Incubus Live in Japan
When I was young I wasn’t quite sure what type of music I enjoyed more. During that baffled times; Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Aaron Carter, Spice Girls and you name it were always on the pedestal, radios and MTV day and night. What I did was to “go with the flow” but was not sure. Not when someone, during my sophomore years, introduced me to different music genre. A friend lend me a CD, I first listened to the songs of Silverchair from then on I discovered the music where my heart beats. Then I began to search other music under the same category there I found out about Brandon Boyd and his band Incubus. That was 16 years ago.
When I heard Incubus was having a concert here in Osaka, Japan, without hesitation I purchased a ticket. Since it was a first-time for me to attend a live performance concert here in Japan I was excited to see whether Incubus has also Japanese audience. The venue was at IPC River front Osaka. It started at 1900 and lasted for 2 hours and a half.
It was a very well managed concert. Rules were just posted outside the hall and no one was needed to be reprimanded because every single person followed simple rules. Cameras were also allowed inside but would you even bother taking videos or photos when you went there to enjoy the performance. For this reason I only have few photos and short clips.
There were many foreign attendees but what surprised me is the number of Japanese audience. I know Japanese also tuned in to western songs even if they have no idea what the song is all about, isn’t it the same the way Filipinos listen to kpop songs. But for some of them to know Incubus is beyond my expectations.
The band sang the songs of their album released on that same year 2015. But what I loved most is when they serenaded us with their old classic songs. It was a nostalgic moment. My music preferences may have changed but something remains the same just like this genre.
Oh, those high school days where I could have done better or chose better decisions. Nevertheless, life is here and now so there is always time to live well and do rock and roll.
“I’m on the road of least resistance
I’d rather give up than give in to this
So promise me only one thing, would you?
Just don’t ever make me promises
No promises, no no no promises”
“goodbye, nice to know you”