Madcap Prince of Clowning Mayhem
Ever seen someone play piano and violin at the same time? No? How bout those plus drums, kazoo and cymbals? No? Ever seen a grown man shoot wind-up birds dead with a cap gun? Or pop firecrackers into their mouth? Or shake up a beer only to chomp it in the middle and spray the insides everywhere? No? Apparently you’ve never seen EPPAI.
The Fuji Rock buskers’ resident one-man-band and Marx Brothers on speed merry prankster EPPAI is the little bit of chaos every festival needs. Rules? Where we’re going we don’t need rules. Grab a stranger and make them participate in the madness. Better yet get a stranger and make them grab a passerby to join in. Expect the unexpected is all I’m saying.
You may have missed your chance to see EPPAI perform this year, but he’ll be back next year and he’ll be with the buskers in the Oasis tonight for the daidogei send-off!
[Photo: 5 All photo]