Just a few days ago, we got a message from one of our really good Japanese friends. He asked us if we wanted to come to PIA’s 45th Anniversary Music Complex 2017 concert on the weekend. He sent a list of the artists who would be there and we saw Asian Kung-Fu Generation was on the list. Our first reaction was to scream (of course, what else would we do?). 😱 He said his sister can get tickets for free (!!!) if we wanted to come and of course we agreed! Thanks a lot, onee-chan!!!
Ticket PIA is something like Ticketnet or SM Tickets in the Philippines but mostly for events like concerts and such. PIA gathered some artists and gave them around 30 minutes each to perform on 2 stages – the Camp Stage and the Wind Stage. It lasted for 2 days, but we only went on Sunday because we didn’t really know the artists who performed on Saturday.
There were a heck of a lot of people! Teenagers, couples with kids, middle-aged people, heck, even grandpas and grandmas all looking for a good time and hoping to listen to good music. There were a lot of food booths, official concert goods, as well as individual artists’ goods. They have areas for recreation – places where kids could play, a trampoline, a massage area, and even a tie-dyeing booth.
It was a really great experience going back-and-forth between stages to catch the different artists. We got really close to Bradio, Wanima, and Asian Kung-Fu Generation while we just chilled at a safe distance during KANA-BOON, Grapevine, and Gesu no Kiwami Otome’s performances. During breaks, we would go to the food area to eat or to the goods booths to buy some shirts. Some people even brought their own mats to sit (or sleep) on while waiting. It was really fun and tiring but we would definitely be going to more music festivals from now on!