New camera, trying to figure out it’s quirks - the menu, settings and such are all in Japanese, recently searched and downloaded the English manual from the interwebs- so the shots aren’t that great, but still- it compensates nicely for next-to-zero light.
The first night was a proper concert, the second was an impromptu recording session and anyone from the previous evening was invited to come watch for free. While the first night was a pleasure - each artist doing their drift, I liked night two better. The lack of a formal pay-at-the-door-here’s-the-bar-here’s-the-merch-table gig vibe made it looser, and the group improv displayed more crackle between the artists. The atmosphere was quieter- maybe only seven people in attendance, and being in Kinse, a warm and comfortable 200-year-old ryokan made it feel like a party in someone’s living room. I met some good people, the artists were friendly, bought some new music - Simon Scott’s Below Sea Level comes highly recommended- overall, a lovely two nights.