27th February 2012 (Back home now!) 🙂
Well, the 'Roppongi' Book Launch in conjunction with Mogambo's 20th Anniversary has come and gone, and a grand Tokyo adventure was had by all I think. Certainly it was had by me!
The Roppongi landscape has changed considerably from when I worked my first shifts there seventeen years ago. It is now quite a different place, and I'm glad I had the opportunity to experience those changes first-hand.
The twelve days I spent in Tokyo were a surprising blend of madness, sadness, nostalgia, fun, snow! reunions, story-telling and party antics by old faces as well as new.
But I am now safe and sound back on my mountaintop in Ecuador, after many thousands of miles travelled, much fabulous food eaten, many shots quaffed, many hours of sleep lost, and many people met and re-met! What a three weeks it was!
Special thanks and congratulations must go out to Nigel Hogge, Stewart Bailey, Fay Ledwith, Pal Juvancz, Matt Flannery, Cara Flannery, Liam Collins, Malcolm Collier, Sohan Ahluwalia, Kingsley Kobayashi, Srdjan Ninkovic, the Soanes family, Emanuel Hayashi, Bole, Celso and all the guys at The White Room, as well as the Mogambo and Geronimo crews for putting on a bloody good show. I have to say it was one of the most amazing and surreal couple of weeks of my life. Talk about strolling down a wayward tangent of memory lane! 🙂
Please enjoy some of the photos of Roppongi's launch night in the slideshow at right!