Jul 22 2002

I was sitting around Harajuku working on my Lit final when this punk band came out of nowhere, set up their kwipment, and started playing on this foot bridge. This is by no means an unusual occurence in Tokyo; walking around for a weekend will find you passing several free shows by small-time bands hoping to make it big some day. These guys were pretty energetic, and the crowd they drew was equally so. The fans all seemed to be wearing shirts that read “Fungus”, and they would chant “Fungus, Fungus, Fungus” between songs, so I imagine that is the band’s name.