Fingers crossed that my website issues are sorted out until the next major Wordpress framework upgrade. Now, I can get back to the business of blogging and merry music making! The final performance from the 2013 Calgary Japanese Festival was by the cover band Anything Goes. They're a young band, founded this spring. However, they've been making a splash at events such as the Calgary Expo, GeekM00t and the Show and Shine, "On Wheels for Kenya" event. Their next big gig is at the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo.
Here's some clips that I took of their performance at last month's Omatsuri:
Afterwards, I had the opportunity to chat with Vanessa, Gladzy, Joe and Trent as everyone else was packing up:
My apologies for the soft audio. I tried to bump it up as much as I could.By the end of the day, my camera batteries had died and I didn't have the proper adapter to use my external mic with my phone. But dang! I still love my keitai.
My one wish is that that the next time I hear Anything Goes perform "God Knows" from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, the band will perform it in Japanese. ;-)
About the featured photo: Anything Goes perfoms at the Calgary Japanese Festival. Photo by Christine Kohl. Published by Kathleen Irulanne Boucher.