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What were your Fuji Rock Festival favorites this year?

by Richard Smart

SATURDAY:
Lloyd Marsden
Musician, 27
(Australian)
Broken Bells were incredible. They had an awesome vibe and the sound was mixed perfectly. I don’t think I’ve been to a better festival.

SATURDAY:
Kaoru Itayagoshi
Graphic designer, 29
(Japanese)
!!! were the best thing yesterday. I saw them for the first time in 2004 and I’ve been following them since then.

SATURDAY:
Yoshiomi Nakano
Salaryman, 40
(Japanese)
Muse were the best thing on Friday. I’ve always liked their music and it’s the third time I’ve seen them live.

SATURDAY:
Niki Allworth
27
(Australian)
Yesterday !!! and Corrine Bailey Ray were the highlights. Ray had a phenomenal voice and the presence !!! had on stage was unbelievable.

SUNDAY:
Luc d’Entremont
Teacher, 29
(Canadian)
I was disappointed by the bands last night, particularly MGMT. John Butler trio were good though — amazing guitar-playing.

SUNDAY:
Ayano Kishimoto
Stage manager, 26
(Japanese)
I’m just here to get drunk with my friends really. It’s my fifth Fuji Rock — the best artist I’ve seen is Mika.

SUNDAY:
Miyuki Yoshikawa
Office worker, 34
(Japanese)
Theatre Brook were the best band. I’ve been a fan since the first time I saw then at Fuji Rock about eight years ago.

MONDAY:
Takahide Okawa
Office worker, 32
(Japanese)
The highlight for me has been !!! — they were really cool. The rain has been bad though. People should bring good waterproofs.