Live Matsuri Number Three
Names have been intentionally omitted, just in case.
A long time ago, I learned, arrive on the scene early for an event like this.
At 7:30PM the bars participating, were open and ready for business.
There wouldn't be any customers showing up for awhile.
So, I told these gals, if they stopped wiggling, I'd take their picture.
By 7:45, I was back on the streets.
The bands were scheduled to start at 8:30 and, I had to keep occupied.
So, I shot some off the wall street scenes.
Two grandsons showed up, while I was in the middle of the street and said "Hi."
I said something like, "Grandpa's busy, SCRAM." And, they went away.
Okinawan Mineo (folk music) is my favorite part of any festival.
It's hard to sit still when you hear somebody, twanging away on a sanshin.
And, if you throw an electric guitar, in the mix, everybody starts dancing !
Here is an Izakaya, I pass on the way back to the office.
It was 11:24PM when I decided to take a few shots of the place.
But, before I got to the front door, the lights went out.
I left the camera in the office and, had to walk all the way back downtown to get a beer.
Shouldn't have yelled at the grand-kids. Huh ?
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