A friend gave me a heads up about Imaike Go Now during one of my Japan trips and it just so happened to fall on a free day, so I arranged a short outing to Nagoya with the help of the almighty JR Pass. If someone told me I would be living in Nagoya years later to catch the event again, I wouldn't have believed them. But there I was, taking the subway a few stops over to Imaike the morning of the first day of the show.
The event was a single day gig in 2015 but this time around they had it going for two days. Other than that, the live houses were the same and the mix of bands also similar. It was rather uncanny having traversed these same streets and live houses before, only now the neighborhood is much more familiar to me.
|Chiina @ 3-Star Imaike|
|HINTO @ 3-Star Imaike|
|Open Reel Ensemble @ 3-Star Imaike|
|Klan Aileen @ Huck Finn|
|Mass of the Fermenting Dregs @ 3-Star Imaike|
|Triple Fire @ Tokuzo|
After a whole day of standing and running around I didn't realize how tired I was until I got home and it dawned on me that I would have to do this all over again the next day.