Kamikaze Test Dummies (Ma’ku and myself) were green lighted by AWA 2012 to be one of several DJs to perform for their Saturday night party (aka, “The Rave That Is Not A Rave Because The Word ‘Rave’ Implies There Is Drugs And Alcohol Involved”, so says AWA management). Ma’ku has been to several of these Japanese animation conventions, and he is well versed in the Anime subculture. I, on the other hand, took this gig as a whole new experience. All in all, we had a blast.
Below are some fan videos I found on YouTube after the convention. Both videos offer a true feel of the crowd, the costumes, and what happened over the course of the weekend.
At 3:14 of the above video, you can get a quick peek of the 3500+ people dancing and going nuts Saturday night while we were on stage.
Check out the roller coaster rat maze style line that waited in the lobby while we set up for the Saturday night party (at 2:30).
Much thanks to DJ Auptimus, Jinnai, Innubito, Pixel8, and Bishop for taking us in and letting us share the stage with you.