echostream, Boom Boom Satellites & Zazan Boys did Anime Fest, played Irving Plaza (pics)
photos by Chris La Putt
"At echostream and puffy amiyumi show.
Echo only played like 3 songs wtf." - Katie Lee Grosskopf
"Watching Puffy Amiyumi on stage.
Not a fan, but they are doing really great out there." - Manga Therapy
"If your wondering why I'm still up at midnight.... I just got home from the PUFFY AmiYumi concert" - Stephanie???????
Puffy AmiYumi @ Irving Plaza
"[Saturday], I attended the panel for Far East to East Showcase (FETES), a concert taking place Sunday night at Irving Plaza. Performing at the show are Zazen Boys (not in attendance at the panel), Echostream, Boom Boom Satellites, and Puffy AmiYumi. The panel was moderated by a representative of Superglorious (actually, he introduced himself as Superglorious), the producer of the event.
All of the band members were shy at first, but they warmed up as Superglorious asked them questions. They talked about writing music, touring, American audiences (described as being "more direct than Japanese fans" by Puffy). Then the floor was opened to mostly dumb questions from the crowd. I doubt these musicians flew all the way from Japan to guess what character a guy was cosplaying. I shouldn't be rude; as my friend Kim Kindya, a 20-year veteran of these kinds of conventions, put it, this is the only chance these fans have to see their heroes. I should be more forgiving. But I did think it was stupid when one guy asked if Puffy were single. I suppose that was the directness Puffy mentioned." [shrinecastle]
That's a summary of what went down at the Javits Center on Saturday. The panel was part of the Anime Convention which is part of Comic Con which you can see pictures from HERE and HERE. A set of pictures from last night's related concert at Irving Plaza, continues below...
Boom Boom Satellites