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Tokyo calling… Tokyo calling…

The unmistakeable scent of a Montecristo No.2 wafts over the terrace of Le Connaisseur cigar bar, perched on Dogenzaka Hill amidst the chaos of the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Across the street, elevators glide up to the famed restaurant Gonpachi. Wreathed in smoke, and clad in his trademark large coat – one of the largest coats ever seen in Japan – Farrah’s Manager is in deep discussion with gentlemen from H.I.P Promotions. The subject – a Farrah show in April. But not just a show. The best and most ambitious show Farrah have ever played in Japan. A venue is suggested – Chelsea Hotel in Shibuya. Approving nods from all concerned. A cool club in the centre of the city…ideal.

Next – the date. The band want fans from other cities to have the chance to come, so it has to be a weekend. And it has to be an early evening show, in case people have to get home. So – Saturday April 7th, on stage at 18.00. Heads are nodded once again. Sakura time. Special guests – hopefully. Some surprises? Definitely! The launch of a secret project – yes! Maybe some kind of after-party…who knows.

The Manager shakes hands with the gentlemen. The deal is done…the Montecristo has burned out. The Manager’s laptop comes to life, and flights are booked. Rehearsals are started…and Farrah are on their way to Japan soon. The Manager walks down Dogenzaka Hill past a riot of neon and takes the Ginza line to Akasaka-Mitsuke. He has an important meeting with his friends Mr. Kirin Ichiban and Mr. Asahi. And it’s Happy Hour…