Superfans Travel from Japan for Richmond Music Festival
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013
As Richmond Live 2013 draws near a new distance record has been set. The events “Friends of Richmond Live” administrator, Jon Naylor, has been contacted by a couple from Japan wishing to both become friends of Richmond Live and attend the event at the beginning of August.
Hirokazu and Natsuko Chishiro, husband and wife from Kyoto, Japan are musicians themselves and self confessed “From The Jam” fans. In fact they love the band so much that when they heard they were headlining at the Richmond Live music festival in Richmond North Yorkshire some 6000 miles away, as the crow flies, they decided to book their plane tickets there and then.
They contacted the event organisers to enquire if they could become Friends of Richmond Live as advertised on their web site. Gold membership entitled them both to free backstage passes and access to the festivals unique viewing platform that puts fans within touching distance of their favourite acts.
Jon Naylor said: “We are thrilled to hear that somebody from so far away is coming to see our event. I’ve swapped a few emails with Hirokazu whilst sorting out his tickets and payment and he is a thoroughly nice chap and clearly excited about the event. We are really looking forward to the Chishiros coming over and we are going to give them a little bit of celebrity treatment as they have made such an effort.”
Anybody wishing to become a friend of Richmond Live can find details and all the benefits on the website at www.richmondlive.org
Richmond Live runs from 4.45pm to 11pm on Friday August 2nd and 12 noon to 11pm on Saturday August 3rd. Entry is £5.00 on Friday evening and £8.00 for Saturday. Weekend tickets are also available for £12.00 on the gate however guests are encouraged to buy advanced tickets via the website www.richmondlive.org for just £10.00 for the whole weekend. As always, all proceeds will go towards making the 2014 show even bigger and better.
Photo: Japanese 'From The Jam' fans, Hirokazu and Natsuko Chishiro