• Donavon Does Japan Part 2

We were unsure what time the day would start. Donavon was very tired and had jet leg from the day before. He would either wake up very early, or sleep in. We woke up at around 9am to have a nice slow coffee to start the day. We all gathered down the lobby soon after went about organizing the days activities.

Donavon, Eric, Doc, Randy, Hirata(Banana), Funaki-san and the film crew packed the car and headed to Chiba to go surfing, where they scored good waves!

Kenji and I headed to the Greenroom festival to set up the stall to sell Donavon's Greenroom festival t-shirts. Soon after Tayama-san (Head designer of Billabong Japan) joined us to help sell the t-shirts. The t-shirts sold very quickly in the morning, which was a fun experience. Later we were also helped by Mutoh-san, who is the head of Von Zipper Japan. With the help of a few coldies, the day was fun!

The crew arrived back at the Greenroom Festival around 6:00pm. Donavon had a series of interviews to do before his gig.

Later that night, I was lucky to get given a break by Kenji to check out Donavon play. He played an awesome gig to around 5000 people which made the house bounce, as the event was held on a floating wharf. During his set, he was joined by Ray Barbie to play a couple of songs. At the end of the set, the crowd erupted screaming for an encore. Soon enough, Donavon appeared to play an encore.


Morning: Kenji poses outside the complete stall...
Morning: Kenji poses outside the complete stall...
Kenji and I selling t-shirts at the Greenroom festival.
Kenji and I selling t-shirts at the Greenroom festival.

Keeping ourselves entertained...
Keeping ourselves entertained...
Tayama-san and Ray Barbie
Tayama-san and Ray Barbie

Donavon and Ray Barbie jamming
Donavon and Ray Barbie jamming (Waiting on clearance for this shot)
Donavon and his band jamming, while director Angelo Mei films on.
Donavon and his band jamming, while director Angelo Mei films on.

The crowd signs along.
The crowd signs along.

Donavon plays his encore...
Donavon plays his encore.Donavon plays his encore.