[Sports Today] SeoTaiji
appears on Japanese Stage
A singer, Seo Taiji's decision to join a top rock festival that
will be held in Japan is becoming a topic of conversation.
Seo Taiji, who is leading a secluded life in Japan, will join a
rock festival, 'Summer Sonic 2001', which will be held over a two
day period, from August 18 ~ 19 in Viva Marine Stadium near Tokyo,
Japan, and in Osaka WTC Open Air Stadium and perform on stage.
Being the first step of the advancement into Japanese music industry
that is starting in the end of August, Seo Taiji's this stage performance
is gathering tremendous attention of those who are interested. 'Summer
Sonic' which has started since last year, is a representative underground
rock music festival in Japan, along with Fuji Rock Festival.
Unlike last year's concert, with the participation of world-famous
artists such as Marilyn Manson, Beck, and The Cult, this year's
concert carries as much importance as woodstock,the major rock music
Seo Taiji's participation in this concert was made through BMG Japan,
a company that is managing Seo Taiji's current label in Japan. The
form of appearance is special guest, but he only appears on the
first day on Tokyo stage, where Marilyn Manson will perform.
Seo Taiji's appearance on this stage is viewed as a touchstone of
his advancement into Japanese stage. Especially, considering that
the foreign advandements of the other korean stars have been only
perfunctory, Seo Taiji's participation in this rock festival is
very meaningful. As a matter of fact, one of the people involved
in the festival said, "Seo Taiji's performance in this concert
will be a lot different from what other korean stars have shown
in foreign countries so far" and also mentioned that "because
his appearance in the concert itself means that he has been recognized
as a world-famous musician, it is same as over half the success
of Seo Taiji's activity in japan is already guaranteed".
Yoon Kyung Chul firstname.lastname@example.org
Trans. By Demian