A free Friday gig with six bands? Yes, please.
The problem was I wasn’t close enough to cover the first band, and was feeling physically ill by the time the last band was up on stage. Candy Shop was there again, and this time, their brand of pop-rock seemed a lot more confident and celebratory.
I’d say Forget And Forgive was band of the night. They were emo-hardcore, for lack of a better term, and despite the misgivings I initially had with the stage box-stands, they did put up a show. Opening band Dabei seemed to have the most fans in the crowd though, which struck me as a dark, symphonic rock band, with a messianic frontman, up until they played what sounded like a head-bobbing pop song.
Not much to say about the duo from √2(2’s). Shooting dance/electronic groups is still something new to me, and it was not too easy to focus, especially when a smooching couple were smoke-belching beside me by this time.
Yumenin is a Shanghai-based, authentic Jpop-punk band, which I found out from the flyers they handed out. Pretty tight combo, though by this time, there wasn’t much of a crowd to have a moshpit around.
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