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Prodigy Live at Fuji Rock 2002
PRODIGY AT FUJI ROCK
A short review and some pics from the Fuji Rock website:
"Covered with the sweat of at least 50 other people around me I bounced up
and down for about 45 minutes to the deluge of sound pounding from the huge
speaker stacks on the sides of the Green Stage.
The audience were getting a bit tense as Prodigy didn't appear exactly on
time - fear no doubt from a flashback to a previous Fuji Rock when there was
a long delay before they performed. However only 15 minutes after the
scheduled start a boom of bowel-loosening bass hit us and it was on for
young and old. Well that is to say the young and energetic, who were the
only people I was jostling with for viewing/dancing space.
They played a mix of the old and not so old - of course the crowd went wild
for "Smack My Bitch Up" and "Breathe" and bopped appropriately to the ones
they didn't know so well. All of the songs were punctuated with Prodigy's
quirky signature sounds and beats.
There was a huge uproar of disbelief when Prodigy left the stage before
playing "Firestarter" - but to everyone's relief they soon returned and
launched straight into it.
One thing that always fascinates me is when an overseas artist talks to a
Japanese audience and gets frustrated because the audience doesn't
completely understand what they are talking about. While this seems straight
forward to me, I've seen it happen just so many times. I don't think that
any interaction is a waste but maybe overseas artists should think a little
bit more about what they are asking and how they phrase it to get the
audience reaction they're after."
Thanks a lot to David Starter for this one.