Last night (and I do mean night as it went from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.) was the annual Night of The Adeaters Osaka (CMフェスタ / Nuit des publivores). For the third year in a row, second as a photographer, I attended the event and had quite of bit of fun. There were many funny commercials from around the world, and here is the very first one, the only standout I could locate on youtube. Some of the others include a Brazilian very easy to install furniture ad, some strong environmental and equality ones from Greenpeace, Amnesty International et al, and a funny Japanese one about an armpit shaver or cream, I can't remember for sure.
Well, I'll let the (many) pictures do the talking.
|Producer Jean-Christian Bouvier welcoming the guests|
|Attendees grabbing freebies by the gracious sponsors|
|While the band played on, people hurried to get best seats|
|This place usually hosts classical concerts and musicals|
|Hatchi Hatchell (ハッチ八チェル) kicked things off|
|And off was the crowd for the marathon|
|During the breaks, guests made the best of more freebies|
|Others enjoyed Mimosa's innovative magic|
|Free samples of shochu (Japanese spirit) was also available|
|Free sport drinks hydrated others|
|From the second break, Capoeira West dazzled the crowd|
|The whole Capoeira West crew|
|A raffle also benefited many attendees|
|He has been attending 11 editions straight!|
|During breaks some took the opportunity to buy past editions...|
|... a well deserved beer|
|... or catch some rest (not during the ads, of course not)!|
|But the bands kept on going (check out my cameo on the big screen behind)|
After the band played and just before the last session started, they presented a short commercial by yours truly, showing some pictures I took last year, as well as other shots. Sadly there was a technical glitch so there was no sound and it was interrupted. But rest assured, here it is, specially for you. The music is by Sylvain Esteve, as a soundtrack to an art project of mine.