LIVE REPORTPYRAMID GARDEN8/22 SUN
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Posted on 2021.8.22 18:37
Sokabe Keiichi kicks off the last day with a relaxed vibe
Sokabe Keiichi of Sunny Day Service kicked things off for the final day of Fuji Rock 2021 at Pyramid Garden. The first musical set following the daily yoga session at the stage, Sokabe kept his set upbeat and relaxed.
This is his third time playing solo at the festival, though he has played with his band five times, including Saturday of this year’s festival.
In his 10:30AM set, many families and folks hanging out for their morning coffee at Pyramid Garden joined him by sitting in the hula hoops or sprawling out on the grass. Many were even seen dozing off or napping, which isn’t an insult to the musician as much as a compliment.
Everyone has had a fun, long, and perhaps exhausting weekend, and there’s no better feeling than being able to drift off into dreamland while listening to relaxing music. That is what Sokabe provided this morning.
Just a man and his guitar, the set started with “Kira Kira” followed by “Summer ’71” which is a nod to the season and year he was born. He made note that he had just turned 50 this past month – a huge milestone in life – making his solo set this year all the more memorable.
And all-around upbeat and positive set, which hopefully helped set the tone for the rest of the day for many listeners.
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