Noel Gallagher, one of the founding members of renown British rock band Oasis, landed in Tokyo last week and was welcomed by a hysterical crowd. The rockstar was in Japan to start the Asian leg of a world tour with his band Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. On his official blog, Gallagher posted that the mayhem from being greeted by screaming fans was memorable to a “medium level bad” drug trip.
Continuing to describe his chaotic experience, Gallagher wrote that he’s only gotten about 16 hours of sleep in the last week. He described his levels of exhaustion as entering a psychedelic stage, similar to what he used to pay £20 (about 2500 yen/$31) to feel in the ’80s. After waking up in a hotel, Gallagher was manhandled by fans at a local train station. After arriving in Osaka, he even had to run from crowds of fans, as they shouted questions and requests to famous musician.
Despite all the mayhem, Gallagher took the encounters with Japanese fandom in stride. He said that while it was strange, he got a good laugh from the experience and had a great time in Japan. The shows they played were the best of the tour, he commented. After their time in Japan, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds continued on to play a show in Seoul, South Korea.