That’s right! Heisei Last summer festival, I went to Mongol 800 music festival “What a Wonderful World 18" Summer festival even in November! This is Okinawa. Summer Music Festival held once every two years, hosted by Okinawa-born artist Mongol 800. It is the last summer festival of Heisei era at Chura SUN Beach, Toyosaki, a popular beach in Okinawa. It was the highest comfortable festival bathed in the sea breeze by the clean sea of Chura SUN beach. This time I will tell you the impression of participating in the Mongol 800 Summer music festival. Sorry I could only join one day on November 4th (Sunday) with my demands. On the contrary, I enjoyed music and drinks from 12 o’clock lunch time to 9 o’clock night.
On 3rd November Saturday I think that it was serious with a terrible pouring rainy start. The second day was also a little doubtful cloud, occasionally the rain fluttered, but it did not become a pouring rain, and it became sunny and festive sunny after 3 pm.
There are three stages of Mogol 800 festival hub, mongoose and beach, and you can enjoy staging various artists at each stage.
Then, I will introduce the artists who left my impressions personally. Since it was only one day, I wanted to see as many artists as possible. Photographs and recordings of Festival music are forbidden, so please acknowledge with my impressions and Youtube videos.
“Young Oohara" first appeared as the undercard. It is a young band from Okinawa with an average age of 19.75 years. Origin of Young Oohara’s band name seems to be because the name of the supermarket where the vocal was near the house when he was a child was “Young Oohara" and he felt that it was very cool (laugh). I do not think it is really cool but … I felt a straight energy with staging full of youth. I was likable for the attitude to continue playing as it is even when the guitar strings broke. I heard that drums are fifth graders of high school and his sister gotten into the grade(laugh). Because they are a young Okinawan band, please support more and more!
And opening is “Uchikubi Gokumon Doukoukai". To be honest it was a band I first heard about at this festival, but It just made interesting songs that I can not imagine from the band name. Before it begins Tuning, “C’mon Yukichi" service whole spirit to play entirely! And their songs were also powerful and fun to play (laugh). I was drawn into the world of Uchikubi at once. The MC between songs was also interesting, “If you think it is a good rice field, it will be good, so then a lot of rice plants will be fruit around the time of Rekishi! (Laugh)". For some reason I became very fond of it.
“Living close-in type loud rock" that puts interesting lyrics full of life in a heavy sound. Poetry of daily life and powerful sound. There are many songs that are pretty quirky, and Youtube is also interesting, so please check it out.
After moving the place to the beach stage, then “Kariyushi 58". Okinawa’s distinctive Mix culture incorporates rock and reggae on the peculiar Shamisen scales of Okinawa. I think that the famous song “Anmar" dedicated to mom (Anmar mean Mother in dialect) is the best masterpiece as the same Okinawa people. And I was so happy to hear live music in my life!
After enjoying a beer and festival food even after that, again at the beach stage “Kiiyama shouten" Live. Entertainment band composed of brothers and cousins from Ishigaki Island. After all the beachside live suits the band of Okinawa. Open sea scenery and wave sound, and powerful staging of Kiiyama Shouten. This was the best. Powerful staging of Kiiyama shouten that attracted spectators until the end. I was glad that Kariyushi 58 participated as a backband.
Next to the Kiiyama shouten, PUFFY. PUFFY heard from my high school days. I did not expect to meet when I was 40 years old. Cute two girls still as usual. Listening to Asia’s innocence, the memories and feelings of my high school students had risen at a stretch.
Next to PUFFY Rekishi at the next hub stage. Poetry quite playful about Japanese history, with a fashionable melody and arrangement. It was a suspicious old man in Afro hair, why is Rekishi music fashionable and funny! The song that started with a dolphin is [KMTR 645 feat. Nekokaminokamatari]. And the other two songs in the blink of an eye quickly (laugh). MC that mixes songs from various artists and gags. It was quite funny, but I do not remember anything because the content were zero (laugh). It was noted that Hanare-gumi was saying “Seriously done".
A stage venue where rice and Suzuki were well produced. It became as perceived by the striking Uchikubi Gokumon Doukoukai. Next time I will pick up Susuki and participate.
Next is Sambomaster. Straight as usual and staging and powerful songs. It was a hot live show that shook the heart and body of the audience. In this time zone, the clouds became fewer and it became cleaner and it became a serious hot live. Truly Sambomaster.
Moved the location from Sambomaster to the beach stage, then EGO-WRAPPIN’. The beautiful sea of Okinawa, the beautiful evening, and the singing voice of EGO-WRAPPIN’. There is no more situation. Beautiful and powerful singing voice and sound at Mellow, and the beautiful and pleasant evening at Okinawa. I enjoyed adult music space like that.
When I came back from the EGO-WRAPPIN’ to the main stage, live of UNICORN started. Unicorn which I was listening frequently when I was a junior high school student and a high school student. It was reunited in 2009. But everyone was an old man who was in good condition. A stage with a mild taste, it only has a taste,,,, is said to be a good taste. Although there is no body sharpness, it is covered that has been cultivated over many years, is it a cover? “PekePeke" listened to it, I felt a nostalgic feeling for a while.
Then Dragon Ash. I also wanted to see MAN WITH A MISSION in front of me, but after all Dragon Ash. And it started from masterpiece of Mogol 600 “Koino no Uta". A big chorus by all the audience. Kj himself dive himself from the salty, it turned out to be a rather unexpected start. From the beginning all the spectators got up at a stroke. And “Mix it up". Hide’s “Pink Spider". I was quite surprised by the surprising selection. Of course at the end is Killer Tune’s “Fantasista". After all Dragon Ash was the best!
It was a great opportunity, so I went near the front row. But this was so crowded. Moshing with each other, Mosh storm. And dive. By the time Live was over, I was getting wet with sweat ahead of my hair. I was drenched with sweat as much as I took a shower while I was dressed. As expected Dragon Ash live! But I was glad that I could participate in the front row.
And, of course, decorating the last of the Mongol 800 summer festival, of course MONGOL 800. Several famous songs of MONGOL 800, which the whole festival was united, seemed to heal the tiredness and fulfillment of the all day. Amuro Namie’s “Try me" which they played in the encore that the original color was so strong that I could not believe it was a cover of Namie Amuro. As expected, it is impossible for the old man of Okinawa to cover the songs of Young Namie Amuro when she was young (lol). But they insisted that they were the ones who will take over this song.
Lastly, all the band members of this day were united and moved to a finale. But Rekishi was dancing “USA" of Da PUMP (laugh). Playfully until the end, but it was fun. Although I was only possible to participate for one day, it was the best festival! Thank you very much.
There were lots of festival food stores opening like this. I got delicious beer and tasty knob.
This year seems to have opened a camp site, it has become a festival that we can enjoy music as much as we want for the 2nd day. Let’s camp with children next time.
Children can play with the beautiful sea on the beach, so it’s a music festival that we can enjoy with parents and children. Only then is the weather a bit problematic.
Toyosaki Chura SUN beach, which was the venue this time, is here ↓
About Mongol 800 music festival What a Wonderful World 18, For more details, click here