All Night Fuji
Tomcraft got the ball rolling for a very long All Night Fuji dance party at the Orange Court on Friday after the main stages had closed. He opened the show at 11pm and by the time I left the event, around 6am, the hardest of the hardcore were still going strong.
The theme of the night was hard pumping electro, as he and Dr. Shingo, Tim Deluxe, Shinichi Osawa, audiojack and DJ Tsuyoshi pumped out massive beats mixed with caged go-go dancers and the choicest cocktails this side of the Palace of Wonder all. Night. Long.
Dr. Shingo was ripping it up when we arrived after the long walk from the Palace of Wonder. Okay - so i was attracted to the goth girls wearing next to nothing and dancing in cages that Infernal Varanne might like to check out (see the Palace of Wonder articles).
There were probably 1,000 people jumping up and down and partying like it was two-thousand-and-seven amid the area in front of the stage, with many more milling around the cocktail tents and lining the ridge that borders the Orange Court area near the river.
Tim Deluxe changed all that. Once the English mix man hit the stage everybody who was on the outskirts of the dance area piled in to kick up a dust storm and shake whatever was left of their booty after wonderfully long day at the Fuji Rock Stages.
The go-go dancers shift ended after Deluxe, but that didn't stop them from dancing to Shinichi Osawa. The much in demand Mondo Grosso front man picked up right where his predecessor left off, and the girls in the skimpy outfits changed into, umm, some other skimpy outfits to relax. Instead they kept on dancing with everybody else in front of the stage. And you know that nothing attracts a crowd like a nubile, half-naked, exhibitionist crowd.
The place roared right through audiojack and DJ Tsuyoshi, who managed to entice whoever was left at 5am to dig deep and dance. When the go-go girls and their entourage clambered up on stage for a skank-off, that was it. It was dance floor or boardwalk. The drink tents were bereft of people, a stream of weary Fuji rockers headed on the long walk back to wherever they were to lay their heads, and those who were left, danced.
There was much more that this writer would like to describe in detail, but it would probably change the classification of this report to rated X, so lets just say that if you missed All Night Fuji this year, you will have to make a point of it next year. If you didn't miss, well, enough said. What a way to celebrate, though.
Reported by Jeff (2007.07.28 / 21:16)